Cost of living in Barcelona as a student

Cost of living in Barcelona as a student


The most important expense is accommodation. You can find rooms for about 500 euros per month in shared apartments, or about 900 euros if you are looking for a student residence. If you choose to live in a shared flat, you have to take into account the cost of bills (electricity in Spain is among the most expensive in Europe, so you can have surprises if you do not control the consumption of electricity in your shared apartment. Student housing offers you the opportunity to rent a room in a shared flat with the security and guarantees that a university residence offers: consumptions included and 24 hours student attention.


Food will be the second important expense. If you like to cook at home, at Barcelona Student Housing you have a fully equipped kitchen so you can prepare your favorite dishes.

Here you have the prices of the most common products of the shopping basket in a supermarket in Barcelona:

Milk (normal), (1 liter) € 0.84

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.07 €

Rice (white), (1kg) 0.94 €

Eggs (regular) (12) 1.75 €

Local Cheese (1kg) 9.37 € 6.00-18.00

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.61 €

Round Veal (1kg) (or Rear Meat Equivalent Network) € 11.47

Apples (1kg) 1.72 €

Banana (1kg) 1.58 €

Oranges (1kg) 1.61 €

Tomato (1kg) € 1.65

Potato (1kg) € 1.03

Onion (1kg) 1.27 €

Lettuce (1 head) € 0.94

Water (1.5 liter bottle) € 0.66

Bottle of wine (medium range) € 5.00

If you go out to eat at a restaurant, you can have a daily menu for around 10 euros. A la carte dinner will depend on the restaurant, but calculates about 25-30 euros per person in a mid-range restaurant.



The cost of public transport for the entire month will range between 60 and 80 euros.



These are the prices of some leisure activities that may interest you:

Entrance to the cinema from € 8 to € 12.

Entrance to the theater from € 12 to € 50.

Modern music concert from € 20 to € 80.

Football match of € 20 to € 100.

Entrance to the museum from € 5 to € 15.

Admission to a music bar or disco from € 10 to € 30.

Of course it will depend a lot on your pace of life, but for you to have a global idea, without counting on the accommodation, the monthly budget will be around 600 to 800 euros per month.

As you can see, the cost of living in Spain is much lower than in other European countries, so you already have one more reason to choose Barcelona as your destination to study abroad.
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