Living in Barcelona

Moving to and living in Barcelona


Barcelona is a safe city but, as in all major cities, pickpockets can be an issue. Please be mindful when taking public transportation and keep your belongings safe. Common sense should always be exercised.

Cost of Living

Living in Barcelona costs less than the European average. In Barcelona, students can live comfortably on a limited student budget without having to cut back. Compared to other major European cities, the cost of living in the Catalan capital is 18.2% lower than in London.

You can expect to pay around 400€ per month for accommodation and 200€ per month for food and personal expenses. Transportation costs are low, averaging 26-40€ per month (unlimited travel). In total, you can expect to spend around 600€ per month on your living expenses in Barcelona.

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