Cost of living in Madrid, Spain

Summary of cost of living in Madrid

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,351
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,792
  • Madrid is the 2nd most expensive city in Spain (2 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Madrid is cheaper than in 67% of cities in Western Europe (37 out of 55)
  • Cost of living in Madrid is more expensive than in 56% of cities in the World (104 out of 234)

List of prices in Madrid
Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.53
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.79
12 eggs, large €2.22
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.77
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.84
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of coca-cola €1.61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.74
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,443
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,038
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €128
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,048
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €703
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €87
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €27
40” flat screen tv €332
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €92
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €79
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €88
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,570
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.37
Monthly ticket public transport €53
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €65
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.27
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.75
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.54
Tube of toothpaste €1.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €30
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €48
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €46
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.61
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.04
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €528
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district €47
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,872 prices entered by 438 different people.
Latest price update: August 14, 2020

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Madrid position in our World Ranking

the world
104th
out of 234
western europe
37th
out of 55
spain
2nd
out of 11

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