Living and working in Barcelona

Living & working in Barcelona as a digital nomad, sounds like a dream!  Remote working in Spain is becoming more and more popular. On Wejustgotback.com we share experiences of other digital nomads in Barcelona and give you the best Tips & Tricks to start your own living and working in Barcelona journey!

Overall Score

4.09/5 (Rang #15)

Family Score

High

Internet

38 mbps

Temperature (now)

Air quality (now)

Safety

Fairly good

Lack of racism

Bad

Income level

2225

English speaking

Fair

Walkability

Very Good

Freedom of speech

Good

Happiness

Good

A/C or heating

Fair

Traffic safety

Fair

LGBTQ+ friendly

Very good

Quality of life score

Very Good

Fun

Very good

Humidity (now)

Cost

3207 $ / mo

Lack of crime

Education level

High

Startup Score

Fair

People density

Peace (no pol. conflict)

Hospitals

Very Good

Nightlife

Very Good

Places to work from

Friendly to foreigners

Fair

Female friendly

Good

Digital Nomad Guide

Continent

Europe

Average trip time

7 days

Internet speed (avg)

38 mbps

Weather (now)

Seasonal

Power

European Type C plug

Best neighborhood to stay

Poblenou

Tipping

No

Cashless

Yes, almost everywhere

Best coworking space

Digital Nomad Guide

Tap water

Safe to drink

Visitor return rate

0,15

Population

1600000

GDP per capita

26695 $

Population density

Religious government

Not religious

Apartment listings

Best national air carrier

Iberia

Closest int'l air airport

Cost of living in Barcelona

Cost of living for nomad

3207 $ / month

Cost of living for family

4194 $ / month

1br studio rent in center

948 $ / month

Hotel (avg price month)

2125 $ / month

Airbnb (avg price month)

2250 $ / month

Dinner

12 $

Beer (0.5L)

3,55 $

Cost of Living

Cost of living for expat

2008 $ / month

Cost of living for local

1198 $ / month

Coworking costs

227 $ / month

Hotel (avg price night)

100 $ / night

Airbnb (avg price night)

74 $ / night

Coca-Cola (0.3L)

2,37 $

Coffee

2,25 $

Reviews

Have you ever been to Barcelona, Spain?

Share your experience with us!

Lisa
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After first spending 2 weeks on a working vacation in Barcelona I decided to go there for a longer period. So now I've been living in Barcelona for almost a 8 moths and I certainly don't regret it. We have a nice digital nomad community here and there are enough like-minded people to do fun things with in my spare time. So far living and working in Barcelona has been a very enjoyable experience.
Tom
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I lived and worked as a digital nomad in Barcelona for about a month. It was a really great experience to be living and working temporarily in this city. During the week I was able to work in a nice co-working and in the weekends I enjoyed all the beautiful sights Barcelona and surroundings had to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Making money as a digital nomad can be done many numbers of ways. As long as the job doesn’t require you to be physically present with your clients or co-workers, you can work as a digital nomad.

Examples of job titles of americans living and working in Barcelona as Digital Nomad are writers, translator, project programmer, developer  designer, marketeer, or consultant. 

Living and working in a new location sometimes comes with learning a new language. In Spain they speak Spanish. 

Before moving to a new location, it is important to know what the cost of living in that new location is. Cost of living in Barcelona is average on Unknown.

This is more complicated question to answer. Where you pay taxes as a digital nomad will be based on your nationality, which country you earn your money from or where exactly you are a resident.

Try to figure out what applies to your situation by doing it yourself or contacting an accountant in your home or, if you reside a fair amount of time in one country, that new place.

Working and living in Barcelona

You are or want to become a Digital Nomad and are considering living and working in Barcelona? We from Wejustgotback.com will tell you what Barcelona has to offer you as a digital nomad!

A good first step is to see if you can do your work remotely in Barcelona for a US company. 

Our TIP is to prepare well! Read about Barcelona and look at the living in Barcelona pros and cons. What are the cost of living and working in Barcelona for example? Is there a community of other expats working in Barcelona? Can i combine doing a good amount of working hours with pleasure and exploring Spain? And in the long term check if you need a special Barcelona digital nomad visa!

But also important, how is the weather and (gastronomic) culture in Barcelona? Take all the above factors into account and weigh the pros and cons to make living and working in Barcelona an enjoyable experience!

Jennifer

Jennifer

Hi there. My name is Jennifer and for the past 10 years i have been traveling around the world as a Digital Nomad, working as a travel blogger and content creator. I have lived in different countries in Europe, Africa and South America. For Wejustgotback.com I will be gathering useful information about my favorite places to help you on your 'Digital Nomad - way'.

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