Calculate budget to travel to Barcelona

In this post you will find an indicative budget of the expenses that you can have during your visit to the city of Barcelona.

En este post encontrarás un presupuesto orientativo de los gastos que puedes tener en tu visita a la ciudad de Barcelona.


In high season it is not always easy to find accommodation in Barcelona. Ideally, look for a well-connected hotel or apartment with a nearby metro stop and, better If it’s close to the city center.

Here is the link to book a hotel with Booking.

Also, I prepared a selection of well known hotels of the city to guide you in your selection. Prices are based on mid/high season.

Hotels 4* & 5*

Hotels 3*



Other options are tourist apartments that range from €70 to €300 per night.

You can search for your apartment here.


  • Low – cost: 40€/per night.
  • Average price: 80€/per night.
  • High end: 300€/per night.
  • Appartments: 100€/per night.


If you stay at an apartment it will be a great advantage to save some money at this point.

On the other hand, most of the restaurants in the city have lunch menus during the week, with prices between €10-15. I recommend that you go through the “Where to eat” section and take a look at the restaurants that I explain to you and decide where you want to eat!


The best way to get around Barcelona is public transport. Here I talk about the different options and all the rates.

If your accommodation is located near the centre, you will probably use little transport to get to know the city. To go to more remote areas such as Montjuic, Barceloneta beach (although you can get there on foot), Park Güell, Camp Nou… you may have to take some form of transport. I recommend that you group the visits (for example, as I have explained in the 2-day route or the 7-day route), so that you will only have to use one one-way ticket and one return ticket.

In this way, with a T-Casual (11.35€/person) you should already get to know the city. You can get it in the vending machines that are in practically all the metro stations.

Touristic visits

This section will depend on your preferences when visiting the city. For me, the essential monuments and locations that cannot be missed are:

  • Sagrada Familia (18€)
  • Park Güell (10€)
  • La Pedrera (24€) or Casa Batlló (35€)
  • Picasso Museum (17€). 

As you can see, only with these visits we already spend €69. Therefore, assess whether it is worth taking any of the Barcelona passes beforehand. Here I explain what each one consists of.

Remember that you can do endless things for free around the city: how to visit the downtown area (see the 2-day and 7-day routes that I have prepared), go to the beach, see the views of the city from the Bunkers Carmel…

Suggested Budgets

Low costMid-High cost
Food15€ (eating out and having one meal in the apartment)30-50€
Transport2.27€/per day, calculating that we have bought a T-casual and we make 2 trips a day.10.50€/per day, buying a T-day that allows unlimited trips on the same day.
Touristic Visit69€69€ + all those visits that we consider



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