Spain Travel Budget - Visit Spain on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Spain?

You should plan to spend around $64 (€59) per day on your vacation in Spain. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $17 (€16) on meals
  • $12 (€11) on local transportation
  • $58 (€53) on hotels

A one week trip to Spain for two people costs, on average, $894 (€822). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $64
    59
  • One Week Per person
    $447
    411
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $894
    822
  • One Month Per person
    $1,915
    1,761
  • One Week For a couple
    $894
    822
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,788
    1,643
  • One Month For a couple
    $3,831
    3,522
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Spain cost?

A one week trip to Spain usually costs around $447 (€411) for one person and $894 (€822) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Spain on average costs around $894 (€822) for one person and $1,788 (€1,643) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Spain will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Spain on average costs around $1,915 (€1,761) for one person and $3,831 (€3,522) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Spain?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Spain is $224 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Spain expensive to visit?

Spain is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Spain is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Ireland or Austria.

For more details, see Is Spain Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Spain?

The average Spain trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Spain travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 53 ($58)
Local Transportation 1 11 ($12)
Food 2 16 ($17)
Entertainment 1 11 ($12)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 3 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 4 - 11 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Spain is $29 (€27). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Spain is $58 (€53). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $29
    27
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $58
    53

Hotel Prices in Spain

Looking for a hotel in Spain? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Spain based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $109. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Spain is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 (€11) per person, per day, on local transportation in Spain.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $12
    11

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Spain are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Spain, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Metro
    2.10
  • Bus Ride
    1.25
  • Bus Ride
    3.50
  • Airport Bus
    5.00
  • 7 Trip Bus Pass
    5.00
  • Taxi Ride
    6.80
  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
    7.80
  • Taxi Ride
    26


Food Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Spain can vary, the average cost of food in Spain is $17 (€16) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Spain should cost around $6.87 (€6.31) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Spain is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $17
    16

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What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Spain are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Spain, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Breakfast for 2
    8.00
  • Dinner for 2
    44
  • Dinner for 2
    30
  • Gelatto
    2.50
  • Tapas on the beach
    8.28
  • Lunch
    11
  • Lunch for 2
    11
  • Lunch for 2
    31


Entertainment Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Spain typically cost an average of $12 (€11) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $12
    11

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What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Spain are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Spain, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Food and Tapas Tour (for 2)
    54
  • Walking Tour (for 2)
    60
  • Catamaran Cruise (for 2)
    67
  • Wine Tasting Tour (for 2)
    120
  • Valle de los Caídos Monument
    6.00
  • Tower of Hercules
    3.00
  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15
  • Concert
    31


Tips and Handouts Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Spain is $2.14 (€1.96) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Spain is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $2.14
    1.96


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Spain is $1.64 (€1.51), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $1.64
    1.51


Alcohol Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $7.63 (€7.01) on alcoholic beverages in Spain per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $7.63
    7.01

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What did other people spend on Alcohol?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Spain are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Alcohol prices in Spain, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Coffee
    3.10
  • Drinks and Tapas (for 2)
    13
  • 1 Pint Beer
    2.00
  • Beer
    2.80
  • Celebratory Shots
    5.00
  • Beer
    1.20
  • Bottle of Wine
    1.65
  • Beer
    3.00


Water Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.48 (€1.36) on bottled water in Spain per day. The public water in Spain is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.48
    1.36


Last Updated: Jul 11, 2023
Expert Advice from Local Travelers

We're asking our community members and registered users to contribute their experiences about Spain.

How can you save money during your time in Spain?

We ate at the local food halls, which weren't exactly cheap but they did let us sample a variety of the different foods in small sizes.

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Jun 28 2023

We traveled by bus and train the whole trip. This was so much cheaper than renting a car, but it did limit where we could go. I didn't realize how car-centric Spain was until we got there.

Kyle
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Jun 22 2023

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Spain on a Budget
Spain Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula beside Portugal in southern Europe. It is at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea and has a pleasant climate with warm summers and mild winters. Spain has managed to maintain its unique culture, which is rooted in its history, architecture, art, cuisine, and of course, its people. People go to Spain for a variety of reasons ranging from its beaches, to its shopping, to its vibrant nightlife. There is also a rich catholic history in Spain which is apparent in its fascinating cathedrals and traditional small towns. One of the most popular activities in Spain is to participate in the Camino de Santiago, a 780 kilometer walk from France into Spain and ultimately ending in Santiago de Compostela. Those participating in the walk are referred to as "pilgrims" and the journey is as much spiritual as it is physical.

Spain's coastline has grown in popularity in recent decades to the point that most towns are filled with foreigners during the warm spring, summer and fall months. You'll be hard pressed to find a town that remains undiscovered, but you even in the most touristy cities you can still enjoy the turquoise waters, warm sun, and excellent restaurants and clubs that are in no short supply. Spain's Mediterranean climate offers a wonderful escape if you're visiting Europe during the chilly winter months. This is also a peak time in some areas so it is best to plan ahead and come armed with reservations.

Spain was once a budget travel destination, but it is no more. With the rapid influx of tourism has come a rise in costs for everything from accommodation to food and drinks. Particularly along the coastline you'll find that costs are surprisingly high. To help you keep costs down consider eating a nice lunch out and cooking for dinner. Most restaurants offer a discounted "menu of the day" during the lunch hours so you can enjoy a filling meal for a fraction of the cost. Buses are also much cheaper than trains, so if your schedule allows, consider skipping the train and taking a bus. Spain is also a great country to consider couchsurfing. There's an active community and it's a great way to experience the culture first hand.
At A Glance
  • There's a surprising amount of things to do in the area during the winter months. If you're hoping to avoid the summer beach crowds, consider heading to some of the great cities during the cooler months. Many of the cultural sights are best visited during the winter when the crowds are at a minimum.

  • While the trains throughout the country are efficient and of high quality, they do not always go by the high population areas. Many times you will also have to pass through Madrid, even if it isn't on the way. Consider all of your options as sometimes taking a bus can save you both time and money.

  • If you're driving your own car, watch out for parking fines, particularly in the larger cities. The fees can be quite high and they are rarely lenient when passing out tickets.

  • English is taught in most schools so if you are having a communication challenge it is best to reach out to a younger person. Even so, you'll do best if you stick to simple words.

  • If you're looking for a social place to hang out, head to a bar. These are often packed full of people and they're a great way to meet some locals and brush up on your Spanish.



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Top Tourist Attractions
The Alhambra: This palace is world famous and recognized for its architectural, cultural, and historical significance. It is located in the city of Granada and dates back to the fourteenth century when it was constructed by Moorish rulers.
Gaudi Architecture: Gaudi took Art Nouveau to the extreme, creating fanciful buildings that have become landmarks. Most of the works are located in Barcelona, but some are sprinkled throughout the country.
Santiago de Compostella: A city in Galicia that has arcaded streets is filled with charm. It's also the ending point of the Camino de Santiago, a famous pilgrimage that has been taken by religious followers since the ninth century.


Popular Foods
Tortilla de Patata: This tapa style dish is similar to a potato omelet. It's a favorite in many restaurants is made very thick and fried in olive oil.
Paella: Paella is a famous saffron rice dish often made with seafood, sausage, and flavored with saffron. It originated on the eastern coast of Spain but is now available throughout the country.
Fabada Asturiana: Often referred to simply as fabada, this is a bean stew that is lightly spiced and quite enjoyable. It originated in the community of Asturias, but is now found everywhere and is even available in a canned form in most Spanish grocery stores.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.