Living costs in Barcelona are not so cheap, especially when you are new to Barcelona and still trying to check out where to find the next affordable cheap apartments in Barcelona. Affordability here refers to prices which students, interns or young professionals who have just moved to Barcelona and have lot of expenses at the beginning, can easily afford.
Places which are near to supermarkets are more expensive but that does not mean they differ from other markets around the world. As general the food prices in Barcelona are more expensive than food prices in eastern countries or Germany, but less expensive than in Great Britain or Scandinavian countries.
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You need to avoid typical tourist places like Las Ramblas because even a little pack of cheese can cost you here almost 5 . The little spar supermarkets are nearly everywhere in Barcelona, especially at sea side and they are very expensive in general. Most of organic provisions like yogurts, lemonade or cornflakes are imported from places like Germany, Holland or Italy. So food in these types of stores is hugely expensive. You can try Mercadona, Dia, Super Sol, Lidl or Bon Preu as they are the cheapest places to get your food. Barcelona supermarket chains like Capbrabo, Carrefour, Carrefour Express, Consum, are a bit more expensive, but have a greater range of food. But if you want to buy food products of the In-house brand, you can save a bit of money. You need to try out what is good and what is not and things like the Carrefour milk and cheese, olives and tinned corn are quite good. Especially the olives are quite nice and cheap.
For a wonderful shopping experience at reasonable costs, get your hands down on Mercadona. They offer by far the best quality to price ratio. It is also the supermarket with the best house brand in the city. Hacendado is a place for almost every product and have a high value house brand alternative. So even if you are single and looking, the Mercadona on c/ Aribau w c/ Travessera de Gracia, for inexplicable reasons, seem to have the youngest and best looking shoppers. Strike up a conversation in the fresh produce section of the place and who knows, you could be going home with more than your normal weekly vegetables! And if you are looking for cheap apartments in Barcelona, you can move your fingers to easysleepbcn.com.