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Cost of living in Barcelona

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This page has average prices for basic goods and services to help give you an idea of the cost of living in Barcelona Spain. These prices were recorded on February 2010.

Please note that there are 100 cents in €1.00 i.e. 100 cents make up €1.00.

Basic Entertaining

Espresso Coffee in Coffee shop - €1.25 - up to €2.5 in tourist places.

Bottle of beer from supermarket 1 litre €1.19.

Glass of beer from bar - €2.50.
Glass of beer in Irish Bar - €5.00.

Cinema movie Ticket - €7.00.

Grocery Items

Bottle of coke - 2 litre - €1.36.

Bottle of water 1.25 litre from supermarket - 39 cents.
Bottle of water 1 litre from tourist area on Ramblas €2.00.

Baguette bread 0.75 c from patisserie.

Whole milk - €1.71 per litre.

12 Eggs - €1.59.

Margarine - €1.83 for 500g.

Produce
Potatoes - 69 C / kilo
Bananas - €1.25 / kilo
Iceberg lettuce - 79 cents each.

Tobacco
Cigarettes we can't give prices for all brands but the price varies between €30.00 to €35.00 per 10 x 20 pack of cigarettes depending on what brand and where you buy them e.g.

Box of 10 x 20 Marlboro light cigarettes - €34.50
Box of 10 x 20 Lucky Strike cigarettes - €30.00.

Miscellaneous Grocery Products
Coffee - €2.78 for 250g vacuum packed ground coffee
White Sugar - 81 cents for 1 kg
Corn flakes - €2.00 per 500 g
Tomatoes - €1.75 per kilo
Facial tissue - 62 cents per pack
Orange juice - €1.79 per 1.5 litre
Soft drink - Coke Cola €1.36 per 2 litres.

Home Expenses
Electricity - 100 KW h of electricity inclusive IVA and service charges = €25.81.

Water - €20.00 for 10 m3 of water.
Telephone - monthly line rental €14.00
ADSL internet with Telefonica - €50 per month.

(First year, you need to stay with the company for one year, after 12 months it costs about €70.00.)

Transportation
T10 Metro Ticket - 10 journeys -  €10.30
Taxi - €7.00 for 10 minutes taxi ride.

Gasoline/Petrol

Regular unleaded petrol is €1.14/ litre.

Miscellaneous goods and services
Hamburger sandwich - €3.40 for a Mc Donald's big mac
Pizza - vegetarian €9.00 in restaurant.

Haircuts Men's - wash, cut and blow - €18.00.

Toothpaste - €1.45 per tube.

The prices quoted above are representative of standard consumable items in Barcelona and may be used as a rough comparison against the price of items in your own country. You can also use our currency converter to calculate how much these are in your own currency. See our currency converter page for converting prices to your chosen currency.


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