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:

  • $ 69 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1524* (1414 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 8.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 3086* (2856 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 135 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 51 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 4467* (4130 €)

* 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 2024

Cost of living: Spain VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Spain in 2024 is 21% 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 33% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Fuerteventura
Gibraltar 32% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gibraltar
Barcelona 26% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Barcelona
Badalona 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Badalona
Marbella 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Marbella
San Sebastian 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Sebastian
Madrid 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Madrid
Bilbao 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bilbao
Granada 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Granada
Ibiza 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ibiza
Sevilla 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sevilla
Tenerife 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tenerife
Lloret de Mar 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lloret de Mar
Gran Canaria 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gran Canaria
Salou 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Salou
Majorca 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Majorca
Alicante 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Alicante
Valencia 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Valencia

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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 33% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 13/person
($ 8.7 to $ 21)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 17 to $ 44)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.2/person
($ 8.7 to $ 11)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 4.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 0.9 to $ 3.2)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Spain: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Spain costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 57 to $ 286)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 137
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 52 to $ 311)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 126/night
($ 64 to $ 398)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 145/night
($ 77 to $ 383)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 293
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 226/night
($ 134 to $ 462)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 520
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 88/month
($ 49 to $ 267)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 158/month
($ 82 to $ 401)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 147/month
($ 71 to $ 441)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 140/month
($ 89 to $ 318)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 209/month
($ 103 to $ 553)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 191

Spain: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Spain costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.8)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 2.2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.5 to $ 3.9)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.6/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 11)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.5/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.3 to $ 1.3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Spain: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Spain is 33% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.1)

81% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.8
($ 2.6 to $ 6.5)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 76/24hrs
($ 16 to $ 1574)

142% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32

Spain: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Spain costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.7/ticket
($ 7.6 to $ 11)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.8 to $ 24)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Spain: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Spain costs 8% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.6/pack
($ 5.4 to $ 6.5)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 80
($ 32 to $ 120)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 17 to $ 49)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Barcelona
New York City → Barcelona
New York City → Barcelona
$ 655
(fair price: $ 515)
New York City → Madrid
New York City → Madrid
New York City → Madrid
$ 699
(fair price: $ 579)
Los Angeles → Barcelona
Los Angeles  → Barcelona
Los Angeles  → Barcelona
$ 769
(fair price: $ 659)
Los Angeles → Madrid
Los Angeles  → Madrid
Los Angeles  → Madrid
$ 886
(fair price: $ 701)
New York City → Malaga
New York City → Malaga
New York City → Malaga
$ 697
(fair price: $ 596)
Manchester → Barcelona
Manchester → Barcelona
Manchester → Barcelona
$ 100
(fair price: $ 80)
New York City → Majorca
New York City → Majorca
New York City → Majorca
$ 712
(fair price: $ 603)
Manchester → Tenerife
Manchester → Tenerife
Manchester → Tenerife
$ 186
(fair price: $ 160)
London → Tenerife
London → Tenerife
London → Tenerife
$ 134
(fair price: $ 107)
Edinburgh → Tenerife
Edinburgh → Tenerife
Edinburgh → Tenerife
$ 212
(fair price: $ 179)
London → Majorca
London → Majorca
London → Majorca
$ 86
(fair price: $ 70)
Manchester → Lanzarote
Manchester → Lanzarote
Manchester → Lanzarote
$ 208
(fair price: $ 172)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Spain updated on 25-02-2024.

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