Are you planning an extended stay in Seville, Spain? Wondering how much a month in Seville might cost? One of Spain’s most historical cities has a lot to offer in the way of beautiful views and affordable living. It’s also a common destination for travellers and retired people. We stayed in the heart of Seville within walking distance to all of the major attractions
When we decided to travel the world full-time, we set a monthly budget for ourselves of $2000 Canadian dollars (about $1,600 USD) per month. We know that it will vary depending on where we are in the world, but we plan to stick to it as best we can and hope it all evens out in the end. However, we knew in Spain it would be difficult to stick to such a low budget.
All figures below will be in US dollars. All costs are for both of us combined as a couple, not per person.
Let’s see how our cost of living compared to our budget:
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We use AirBnb for most of our accommodation for a few reasons. First, hosts tend to give substantial discounts when booking for at least 28 days. Our plan is slow travel so this AirBnb discount works great with our plans.
Second, when you use AirBnb, your internet, electricity, gas etc. are included in the total cost paid, so there are no surprises.
Finally, booking with AirBnb allows us to earn credit card reward points (we love free travel points! learn more here. We can also book in our home currency on AirBnb.ca to avoid paying foreign transaction fees.
We had a gorgeous one bedroom ground floor apartment in Seville located in a perfect part of town. It is easy to get everywhere but this AirBnb was right in the middle of everything. It had all of the amenities one would need for a long term stay. A well stocked kitchen, large shower and comfortable large bed. Not to mention the blazing fast wifi and cute garden courtyard. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again in the future . Click here to see the AirBnb !
Total cost for accommodation for the month: $1237 USD
If you’re looking for accommodations in the heart of Seville, check these great deals
- Luxury Accommodations – Hotel Alfonso XIII – One of Spain’s most prestigious hotels, Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville is located next to Seville’s Real Alcazar. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, gym and a typical Seville garden courtyard with fountain.
- Mid Range Accommodations – Radisson Collection Hotel– Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Seville. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.
- Budget Accommodations –Estudio Centro con Cocina– Situated in the centre of Seville, 400 m from La Giralda and Sevilla Cathedral and 700 m from Santa María La Blanca Church.
- Hostel – Oasis Backpackers’ Palace Seville – Oasis Backpackers’ Palace Sevilla is a lively hostel located in the city centre near El Corte Ingles and Plaza de Armas. This hostel features a rooftop terrace with a pool and free walking tours as well as language, dancing and cooking lessons. There’s also a lot of popular activities such as pub crawls and tapas tastings.
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Seville is a compact town yet with many fun things to do. A city not be missed and packed with history. From the absolutely breathtaking Cathedral and the gorgeous Plaza De Espana to the quaint Triana neighbourhood. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, multiple locations in and around Seville were shooting locations for the mega hit HBO series. And of course a walk through this gorgeous town is absolutely free.
Total Cost for Activities for the month: $189 USD
Don’t want the hassle of planning excursions? We would highly recommend some of these tours
- Alcazar of Seville VIP Tour
- Cathedral, Royal Palace and Giralda Tower guided tour
- Flamenco Show at Tablao El Arenal with Drink and Optional Dinner or Tapas
Dining and Groceries
During our time in Seville our dining experiences covered a wide range of price points. From tapas to really nice restaurants. The vast majority of the food we ate, was absolutely delicious. We’d love to show you some food but unfortunately due to making a bad decision with new microphones we had to completely scrap the Seville food tour we filmed.
Looking for a guided food tour? Seville: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour
Total Cost for Dining out for One Month: $306 USD
While we love the dining out experience, we also have work to do. Therefore, we did a good amount of cooking for ourselves in our AirBnb. Having a fully equipped kitchen helps tremendously on these days. We made simple dishes like pasta, sandwiches, salads, eggs, etc.
Total Cost for Groceries for the Month: $347 USD
Cell Phone Plans in Spain
We spent three months in Spain so we purchased Orange Sim cards at the airport upon our arrival. The service is outstanding all the way around and the price can’t be beat for 30 days of data. This month we only had to top up our sim cards
Total Cost for Phone and Data for one Month for 2 people: $23 USD
Seville is a very walkable city. However, we did take a bus from Cordoba to get to Seville, a bus to the site of Italica and a Bus to the airport when we left Seville to head to Morocco.
Total cost for Transportation for One Month: $51 USD
Being Canadian and American citizens we are allowed to stay within the Schengen zone for 90 days Visa free, so having no cost for this was a blessing.
Total Cost for Visa for one month: $0
This was a huge month for us in the miscellaneous category. As always, alcohol is included in this category. We did however purchase an awful microphone as mentioned above, some clothing, which is not cheap in Spain and PCR tests to enter Morocco. We also met some great people while in Seville so our alcohol category was higher than usual due to a few late nights with our new found friends
Total Miscellaneous Costs for one month: $687
One thing we can’t live without while on the road full time – Saves us lots of money too!
Cost of Living for One Month in Seville, Spain
Looking at the table above, you can see that we came nowhere close to meeting or staying below our budget. Still, We are extremely pleased with this. It feels great to confirm what we always expected – living abroad can be much cheaper than in your home country. These numbers close to 1/2 of what our typical expenses would have been in Canada for one month.
Have you lived in Spain for any length of time? Were your numbers similar to our cost of living for one month in Seville? Do you have any other tips for potential travellers? Leave a comment and let us know. We would love to hear from you.