Barcelona is the administrative and cultural capital of Catalonia. The city’s two thousand year history has left its mark in its architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. Its excellent international communications, its Mediterranean climate and its cosmopolitan atmosphere make it a privileged city indeed.
In here we put forward a series of general suggestions, which you will find to be useful if you are living in any of our cities.
Within this section we present a series of general advice useful in all our cities. You will find numbers, links and general contacts for Catalonia and also specific for Barcelona.
Barcelona International Welcome Desk
Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate with moderate, pleasant temperatures all year round. It is not a rainy city, with annual precipitation of around 1,000 mm. The seasons of the year follow a very regular pattern and extreme temperatures are unusual. January and February are the coldest months (average temperature: 10ºC). The highest temperatures are recorded in summer, in July and August (average temperature: 25ºC).
Website of the Meteorological Service of Catalonia: meteocat.com →
THE COST OF LIVING
The cost of living in Barcelona is similar to that of other European cities. It is cheaper than Paris, London or other cities in northern Europe, but more expensive than cities such as Lisbon and Athens.
The cost of living here is roughly similar to the cost of living in Rome. Monthly outgoings vary between €500 and €700, depending mainly on the type of accommodation chosen. You will require cash in the first few days, mainly to pay accommodation costs (including deposits), travel cards, etc.
Barcelona WiFi is a Barcelona City Council service that enables you to connect to the Internet through WiFi access points, or hotspots, located in various municipal amenities and public access points. You can check the WiFi stations here →