How to save money living in Barcelona?

If we told you that it’s possible to live in Barcelona without having to pay a million dollars, would you believe us? No? You sure? Well, we have to tell you that yeah, it’s possible, and we’re going to tell you the best tricks so that you don’t have to eat rice and pasta all week, like a good university student.   

We know it’s hard to stay at home if you take into account the multitude of plans that Barcelona has to offer. Our first tip is to put a limit on your credit card. It may seem silly, but it saves you from spending on unnecessary whims.   

Read on! 

How to save money on your walks? 

Barcelona is a big city, but there are many beautiful neighbourhoods and places that are very close to each other. For example, you can go from the Raval to the Gothic area in a few minutes, and the same from the Eixample to El Born… These are neighbourhoods that are worth visiting and we assure you that you’ll love them. What’s more, they have terraces where you can have a good beer with your friends, and they’re much cheaper than in other areas of BCN.   

If you want to exercise you don’t need to join a gym, you can walk, run, do some of the routes that run through Barcelona or stroll along the central beach of Barceloneta. There’s no denying that having a beach right in the centre of the city is a real plus.  

Your feet are the best option to save money and get to know Barcelona.   

Save money in the concerts in BCN 

The musical offer in Barcelona is very extensive, so much so that it is impossible to go to all the concerts available. You can go to see world stars, or you can enjoy concerts by local artists, many of them free of charge. Just don’t fall asleep! There are many venues where you have to book your seat in advance, so don’t wait until the last minute or you’ll miss out.  

It’s possible that, if you walk around Barcelona, you’ll come across some very talented musicians on the street, (Rosalía started singing in the streets of BCN and look at her now, a real “motomami” doing #TraTra all over the world), so pay attention to the artists you see, and don’t be surprised if you see them making it big in the future.   

Public transport of Barcelona 

Barcelona is one of the cities in Spain with the best connections to get from one point to another quickly and cheaply. Always use public transport, metro, bus, train… and don’t forget to get your T-10 travel card. It’s much cheaper than paying for each journey individually.  

A well-known trick is to get a T-jove card. If you’re under 25 years old, you’re late, don’t waste money and save as much as you can.   

How to save money and live well?  

Always keep an eye out for offers that might interest you, free concerts, free tours, museums… Don’t forget that Sundays are a good option for planning fun and free outings all over the city.    

One last piece of advice we want to give you is not to get overwhelmed, with time you will adapt to the city and the city will adapt to you until you make the perfect match, and if one day you want to treat yourself and go for a top dinner with your mates from the college, that’s fine, life is for enjoying it. Besides, you can always ask for a lunch box with the leftover food and make a 2×1 🤣. 

If you are looking for student flats for rent to save on expenses, in Cotown you have the best offer of coliving in Barcelona with cool people and an even better atmosphere.   

Contact us and come and pay us a visit. The Cotown crew will be happy to meet you.   

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