Cost of living in Malaga, Spain

Summary of cost of living in Malaga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,833
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,352
  • Cost of living in Malaga is cheaper than in 59% of cities in Spain (10 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Malaga is cheaper than in 89% of cities in Western Europe (74 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Malaga is cheaper than in 62% of cities in the World (167 out of 271)
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List of prices in Malaga
Current as of May 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 €2.93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.81
12 eggs, large €2.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.74
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.82
2 liters of coca-cola €1.64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.84
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €988
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €734
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €112
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €587
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €462
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €68
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen tv €354
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €87
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.54
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €74
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €25
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €68
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €90
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,566
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.57
Monthly ticket public transport €34
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €23
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.26
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €57
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.70
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.63
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.79
Tube of toothpaste €1.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €15
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €27
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €63
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €37
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.69
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.87
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €407
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district €43
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.06
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 267 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2022

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Malaga position in our World Ranking

the world
167th
out of 271
western europe
74th
out of 83
spain
10th
out of 17

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