Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages
1 month of gym subscription.
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone)
Unisex Loris perfume
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price.
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks
Go carting 30mins
Movie House 3d cinema
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket)
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee
3 course dinner local restaurant two people
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people
Play station 4 console without games.
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls
Taxi fare on average 5-10km
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare
1 liter petrol/diesel
1 day rent a car cost
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar)
1 pair of men’s formal shoes
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)
Ladies formal shoes original and durable
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance)
The cost of living in Spain as with any country in the world depends on the area and individual lifestyle. In Spain places like Madrid, Saint Sebastian, Barcelona and others are up to 40% more expensive than other cities.
Similarly, prices in the southern coast vary a lot, accommodation in places like Marbella cost way more than smaller villages dotted around the mountains.
Major components to b considered when living in Spain include,
As a student, the options available for housing include homestay, shared apartment, dormitories or private housing. Shared apartments are really common for students in Spain, as all the living costs are split and shared equally amongst other housemates who most likely are students as well.
Typically rent costs between €200 to €500 every month in a shared apartment. Private one-bedroom apartments cost around €300 to €600 per month. Student accommodation like dormitories or campus halls of residence is not very common in Spain however they typically cost around €700 to €1000 for a semester.
The water bill for most cities in Spain cost about €30 or less per month depending on the usage. The electricity bill for an individual can come between €30 to €70 or more depending on the season and the usage.
Internet and Phone
When it comes to the internet in Spain, companies tend to have package deals so services like internet and mobile phone or landline are very common. Typically, one package includes fiber-optic broadband at 300mb/s with unlimited usage with about 30GB of data a month for mobile phones with unlimited texts and calls. The price of this package is around €40 a month, however, for new users, there is a 50% introductory discount that reduces to half price for several months.
The internet service in Spain is very fast, and other added services like installation and maintenance are very prompt and effective.
Food and Drink
Students who are not extremely frugal would find that eating out in Spain is not as expensive as they would expect, a typical mean at a normal restaurant can cost about €20. Coffee in Spain is very cheap and only costs about €1.20.
Fruits and vegetable prices tend to add up depending on the store or supermarket. There are not many pre-packaged or ready meals in Spain, so a home-cooked meal is basically the only way to go instead.
Alcohol is not expensive in Spain, the wine typically cost between €2 to €5 a bottle which is super cheap compared to many other regions. Beer is really cheap to buy especially in supermarkets typically cost €1.50 to €3 depending on the brand.
Tip: Shopping at the local fruits and vegetable markets or the local butchers is considerably cheaper and fresher. On average a student can spend €200 a month on groceries and food items.
When it comes to transportation, there are many options like buses, trains, taxis. Movement in Spain is pretty easy as facilities are a few kilometers away in towns and cities. People tend to walk or cycle to their destinations.
Public transportation is cheap and very effective. Bus fares go for €1.50 to €2 per travel within the city. Scooters are also a very popular means of transportation in Spain and they are cheap and easy to maintain. One used scooter can cost about €600 to €1200 depending on the model.