Travel budget in Spain

Spain: calculate your travel budget

Spain: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Spain for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1467* (1232 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 109 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3003* (2520 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 4377* (3668 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Spain in 2021

Cost of living: Spain VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Spain in 2021 is 9% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Spain by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Spain compared to the national average.

Cities /Spain View Details
Fuerteventura 29% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Fuerteventura
San Sebastian 29% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Sebastian
Gibraltar 25% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gibraltar
Barcelona 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Barcelona
Ibiza 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ibiza
Bilbao 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bilbao
Marbella 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Marbella
Lanzarote 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lanzarote
Salou 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Salou
Madrid 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Madrid
Tenerife 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tenerife
Majorca 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Majorca
Fuengirola 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Fuengirola
Alicante 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Alicante
Torrevieja 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Torrevieja

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Local prices in Spain by expense type

Spain: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Spain costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 9.6 to $ 18)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 17 to $ 36)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9/person
($ 8.4 to $ 9.6)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.2)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 3)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 3.3)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2/can
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Spain: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Spain costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 59 to $ 107)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 63 to $ 137)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 85 to $ 194)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 136/night
($ 98 to $ 192)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 253/night
($ 185 to $ 352)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 75/month
($ 57 to $ 104)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 234/month
($ 146 to $ 370)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 149/month
($ 93 to $ 241)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 198/month
($ 113 to $ 339)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 190/month
($ 126 to $ 288)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Spain: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Spain costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 2.6)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.2/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 9.6)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Spain: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Spain is 20% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.7)

123% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 2.9 to $ 6.1)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 125)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Spain: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Spain costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.6/ticket
($ 8.1 to $ 12)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 7.2 to $ 28)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Spain: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Spain is 21% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 6 to $ 7.2)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 85
($ 36 to $ 120)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 18 to $ 54)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Malaga
Manchester → Malaga
Manchester → Malaga
$ 115
(fair price: $ 90)
London → Barcelona
London → Barcelona
London → Barcelona
$ 95
(fair price: $ 75)
London → Malaga
London → Malaga
London → Malaga
$ 73
(fair price: $ 63)
Manchester → Barcelona
Manchester → Barcelona
Manchester → Barcelona
$ 113
(fair price: $ 89)
Manchester → Alicante
Manchester → Alicante
Manchester → Alicante
$ 120
(fair price: $ 101)
London → Madrid
London → Madrid
London → Madrid
$ 77
(fair price: $ 69)
Manchester → Tenerife
Manchester → Tenerife
Manchester → Tenerife
$ 194
(fair price: $ 156)
Edinburgh → Tenerife
Edinburgh → Tenerife
Edinburgh → Tenerife
$ 259
(fair price: $ 205)
Manchester → Lanzarote
Manchester → Lanzarote
Manchester → Lanzarote
$ 235
(fair price: $ 180)
London → Tenerife
London → Tenerife
London → Tenerife
$ 140
(fair price: $ 116)
London → Majorca
London → Majorca
London → Majorca
$ 95
(fair price: $ 79)
London → Lanzarote
London → Lanzarote
London → Lanzarote
$ 147
(fair price: $ 118)


About the information on the cost of living in Spain

The information about the cost of living in Spain shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Spain updated on 12-04-2021.

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