Portugal vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

PortugalSpain
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1038
$1260
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2476
$2882
🏠 One person rent
$570
$672
🏘️ Family rent
$973
$1050
🍽️ Food Expenses
$299
$366
🚐 Transport Expenses
$52
$96.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1012
$1640
💸 GDP per capita
$22440
$27057
😃 Human freedom index
8.19
8.29
❤️ Life expectancy
80.7
83.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
61
62
🏙️ Population
10.3M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Portugal ($1038) is 18% less expensive than in Spain ($1260). Portugal ranked 61st vs 39th for Spain in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Portugal compared to 1.3 months in Spain. Ranked 36th and 21st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Portugal vs Spain

PortugalSpain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.79
$12.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.6
$42.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.26
$8.82
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.98
$3.44
☕ Cappuccino
$1.63
$2.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$2.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$567
$670
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$433
$511
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1058
$1120
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$767
$815
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$70.8
$85.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$131
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39
$43.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.31%
2.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2800
$3692
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1885
$2403
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2
$1.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41.9
$46.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.6
$16.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.78
$1.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.74
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.98
$2.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.09
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.04
$7.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$2.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.93
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.35
$6.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.15
$1.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.91
$5.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$7.82
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.75
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.64
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.6
$43.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.89
$9.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$66.3
$69.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.8
$13.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.9
$84.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.1
$84.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$398
$416
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8084
$8559

Cities Comparison in Portugal vs Spain

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Portugal

CityCost of livingPopulation
Lisbon
$1389
507K
Sintra
$1042
378K
Vila Nova de Gaia
$1040
302K
Cascais
$1398
206K
Porto
$1169
238K
Loures
$973
205K
Matosinhos
$1141
175K
Queluz
$999
78.3K
Almada
$1120
174K
Braga
$1036
181K
Gondomar
$1003
168K
Oeiras
$1409
172K
Guimaraes
$899
158K
Amadora
$1224
175K
Vila Franca de Xira
$951
137K
Seixal
$951
158K
Coimbra
$910
143K
Vila Nova de Famalicao
$858
134K
Santa Maria da Feira
$997
139K
Maia
$973
135K
Leiria
$972
127K
Funchal
$999
112K
Odivelas
$1261
145K
Setubal
$1107
124K
Barcelos
$796
120K
Barreiro
$943
78.8K
Valongo
$996
93.9K
Viseu
$940
99.3K
Paredes
$993
86.9K
Evora
$1008
56.6K

In Spain

CityCost of livingPopulation
Madrid
$1564
3.33M
Barcelona
$1639
1.66M
Tenerife
$1253
905K
Valencia
$1291
800K
Zaragoza
$1205
682K
Seville
$1167
691K
Malaga
$1208
578K
Palma de Mallorca
$1501
423K
Murcia
$1078
407K
Bilbao
$1473
350K
Alicante
$1132
337K
Vigo
$1129
297K
Las Palmas
$1140
381K
Valladolid
$1121
299K
Gijon
$1178
272K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1325
254K
Cordoba
$993
326K
San Sebastian
$1550
188K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1359
269K
A Coruna
$1153
248K
Jerez de la Frontera
$1023
213K
Granada
$1043
234K
Terrassa
$1281
224K
Pamplona
$1349
204K
Oviedo
$1094
186K
Elche
$1000
235K
Mataro
$1372
183K
Mostoles
$1189
210K
Badalona
$1356
223K
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
$1140
209K