COST OF TRAVEL – BARCELONA PRICES

Justine from Latitude Forty One, shares with us Barcelona Prices in this cost of travel post, including accommodation, travel, food and attraction ticket costs.

We know how hard it can be to budget and plan a trip to a new country. Prices online can vary and it can be hard to find a fixed range of prices for anything further than a hotel and flight. That is why we have created this Cost of Travel series where we ask travel experts and expats the travel costs and prices in their favourite countries and homes. 

The exchange rate at the time of publishing (November 2019): $1 USD = 0.90€ EUR

Barcelona Prices

Introduction to Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain, is a major European city along the Mediterranean Sea. Its Modernist architecture, world-class gastronomy, ceaseless sunny weather make it a festive, thrilling city to visit.
 
As an 11-year-resident, I’ve enjoyed Barcelona as a “local tourist” and always enjoy giving visitors ultra-practical information!
 

Accommodation

  • A budget hotel starts at about €55 if you want to stay fairly central. Praktik Vinoteca starts at about 80 euros and has personality!
 
  • Mid-range hotels start at about €100. I recommend Hotel Ibis Barcelona Centre, which starts at €119.

 

  • For luxury, they’re about €250 minimum. Hotel The Serras with a splendid rooftop view starts at €300.
 
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Transport costs

  • A single one-way ticket to use public transportation ticket costs €2.20.
  • The most budget-friendly way to get around is to buy a T-10 ticket (10 one-way journeys), which is €10.20. It can be used for bus, metro, local train, and tram.
  • Alternatively, the most touristic area of Ciutat Vella (Gothic Quarter, Born, Las Ramblas) can be reached by foot.
  • You don’t have to spend a lot to get around the city! For 3 days, you would probably only need to buy ONE T-10 ticket.
 
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Food and drink costs

Meals for one person only:

Breakfast is €3-4 a coffee and toast or pastry.

For lunch, it’s about €4 for fast food meals or 8-15 euros for an average “menu del dia” to save money. A “menu del día” is about €8 to €15. This is a 3-course meal for lunch only. Many restaurants have them but not all. It includes first course, a main dish, dessert, and a drink. Sometimes it includes coffee.

For dinner, it’s around €10 to €30-plus, depending if you want super basic meal or a decent sit-down meal with a drink.

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Activities and attractions

Cost to get into major Barcelona sights aren’t cheap!
 
  • The Sagrada Familia basic ticket is 17 euros.
  • Casa Milà (La Pedrera) is €22.
  • The Casa Batlló is €25.
  • Parc Guell is €8.50 at the door or €7.50 online.
  • Food tours run from €15 to a fancy €450!
 
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Extra costs

Menu items at a restaurant
Coffee: €1.20 – €1,80. Going past 2 euros would be considered too expensive. Beer: €2.50
Coke: €1.68 for a .33-liter bottle
Baguette from a bakery: €.40 – €.90
Supermarket
Liter of milk: €.60 – €1.40
Dozen eggs: €1.80
A 1.5-liter bottle of water: €.40
 

Barcelona has a lot to offer and, like many European cities, can be travelled on a budget if you opt for local food, hostels and public transport.

Let us know about your experience in Barcelona in the comments below. 

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Author’s Bio

California native, churro aficionado, and mom of 3, Justine Ancheta writes fervently about Barcelona and Spain on her blog, Latitude 41. Since 2008, she’s been eating burnt onions (calçots) and tripping on cobblestones in the Gothic Quarter.
 
She shares tips on popular attractions, exposes offbeat non-touristy spots, and gives insight on exploring Barcelona with kids. Her next Catalan culture challenge: top level of a human castle (castellers).
 
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