When compared to other European capitals, Lisbon is a fairly affordable city. See for yourself and compare these costs with other major cities in Europe, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London, Milan, Rotterdam, Berlin, Lausanne, Dublin and Brussels.


Housing (shared or individual apartment) €250 – €450 per month
Food €250 per month
Metro, bus & train €36.20 monthly pass
Leisure €75 – €200 per month
Coffee €0,50 – €1 unit
Restaurant budget meal €5 – €8 unit


Please keep in mind that living expenses vary depending on one’s lifestyle.
On average, you should consider a total amount of around €800 per month.