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cost of living

Cost of living in Spain Avg.


  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 €   
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39.00€
  • McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 €
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.00 €
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 €
  • Cappuccino (regular) 1.55 €       
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.66 €
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.12 €


  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 €


  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat  8.00 €

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.99 €
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.12 €
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 73.40 €


Public holidays in Spain

Date, English name

January 1, New Year's Day (national holiday)

January 6, Epiphany (national holiday)

February 2, Virgin of "la Candelaria"

February 28, Regional Holiday

March 1, Regional Holiday

March 19, St. Joseph's Day

March or April, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday (national holiday), Easter Monday

April 23, Regional Holiday

May 1, Labour Day (national holiday)

May 2, Regional Holiday

May 17, Regional Holiday (Galician Literature Day)

May 30, Regional Holiday

May 31, Regional Holiday

May or June, Corpus Christi

June 9, Regional Holiday

June 24, St. John's Day

July 25, Saint James

August 15, Assumption (national holiday)

September 2, Municipal Holiday

September 8, Regional Holiday

September 11, National Day of Catalonia

September 15, Regional Holiday

October 9, Regional Holiday

October 12, Fiesta Nacional de España (national holiday)

October 25, Regional Holiday (from 2011)

November 1, All Saints Day (national holiday)

December 6, Constitution Day (national holiday)

December 8, Immaculate Conception (national holiday)

December 25, Christmas Day (national holiday)

December 26, St. Stephen's Day

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