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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

How much does it cost to travel to Barcelona?

You should plan to spend around $168 (€156) per day on your vacation in Barcelona. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 (€33) on meals
  • $21 (€19) on local transportation
  • $208 (€192) on hotels

A one week trip to Barcelona for two people costs, on average, $2,357 (€2,178). 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
    $168
    156
  • One Week Per person
    $1,179
    1,089
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,357
    2,178
  • One Month Per person
    $5,051
    4,668
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,357
    2,178
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,714
    4,357
  • One Month For a couple
    $10,102
    9,336
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Barcelona cost?

A one week trip to Barcelona usually costs around $1,179 (€1,089) for one person and $2,357 (€2,178) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Barcelona on average costs around $2,357 (€2,178) for one person and $4,714 (€4,357) 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 Barcelona will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Barcelona on average costs around $5,051 (€4,668) for one person and $10,102 (€9,336) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Barcelona 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 Barcelona expensive to visit?

Prices in Barcelona are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Barcelona is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Playa Blanca or Belfast.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Barcelona Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 192 ($208)
Local Transportation 1 19 ($21)
Food 2 33 ($35)
Entertainment 1 33 ($36)
Tips and Handouts 1 4 - 11 ($4 - 12)
Alcohol 2 8 - 25 ($9 - 28)
Accommodation Budget in Barcelona
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Barcelona is $104 (€96). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Barcelona is $208 (€192). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $104
    96
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $208
    192

Hotel Prices in Barcelona

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Barcelona based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $125. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Barcelona
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Barcelona is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $21 (€19) per person, per day, on local transportation in Barcelona.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $21
    19

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Barcelona?

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


  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
    7.80
  • Airport Bus
    5.00
  • Metro
    2.10


Food Budget in Barcelona
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Barcelona can vary, the average cost of food in Barcelona is $35 (€33) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Barcelona should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Barcelona is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $35
    33

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What did other people spend on Food in Barcelona?

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


  • Hot Cocoa & Churro
    4.15
  • Sandwich
    1.70
  • Baguette & Horchata
    3.80
  • Tapas on the beach
    8.28
  • Gelatto
    2.50


Entertainment Budget in Barcelona
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Barcelona typically cost an average of $36 (€33) 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.
    $36
    33

The Go City Barcelona Pass offers great discounts on attractions in Barcelona. With the Go City Explorer pass, you can choose to visit specific sights and attractions at a discount. Or, you can visit as many included attractions as you like with a multi-day All-Inclusive Pass. The average visitor saves 30% off of the regular admission prices.


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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Barcelona?

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


  • Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Pass
    42
  • Souvenir Gaudi Book
    8.55
  • Admission to Museo Picasso
    6.00


Tips and Handouts Budget in Barcelona
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Barcelona is $8.04 (€7.43) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Barcelona is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $8.04
    7.43


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Barcelona
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 Barcelona is $1.48 (€1.37), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $1.48
    1.37


Alcohol Budget in Barcelona
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $18 (€17) on alcoholic beverages in Barcelona per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $18
    17

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Water Budget in Barcelona
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.98 (€1.83) on bottled water in Barcelona per day. The public water in Barcelona is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.98
    1.83


Last Updated: Apr 3, 2023
Barcelona On a Budget
Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of over 1.5 million people. It's also the capital of Catalonia and is located on the northeastern part of the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona is one of the country's most popular travel destinations because of its rich history, interesting architecture, and vibrant culture. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games and that had a strong influence over tourism in the area. Many different neighborhoods were renovated and rebuilt. Modern design became the norm in many parts of the city, although there is still an old city feel and many efforts at preservation.

Barcelona is a wonderful travel destination year around. There are many outdoor markets, restaurants, cafes and events that take advantage of the relatively mild weather. Although the summer months are the peak time for visitors, it's great to go during the low season winter months as well. The weather is not that cold, averaging about 10 degrees Celsius with high humidity and rain is uncommon. In general, the best time to visit is between April and June and late September and November.
Sights
Part of the pleasure of Barcelona is simply exploring the city, wandering through its streets, finding the many hidden squares, and soaking up the great atmosphere. This is particularly enjoyable in the Barri Gotic.

There are many major attractions around the city. The Temple of Augustus is impressive and is found inside a building that now has four columns and Corinthian fluted shafts, and a architrave of the podium. The Temple was built by the Romans during the Imperial period in the colony of Barcino (which is now Barcelona). It was a place of worship for Emperor Augustus.

Many people enjoy seeing the Gaudi architecture that is throughout the city. Some good examples include the Parc Guell in Gracia, the Sagarad Familia in Eixample, and the houses La Pedrera/Casa Mila and La Casa Batllo in Eixample. To see the best Modernisme, or art nouveau buildings around town, take the Ruta del Modernisme, which is run by Modernisme Centre. If you don't want to pay for the trip, you can walk the main route in a few hours.

The most famous building in the city is La Sagrada Familia. The church is still incomplete and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's impressive height and details make it a breathtaking place to visit. The building began about a century ago and is still in progress.
Neighborhoods
At the center of the city you will find Barcelona's Old Town, Ciutat Vella. There are many sights concentrated in this area including Barri Gotic, La Rambla, El Raval, and El Born. Next to Ciutat Villa, is Eixample, which is the Modernist quarter. This area is famous for its nouveau buildings. Further out is Gracia, which was originally its own town, but later joined into Barcelona. It has narrow streets with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. If you're looking to get away from the tourists then this area offers a young and hip atmosphere. Sants-Montjuic is where you will find Placa d'Espanya, or Spain Square. This square often hosts many different fairs or exhibitions. There are also many museums, monuments and festivals that appeal to tourists. Other neighborhoods include Sant Marti and the Inland Suburbs.

Activities
There are many yearly festivals in Barcelona, many of which highlight the Catalonia culture. Cavalcada de Reis is a float parade held in January. Sonar is a three day music festival in June. Festes de Gracia is a Catalonian celebration in August. There's a midsummer solstice celebration in June known as Revetlla de Sant Joan. La Merce is the annual festival of the City of Barcelona that is held in September. There are many others as well, so check a detailed calender before your trip begins.
Food and Dining
Food in Barcelona can vary by restaurant and even neighborhood. As with most cities, avoid eating near major tourist attractions as the food will be more expensive and lower in quality. Many restaurants in Barcelona offer set menus (menu del dia). This menu of the day is usually a two course meal with a salad and main dish. Occasionally a drink and dessert may also be included. There are usually three or four simple options and the price is reasonable, from 10-20 euros depending on the restaurant. The portion sizes may be small though. Also be on the lookout for lunch specials which may be available on weekdays between 2pm and 4pm. This usually offers a significant discount.

If you're on a particularly tight budget, there are many different supermarkets around town that offer prepared food. This is a great way to enjoy a picnic and some decent food, without paying high restaurant prices.

Transportation
Public transportation in Barcelona is good. The Barcelona Bus Turistic provides three routes that connect the city's main tourist sites. There's a northbound and southbound line that leaves from opposite sides of the Placa de Catalunya. The buses are done in a hop-on/hop-off format so that you can see as many attractions as you want without paying an additional cost. Buses are double decker with good views and information provided by earphones.

The metro is a great way to get around the city. Trains are fast and frequent and it is relatively easy to navigate the system. Ticketing machines usually offer an English option as well. Do note, that there are really two metro systems, one operated by TMB and one operated by FGC. If you are changing between systems you will have to leave the station and enter a new paygate. Single journey tickets will have to be repurchased.


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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.