The bottom dollar...
When your planning your trip to Spain you know there's more to pay for than just lessons.
I'm going to give you a run down of monthly expenses.
Cost of studying Flamenco in Seville.
Living costs are like many things, they vary from person to person.
But if you're traveling to Seville for the purpose of studying flamenco the costs are roughly the same.
Food & Accommodation
The prices are going to vary sure but you can definitely rent alone or share.
Average Rental Costs: 500€
Of course you could go as low as 400€ or as high as 650€ but this would give is a 2 bedroom in a decent area. Or a 1 bedroom in the center.
Share accommodation: 250€ (including electricity & WiFi)
The price of beer and tapas are pretty cheap so if you like the Spanish style your in luck.
A spanish breakfast (bread with tomato puree & coffee): 2€
For health nuts (like me & Sabby) the quality of the food in bars might not meet your mark so you'll want to buy your fruit & veg in Aldi or Lidl (as they have the best quality)
Our weekly food budget is:
Eating out: 20€
Coffees & Breakfast: 10€
The cost of classes can vary a little bit depending on the school & the quality of the teachers.
Average: 80 - 150€/ month
80€ would give you a basic school 1 class, 5 days a week
150€ would give you 1 class everyday plus some extra technique in a nice school in Triana
It might suck but dancers just need to pay more for teachers. Plus you will often have to hire a room on top of that.
Room in a dance school: 6€
Room in a private practice studio: 3€
If you are staying for a while maybe you can shop around to find the person or school you like. It doesn't hurt to just approach artists after a show either 🙂
Here's where you can really break the bank... or make some great savings...
In Seville it is hard to walk around and not find a show, but the prices change dramatically.
The most expensive being: 20€
Local Peña: 6€ (on a big night)
My advice is ask around to find a Peña near you, they often have shows at much better hours and often entrance is free.
- Avoid bars that offer flamenco. They can be really hit and miss with artists & they lovvvvvveeee to make you wait. Often shows start an hour after they were suppose to.
- Also avoid the tourist shows. The ones where they stand out the front of a restaurant and lure tourists in. Normally they use the same artists as anywhere but make you pay through the roof.
Expensive shows in a really nice place are definitely worth it though!!
We are also working on a guide to Peñas, so subscribe to our mailing list if you want that sent to you 🙂
Total Monthly Costs
Sabrina & I are a couple so our prices are a little different to a single.
Couple Total: 1210€
Electrity & Phone: 100€
Classes: 250€ (Fisch 100€ Sabby 150€)
Shows: 0€ (We're lucky, get invited now days or we only go to free Peñas)
Single person Total: 574€
Shows: 24€ (1 free & 1 cheapy)
Maybe add an extra 100€ a month if you're a party animal... 😛
Plan to come to 3 months at least
Please do yourself a favour and if it's your first time you need at least 3 months. You'll have to find the right school, nice accommodation & enjoy yourself.
Being in a rush all the time sucks!!
So do your planning before hand.
Got some advice??
If you have any tips to share post them in the comments below.
Or any questions??
Post questions below in comments as well please. Maybe we can help find you a solution...