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salaries in bcn

i'm considering starting working in barcelona, i've tried to find some data on salaries here, but with little success. what salaries are considered average/high/very high? is aksing 4000 gross (2600 net) / month a lot?

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1. Re: salaries in bcn

which kind of work?

Messi's new contract is around 20M after taxes on the other side minimum salary per month is 630 euros or so.

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2. Re: salaries in bcn

As Slatkin_10 points out it depends a lot on the job -as well as your skills and experience of course.

In any case, a 4000€/month gross salary is not 2600 net, it'd be more like 3000, but again, it depends on different variables (married, not married, with children or not, etc). You can use this 'calculator' published in one of the major economic newspaper to estimate the net of any given salary: expansion.com/midinero/calculadora-sueldo-ne…

Note that there are 14 payments in Spain, not 12 like in most other countries, so 4000/month = 56000/year not 48000. For an annual salary of 56K you'd be looking at above middle-management in a medium size company, or an established lawyer, top salesman on big company... But again, we're in the middle of a crisis here, salaries have dropped an average of 20-30%.

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4000 what? And for what kind of job?

If this are 4000€, this would overall a very high salary, even it may be ok for a very specialized job.

However, most locals would only dream on this... Actually many locals would dream on a 1000€ / month salary. "Mileurista" started as a derogatory term but nowadays it becomes aspirational for too many!

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What kind of job are you thinking of? wages have been decreasing a lot in the past few years

my husband has specialized job and earns 2500 euro net and that's a REALLY good salary

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It's impossible to say what salary you will earn in Barcelona without knowing what you plan to do, who you will bw working for, what exerience you have, language skills etc....

In general you can expect to earn considerably less than you would earn in the UK for example. Even so plenty of foriegners decide to live and work here.

Why? Because at the end of the day there is more to life than the money in your pocket and Barcelona is a fantastic place to live.

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But an expensive place to live, all those graduate mileuristas are most likely still living with their parents (even if aged 30 or more). 60+% of wage-earners get 1200-1300€ a month or less

Job adverts normally give an indication of salary, have you not looked? Working in a call-centre using your English you might get over 1000 but not 1500. In the cuurrent situation 4000 sounds incredibly optimistic to me unless you are very highly qualified incl. with Spanish +/- Catalan as well as professional skills/qualifications.

Expect long working hours too, most probably early start, late finish.

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