Spain Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Spain?

How much money will you need for your trip to Spain? You should plan to spend around €112 ($133) per day on your vacation in Spain, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €27 ($31) on meals for one day and €23 ($27) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Spain for a couple is €100 ($118). So, a trip to Spain for two people for one week costs on average €1,567 ($1,856). 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
    112
  • One Week Per person
    784
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    1,567
  • One Month Per person
    3,359
  • One Week For a couple
    1,567
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    3,135
  • One Month For a couple
    6,718
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A vacation to Spain for one week usually costs around €784 for one person. So, a trip to Spain for two people costs around €1,567 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,135 in Spain. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Spain? How much money do I need for Spain?

How much does a trip to Spain cost? Is Spain expensive? The average Spain trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Spain prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Spain is €50. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Spain is €100.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    50
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    100

What did other people spend on Accommodation?

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


  • Hostel, 1 Night
    23
  • Hostel Gijon for 2
    31
  • Dinner for 2
    44
  • Dinner for 2
    30
  • Taxi
    10
  • Breakfast
    7.00

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Food Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Spain can vary, the average cost of food in Spain is €27 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Spain should cost around €11 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
    27

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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.


  • Breakfast for 2
    8.00
  • Gelatto
    2.50
  • Tapas on the beach
    8.28
  • Lunch
    11
  • Lunch for 2
    11
  • Lunch for 2
    31
  • Coffee
    1.30
  • Lunch for 2
    10


Transportation Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Spain is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €23 per person, per day, on local transportation in Spain.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    23

Featured Services

What did other people spend on Transportation?

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


  • Metro
    2.10
  • Bus Ride
    1.25
  • Metro from Airport
    2.90
  • Bus Ride
    3.50
  • 7 Trip Bus Pass
    5.00
  • Airport Bus
    5.00
  • Taxi Ride
    6.80
  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
    7.80


Intercity Transportation Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

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  • Transportation between cities and towns in Spain costs an average of €106. Naturally, prices vary by the length of the route, the type of transportation used, and the date.


  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
    106

What did other people spend on Intercity Transportation?

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


  • Ferry
    39

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Entertainment Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Spain typically cost an average of €17 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    17

Featured Activities

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.


  • 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

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Spain is €4.31 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Spain is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    4.31


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 €3.11.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    3.11


Alcohol Budget in Spain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about €7.54 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
    7.54

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.


  • 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 €2.70 on bottled water in Spain per day. The public water in Spain is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    2.70

What did other people spend on Water?

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


  • Water
    1.00
  • Water
    1.00
  • water
    2.00
  • Water
    1.00
  • Hot Chocolate
    0.60
  • Juice
    1.00
  • Powerade
    1.70
  • Two Coffees
    4.60


Last Updated: Jul 6, 2020


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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.

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.

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Travel Tips

Avoid the Crowds in the Off Season

By Laurie
Head to Spain in the off season, particularly if you're going to the more touristy areas. Spain is a very popular destination these days and if you are lucky, even in the winter months the weather may be mild. You'll enjoy the sites with only a small crowd of tourists and you'll get to see a side of Spain that tourists rarely see. Wander through some residential neighborhoods and seek out some restaurants that are off the beaten path. The food in local restaurants is usual a better quality, and the dishes are more likely to be authentic.

Buses

By Laurie in Intercity Transportation
While trains remain perhaps the most popular way to travel around Spain, buses are actually an excellent option for budget travelers. They're also a great way to get between smaller towns where the train may not be an option or is infrequent. They are usually coach buses with comfortable seats that are in good condition. There are several private companies that run different routes throughout the country, but most are comparable in price and quality.



To find out the bus schedule, your best option is to just head over to the local bus station and ask. It is usually best to do this a few days before departure, or even at the time of arrival when you are already at the bus station. Buses are generally quite frequent, reliable, and safe. Do plan ahead if you're traveling during a holiday though. You can generally expect to pay around 8 euros for every 100 kilometers.

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