Cost of living
"How much will my living cost be"
We have put together estimates of costs for somebody living in Barcelona. We hope that the following information will help you to understand how much you will need to budget for in 2013-2014 academic year.
Depends if you live in a student residence or you rent a private flat or room.
Private accommodation costs vary depending on the number of people you share with and the quality and location of the accommodation.
A room in a shared flat
- The first month you may advance a deposit.
- Ask if the water, gas, electricity are included in your rent! That will depend on the arrangement with your flatmates!
- Internet cost can around 40€/month
The average expenses for food can round 200€ per month. Find below a list of examples of some prices. Self-catering can also minimize food costs.
Meal (menu), inexpensive restaurant
Breakfast in a bar
A beer in a restaurant
A cup of coffee
A bottle of milk
A bottle of water
Bottle of inexpensive wine
Loaf of fresh bread
One -way ticket (local transportation)
T-10 trip ticket (bus and metro 1-zone)
T-mes (monthly public transport card)
Taxi start (normal tariff)
Taxi 1 hour waiting
Gasoline 1 l
Rent a car
4. Leasure time
Fitness club, monthly fee
AccommodationDo you need accommodation?
In this table you can find flats/rooms offers from DTIC's staff. If you are interested in any offer, email to [email protected] and we will provide you the contact details.
Room or Flat Availability Furnished Town (District) Price per month Photos Publication Date
Do you have a flat or a room to rent?
If you are member of the DTIC and you have a room or flat to let, fill in this form and we will announce your flat/or room.
If there is somebody looking for an accommodation, we will let everybody know your offer.
For Student Residences, Hotels and More, you can check the following links:
Summary of the most important procedures
BEFORE ARRIVING TO SPAIN
✓ Check if you need visa in order to enter Spain
✓ If a visa is required, contact our International DTIC office in order to obtain an invitation letter.
✓ If you are coming with your family, apply for the corresponding authorisations and visas.
✓ If necessary, prepare the medical certificate to enter Spain
✓ Contact International DTIC office for accommodation.
✓ If you come from EEA, get your European Healthcare card.
✓ Do you want to drive? Is your driver's licence valid?
ONCE IN SPAIN
✓ Arrange a meeting with International DTIC office: [email protected]
✓ Arrange your accommodation.
✓ Get your registration certificate (empadronament).
✓ Open a bank account.
✓ Sign your contract and if necessary make your registration to master or PhD.
✓ If you are going to stay for more than 6 months, get your NIE (foreigner Identity Card)
✓ Apply for your Social Security Card
✓ Apply for your Healthcard
✓ Apply for the European Healthcard if you are going to travel to other countries in the EEA or Switzerland.
✓ If applicable and depending on the circumstances, apply to register on the Electoral Roll for Foreign Residents in Spain) to be able to vote in local elections.
✓ Enroll in a Catalan Course.
✓ Leave your opinion submitting our Survey.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE SPAIN
✓ Cancel the bank account.
✓ Cancel all services you had registered.
✓ Obtain an Employment Record of your professional activities in Spain from the Social Security and make sure that the information is correct.
✓ Obtain certificates and qualifications of the studies and/or professional activities carried out.
✓ Keep in touch with us!