Western Europe

Barcelona

Set along the Iberian coast between the Mediterranean sea and the Colserola hills, Barcelona is famous for its delicious cuisine, endless nightlife and Gaudi-influenced architectural wonders. As the capital of Catalunya and the second-biggest city in Spain, it is also an economic powerhouse, known for its award-winning industrial design, manufacturing and thriving tourism. Sprawling, culturally rich and avant-garde, Barcelona throbs with life day and night, as its over four million residents live, work and party along its historic streets.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
40
Earning level
30
Purchasing power
34
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Facts about Barcelona

Price Level Index
Barcelona
70.3
New York
100.0
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1
5
40
77
Earnings Level Index
Barcelona
58.4
New York
100.0
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1
7
30
77
Working Time
Barcelona
0/ 28.6m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
40
77
Purchasing Power Index
Barcelona
83.2
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
34
77
Did you know…
Barcelona had no beaches until it hosted the Olympics in 1992, when the town council created an artificial one from the tip of Barceloneta to Poblenou.