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The Cost of Living in Barcelona in 2016

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

Entertainment

•    Espresso Coffee (coffee shop) – €1.25 – up to €2.50 in tourist places
•    Bottle of beer (supermarket) – €1.25
•    Glass of beer (bar) – €2.50
•    Glass of beer (Irish bar) – €5.00
•    Cinema movie ticket – €8.50

Grocery Items

•    2 litre bottle of Coke – €1.39
•    1.5 litre bottle of water (supermarket) – €0.66
•    1 litre bottle of water (tourist area on Ramblas) – €3.00
•    Baguette (patisserie) – €1.00
•    Whole milk (per litre) – €1.39
•    12 Free Range Eggs – €2.59
•    12 Eggs (normal) – €1.19
•    Margarine (per 500g) – €2.15

Ramblas

Produce

•    Potatoes (per kilo) – €0.75
•    Bananas (per kilo) – €1.60
•    Iceberg lettuce (each) – €1.35

Supermarket - Barcelona

Tobacco

Not all branded cigarettes are listed. The price varies between €44.50 – €48.50 per 10 x 20 pack depending on what brand and where you buy them from.

•    Marlboro Light Cigarettes – €48.50
•    Lucky Strike Cigarettes – €44.50

General Grocery Products

•    Coffee (per 250g vacuum packed ground coffee) – €2.78
•    White sugar (1kg) – €0.75
•    Corn Flakes (500g) – €1.99
•    Tomatoes (per kilo) – €2.35
•    Orange juice (per litre) – €1.85
•    Soft drink (Coca Cola per two litres) – €1.36

Home Expenses

•    Electricity – 100 KWh of electricity inclusive IVA (Tax) service charges and meter rental – €28.50
•    Domestic Water – 10 m3 of water (inclusive of taxes and other standing charges ) – €28.74
•    Natural Gas – per kWh inclusive of taxes and standing charges – €15.61
•    Telephone – monthly line rental – €18.00
•    Fibre Optic Internet – Most providers will not permit you to have internet without a telephone line. Per month – €55 to €60. (First year, you need to stay with the company for a minimum period of 12 months)

Villa - Barcelona

Transportation

•    T10 Metro Ticket (10 journey’s) – €9.95
•    Taxi (per kilometre) – €1.03 (minimum pickup charge of €7.00)

Petrol

•    Regular unleaded petrol (per litre) – €1.285
•    Premium unleaded petrol – €1.404
•    Regular diesel (per litre) – €1.209
•    Premium diesel (per litre) – €1.404

Good and Services

•    McDonald’s Big Mac (hamburger) – €3.40
•    Pizza Vegetarian – €11.00 – €15.00 (restaurant)
•    Haircuts (men): wash, cut and blow – €18.00
•    Toothpaste (per tube) – €1.60

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.

*Information taken from Barcelona Tourist Guide*

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