Travel budget and cost of living in Spain how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 65 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1439* (1218 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3017* (2534 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 139 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 4362* (3654 €)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Spain VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Spain in 2019 is 15% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Spain in 2019 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
Ibiza 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ibiza
San Sebastian 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Sebastian
Majorca 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Majorca
Barcelona 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Barcelona
Gibraltar 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gibraltar
Ferrol 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ferrol
Madrid 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Madrid
Marbella 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Marbella
Salou 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Salou
Fuengirola 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Fuengirola
Lanzarote 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Lanzarote
Fuerteventura 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Fuerteventura
Tenerife 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tenerife
Alicante 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Alicante
Torrevieja 27% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Torrevieja

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Local prices in Spain by expense type

Restaurant budget in Spain

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Spain costs 20% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 9.6 to $ 15)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 15 to $ 30)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.4/person
($ 7.2 to $ 9.6)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.9 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Spain

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Spain costs 18% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 58 to $ 112)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 61 to $ 141)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 140/night
($ 81 to $ 265)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 95 to $ 212)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 245/night
($ 174 to $ 360)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 76/month
($ 54 to $ 121)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 228/month
($ 118 to $ 445)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 164/month
($ 89 to $ 312)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 230/month
($ 102 to $ 526)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Spain

On average, the price of supermarket food in Spain costs 37% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10.6/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 18)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 9.4)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 18)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Spain

On average, the price of transport in Spain is essentially the same as in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 53/month
($ 36 to $ 66)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

100% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.6
($ 2.7 to $ 5.3)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 30/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 118)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Spain

On average, the cost of housing in Spain costs 23% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 141/month
($ 79 to $ 226)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 49/month
($ 36 to $ 66)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 748/month
($ 478 to $ 1136)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 569/month
($ 359 to $ 897)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1199/month
($ 717 to $ 1793)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 876/month
($ 598 to $ 1434)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 45/month
($ 34 to $ 60)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 415/month
($ 267 to $ 598)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8179/yr
($ 5736 to $ 11949)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Spain

On average, budget for leisure activities in Spain costs 17% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.6/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 7.2 to $ 27)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Spain

On average, shopping budget in Spain is 12% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 5.4 to $ 6.2)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 84
($ 48 to $ 118)

83% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 34
($ 23 to $ 48)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 84
($ 60 to $ 108)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 101
($ 60 to $ 144)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Toronto (Ontario) → Barcelona
Toronto (Ontario) → Barcelona
Toronto (Ontario) → Barcelona
$ 746
(fair price: $ 658)
Toronto (Ontario) → Madrid
Toronto (Ontario) → Madrid
Toronto (Ontario) → Madrid
$ 781
(fair price: $ 686)
Los Angeles → Madrid
Los Angeles  → Madrid
Los Angeles  → Madrid
$ 696
(fair price: $ 622)
New York City → Barcelona
New York City → Barcelona
New York City → Barcelona
$ 586
(fair price: $ 506)
Edinburgh → Sevilla
Edinburgh → Sevilla
Edinburgh → Sevilla
$ 309
(fair price: $ 188)
New York City → Malaga
New York City → Malaga
New York City → Malaga
$ 720
(fair price: $ 570)
Dublin → Malaga
Dublin → Malaga
Dublin → Malaga
$ 176
(fair price: $ 157)
Edinburgh → Madrid
Edinburgh → Madrid
Edinburgh → Madrid
$ 238
(fair price: $ 199)
Manchester → Malaga
Manchester → Malaga
Manchester → Malaga
$ 183
(fair price: $ 151)
London → Sevilla
London → Sevilla
London → Sevilla
$ 151
(fair price: $ 132)
London → Madrid
London → Madrid
London → Madrid
$ 102
(fair price: $ 94)
Dublin → Barcelona
Dublin → Barcelona
Dublin → Barcelona
$ 153
(fair price: $ 136)
Los Angeles → Barcelona
Los Angeles  → Barcelona
Los Angeles  → Barcelona
$ 691
(fair price: $ 630)
Manchester → Barcelona
Manchester → Barcelona
Manchester → Barcelona
$ 168
(fair price: $ 136)
London → Malaga
London → Malaga
London → Malaga
$ 106
(fair price: $ 96)
Dublin → Madrid
Dublin → Madrid
Dublin → Madrid
$ 136
(fair price: $ 115)
New York City → Madrid
New York City → Madrid
New York City → Madrid
$ 535
(fair price: $ 481)
London → Barcelona
London → Barcelona
London → Barcelona
$ 88
(fair price: $ 84)
London → Bilbao
London → Bilbao
London → Bilbao
$ 177
(fair price: $ 151)
Edinburgh → Bilbao
Edinburgh → Bilbao
Edinburgh → Bilbao
$ 267
(fair price: $ 239)
Dublin → Sevilla
Dublin → Sevilla
Dublin → Sevilla
$ 241
(fair price: $ 196)
Manchester → Madrid
Manchester → Madrid
Manchester → Madrid
$ 152
(fair price: $ 126)
Manchester → Sevilla
Manchester → Sevilla
Manchester → Sevilla
$ 222
(fair price: $ 171)
Edinburgh → Malaga
Edinburgh → Malaga
Edinburgh → Malaga
$ 217
(fair price: $ 183)
Edinburgh → Barcelona
Edinburgh → Barcelona
Edinburgh → Barcelona
$ 207
(fair price: $ 176)
New York City → Sevilla
New York City → Sevilla
New York City → Sevilla
$ 701
(fair price: $ 606)
Dublin → Bilbao
Dublin → Bilbao
Dublin → Bilbao
$ 238
(fair price: $ 204)
Manchester → Bilbao
Manchester → Bilbao
Manchester → Bilbao
$ 257
(fair price: $ 216)
Toronto (Ontario) → Malaga
Toronto (Ontario) → Malaga
Toronto (Ontario) → Malaga
$ 801
(fair price: $ 694)
Edinburgh → Lanzarote
Edinburgh → Lanzarote
Edinburgh → Lanzarote
$ 352
(fair price: $ 267)
Edinburgh → Fuerteventura
Edinburgh → Fuerteventura
Edinburgh → Fuerteventura
$ 384
(fair price: $ 248)
Edinburgh → Tenerife
Edinburgh → Tenerife
Edinburgh → Tenerife
$ 379
(fair price: $ 297)
Manchester → Fuerteventura
Manchester → Fuerteventura
Manchester → Fuerteventura
$ 345
(fair price: $ 234)
Dublin → Fuerteventura
Dublin → Fuerteventura
Dublin → Fuerteventura
$ 330
(fair price: $ 235)
Edinburgh → Gran Canaria
Edinburgh → Gran Canaria
Edinburgh → Gran Canaria
$ 345
(fair price: $ 274)
Manchester → Lanzarote
Manchester → Lanzarote
Manchester → Lanzarote
$ 310
(fair price: $ 245)
Manchester → Gran Canaria
Manchester → Gran Canaria
Manchester → Gran Canaria
$ 278
(fair price: $ 225)
London → Fuerteventura
London → Fuerteventura
London → Fuerteventura
$ 280
(fair price: $ 205)
London → Lanzarote
London → Lanzarote
London → Lanzarote
$ 237
(fair price: $ 182)
Dublin → Tenerife
Dublin → Tenerife
Dublin → Tenerife
$ 274
(fair price: $ 244)
New York City → Ibiza
New York City → Ibiza
New York City → Ibiza
$ 677
(fair price: $ 580)
Dublin → Lanzarote
Dublin → Lanzarote
Dublin → Lanzarote
$ 286
(fair price: $ 247)
Dublin → Gran Canaria
Dublin → Gran Canaria
Dublin → Gran Canaria
$ 302
(fair price: $ 251)
Manchester → Tenerife
Manchester → Tenerife
Manchester → Tenerife
$ 275
(fair price: $ 217)
London → Tenerife
London → Tenerife
London → Tenerife
$ 224
(fair price: $ 198)
London → Gran Canaria
London → Gran Canaria
London → Gran Canaria
$ 239
(fair price: $ 195)
London → Majorca
London → Majorca
London → Majorca
$ 122
(fair price: $ 107)
Manchester → Majorca
Manchester → Majorca
Manchester → Majorca
$ 186
(fair price: $ 149)
Edinburgh → Ibiza
Edinburgh → Ibiza
Edinburgh → Ibiza
$ 285
(fair price: $ 236)
London → Ibiza
London → Ibiza
London → Ibiza
$ 168
(fair price: $ 141)
London → Minorca
London → Minorca
London → Minorca
$ 231
(fair price: $ 193)
Dublin → Ibiza
Dublin → Ibiza
Dublin → Ibiza
$ 259
(fair price: $ 210)
Dublin → Majorca
Dublin → Majorca
Dublin → Majorca
$ 195
(fair price: $ 165)
New York City → Majorca
New York City → Majorca
New York City → Majorca
$ 680
(fair price: $ 517)
Manchester → Ibiza
Manchester → Ibiza
Manchester → Ibiza
$ 273
(fair price: $ 212)
Edinburgh → Majorca
Edinburgh → Majorca
Edinburgh → Majorca
$ 244
(fair price: $ 213)
Edinburgh → Minorca
Edinburgh → Minorca
Edinburgh → Minorca
$ 336
(fair price: $ 238)
New York City → Tenerife
New York City → Tenerife
New York City → Tenerife
$ 897
(fair price: $ 733)
Manchester → Minorca
Manchester → Minorca
Manchester → Minorca
$ 334
(fair price: $ 226)
Dublin → Minorca
Dublin → Minorca
Dublin → Minorca
$ 490
(fair price: $ 347)
New York City → Gran Canaria
New York City → Gran Canaria
New York City → Gran Canaria
$ 786
(fair price: $ 623)

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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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Spain updated on 24-03-2019.

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