Cost of living in Bilbao, Spain

Summary of cost of living in Bilbao

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,237
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,612
  • Bilbao is the 4th most expensive city in Spain (4 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Bilbao is cheaper than in 72% of cities in Western Europe (62 out of 86)
  • Cost of living in Bilbao is cheaper than in 53% of cities in the World (143 out of 270)
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List of prices in Bilbao
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.87
12 eggs, large €2.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.04
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.86
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.53
2 liters of coca-cola €1.77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.08
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,249
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €854
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €124
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €777
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €627
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €100
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €32
40” flat screen tv €353
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €147
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €84
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €40
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €105
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,647
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.81
Monthly ticket public transport €37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €18
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.39
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.18
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €61
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.79
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.04
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.84
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.60
Tube of toothpaste €1.72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €55
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €43
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.01
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.06
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €438
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district €61
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €4.94
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 85 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: July 02, 2022

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Bilbao position in our World Ranking

the world
143rd
out of 270
western europe
62nd
out of 86
spain
4th
out of 16

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