The great quality of life in this country is a fact. Due mainly to the good weather, there are few who claim that the Spanish don’t live very well, as it is also one of the cheapest countries in Europe to live in. Still, you have to be realistic—moving abroad is an important decision. That’s why we’re giving you all the information you need about how much it costs to live in our country.
The first and most important thing to look for is a roof over your head. The best option is to rent rooms in shared apartments. In addition to being a unique experience that you should live at least once in a lifetime, it will be the cheapest option for your wallet. The Spaniards pay, on average, about 400 Euro per month for rent, although everything will depend on the city in which you choose to reside. While Madrid or Barcelona are the most expensive destinations, paying approximately 500 Euro per month, in Andalusia or Extremadura, prices fall to about 350 Euro per month, which is undoubtedly an affordable price, allowing you to have money to enjoy all that Spain has to offer you.
Talking about shopping, in Spain you have a nice selection of supermarkets at a good price in which the shopping cart no saldrá por un ojo de la cara (will not cost you the eye off your face: take note of this typical Spanish expression). You can fill your shopping cart for 5% less than in the rest of Europe. Meat is cheaper than in other countries, and fruits and vegetables are a must in a country where the Mediterranean diet is based on these foods, all grown on our land. However, fish, bread, and cereals are somewhat more expensive than on the rest of the continent, but hey, maybe it’s because you’re paying for quality 😉
Finally, let’s focus on other aspects, such as leisure, which will undoubtedly be what interests you most. Fun fact: having a caña (glass of beer) in Spain costs an average of 2 Euro, 48% cheaper than the European average. If, in addition to this, it is accompanied by the traditional tapa…you can drink and eat something at a laughable price!
So, now you know, it all depends on the city you decide to move to, but in general, Spain is a fairly affordable country where you can spend a decent amount of time at a reasonable price. And if you still have any doubts, don’t worry, because at Route Spain, we will be at your disposal to guide you on all this and more, so that your adventure doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket!