Cost of Living in Valencia

Summary of cost of living in Valencia, Spain:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.25 € 9.90-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 35.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 € 9.00-12.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 € 1.80-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 € 2.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.96 € 1.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 € 1.50-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 € 1.00-2.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.89 € 3.07-5.30
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.54-2.71
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.41-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.54 € 1.29-3.66
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.40 € 3.18-8.16
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.40 € 1.81-4.17
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.50 € 3.63-7.62
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.50-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.48-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.27-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.41-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.34-0.88
Onion (1 lb) 0.76 € 0.45-0.99
Lettuce (1 head) 1.16 € 0.70-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.63 € 0.23-1.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 3.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.06 € 0.60-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 € 0.90-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.40 € 5.00-7.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 0.85-1.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 € 25.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.25 € 1.75-4.30
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.90 € 1.90-4.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.38 € 21.38-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.01 € 5.49-6.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,975.00 € 26,000.00-33,365.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,642.86 € 27,500.00-32,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 134.93 € 100.00-220.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.61 € 7.50-40.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.00 € 20.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.95 € 20.00-55.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.31 € 7.00-13.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.50 € 7.00-11.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 469.62 € 300.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,284.44 € 7,500.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.65 € 29.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.17 € 15.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.06 € 55.00-135.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.67 € 63.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,025.76 € 800.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 789.74 € 700.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,665.03 € 1,370.00-2,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,136.09 € 800.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 251.62 € 143.07-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 163.56 € 83.61-278.71
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,723.22 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.38 1.60-4.10

Prices in Valencia

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Last update: May 2024
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14 Comments so far
Miquel on May 13, 2024:
I don't know why people comment here that Valencia or Spain is expensive ?!?

Spain is totally not expensive when you compare with Australia, USA, New Zealand, Switzerland.

There might be some very jealous people posting here.
Michael Smith-O'Brien on Feb 19, 2024:
Living part-time in Spain, my perspective is limited as such; but 45 years of experience allows me a reasonable perspective on compare and contrast; in the US my income was moderate to high and I saved constantly; Retirement is comfortable with luxury of living in both countries;

CLIMATE, FRIENDLY PEOPLE, MASS TRANSIT AND TRAVEL-car independent, TRAVEL and LODGING, FOOD quality, CELL PHONE/INTERNET---SPAIN WINS

CONVENIENCE, COMFORT, AVAILABILITY OF COMMODITIES, LARGE SIZE HOUSING AT REASONABLE COST, INDEPENDENCE (private car req'd ,
Barbara on Sep 28, 2023:
These comments here should be taken with a grain of salt.

Valencia has a great climate, friendly population and prices are not as dramatic as portrayed here in the comments.
Rob on Aug 06, 2023:
Fully agreed with Marco below. One thing to mention as well is about how expensive life is compared to other places in Europe. Gone are the days where you could rent a decent central place for 500/700 euro or go to eat a good dinner for 15/20 euros. People who are saying that are paying low rent is because they are on old contract and landlord cannot raise the rent according to the Spanish law.
Marco on Aug 04, 2023:
Valencia is a great city to spend a few months or a year maximum if you have a well paying job somewhere else. If you dig down in the city culture and real life outside of the expat bubble you will see Valencia and generally speaking Spain for what it is and let me tell you that you will not like it. It is all good and dandy if your only problem is where to go to eat or what to do during the day but if you are serious about this place and you need to go through the bureaucracy - the tax system - flat renovation with the great majority of the people to be totally untrustworthy or borderline scammers. It is even worse if you try to open a business and you are trying to find some trustworthy employees and you will soon realize that they are rarer than diamonds. Lets not even start with the tax systems and their insane taxes.
Sandro Velasquèz on Jun 15, 2023:
Living not far from center, rent 820 for 3 bedroom, make 2850 a month net, plus a 13th month bonus in spain.

Energy is pricey, but hey it's caliente here (hot). Only in january it can be a bit chilly, but only late at night.
Anonymous on Jun 03, 2023:
I live in the USA so living in Spain is a real bargain!!
Martin on Apr 22, 2023:
Hi! Will it be comfortable to live in Valencia with monthly salary €2700 (after taxes). I am looking for a city to move now and Valencia is in my list with Barcelona
Sue on Apr 22, 2023:
Valencia cheap as chips, nice people restaurants reasonable get the re if you can weather fantasic and you are safe…..
Emílio Lopèz on Jan 26, 2023:
Some comments here make you believe Valencia is expensive, but it is isn't.

More expensive than Paris? What a joke. I'm living in city center, 78m2 two bedrooms for 800 plus electricity 102/mth.
Fidelo on Aug 23, 2022:
Valencia españa, is really expensive since September 2021... Rent is very expensive, transportation gym too is more expensive than Paris or Germany ...except if you are student sharing apartments cheap and eat industrial chicken.. Valencia is nice middle city but expensive and complicated if you have children..
Fidelo on Aug 23, 2022:
The cost of life in Valencia, Spain is higher than France... 3 rooms furnished good is between 1300 to 1600 Euro.. Gym is more expensive than frankfurt or Paris is around 50€/months...
Noel on Feb 26, 2022:
The figure on utilities is now way off. As of January 2022 I'm paying €144 a month for electricity alone, and that's without air conditioning or central heating. Estimate now €200 monthly just for electricity and water.
Matas Puzonas on Jan 26, 2021:
Hi, I'm from Lithuania and I'm planning to try to work remotely from Valencia. How about internet speed in and coworking spaces in Valencia?