Malaga travel budget

Malaga: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Malaga

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 58 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1318* (1106 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 89 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2621* (2198 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 118 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 4000* (3360 €)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Malaga compared to Spain in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Malaga in 2021 is 17% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Malaga in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Malaga by expense type

Restaurant budget in Malaga

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Malaga is 29% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 7.2 to $ 18)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 15 to $ 30)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.4/person
($ 7.2 to $ 9.6)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.7 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 4.2)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Malaga

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Malaga is 33% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 71/night
($ 52 to $ 101)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 76/night
($ 48 to $ 122)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 65 to $ 158)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 133/night
($ 93 to $ 177)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 345/night
($ 269 to $ 433)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 66/month
($ 49 to $ 97)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 127/month
($ 79 to $ 205)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 141/month
($ 70 to $ 242)

14% 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
$ 103/month
($ 54 to $ 193)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 189/month
($ 102 to $ 335)

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

Supermarket food budget in Malaga

On average, the price of supermarket food in Malaga is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10.3/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 15)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.5/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 7.2)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Malaga

On average, the price of transport in Malaga is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 48/month
($ 42 to $ 60)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

142% 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)
$ 3.9
($ 3 to $ 5.4)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Car hire
Car hire
$ 24/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 174)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Malaga

On average, the cost of housing in Malaga is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 136/month
($ 72 to $ 219)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 47/month
($ 36 to $ 60)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 65
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 837/month
($ 658 to $ 1016)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1328
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 606/month
($ 478 to $ 837)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1069
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1298/month
($ 1076 to $ 1912)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2126
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 971/month
($ 837 to $ 1195)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1698
Gym
Gym
$ 41/month
($ 30 to $ 48)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 490/month
($ 359 to $ 1076)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 924
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 10276/yr
($ 7170 to $ 14339)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15684

Leisure activity budget in Malaga

On average, budget for leisure activities in Malaga is 8% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.6/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 7.2 to $ 30)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Malaga

On average, shopping budget in Malaga is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 6 to $ 12)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 30 to $ 108)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 34
($ 18 to $ 47)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 72
($ 48 to $ 95)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 93
($ 60 to $ 120)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 95

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Malaga
Manchester → Malaga
Manchester → Malaga
$ 109
(fair price: $ 94)
London → Malaga
London → Malaga
London → Malaga
$ 70
(fair price: $ 60)
Dublin → Malaga
Dublin → Malaga
Dublin → Malaga
$ 138
(fair price: $ 116)
Edinburgh → Malaga
Edinburgh → Malaga
Edinburgh → Malaga
$ 173
(fair price: $ 149)
New York City → Malaga
New York City → Malaga
New York City → Malaga
$ 617
(fair price: $ 517)
Montreal → Malaga
Montreal → Malaga
Montreal → Malaga
$ 741
(fair price: $ 646)
Toronto (Ontario) → Malaga
Toronto (Ontario) → Malaga
Toronto (Ontario) → Malaga
$ 768
(fair price: $ 654)
Los Angeles → Malaga
Los Angeles  → Malaga
Los Angeles  → Malaga
$ 875
(fair price: $ 695)
Sydney → Malaga
Sydney → Malaga
Sydney → Malaga
$ 1749
(fair price: $ 1229)
Melbourne → Malaga
Melbourne → Malaga
Melbourne → Malaga
$ 1696
(fair price: $ 1261)
Auckland → Malaga
Auckland → Malaga
Auckland → Malaga
$ 1573
(fair price: $ 1320)
Perth → Malaga
Perth → Malaga
Perth → Malaga
$ 1389
(fair price: $ 1158)


About this information on the cost of living in Malaga

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

The information about the cost of living in Malaga was updated on 22-01-2021.

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