The Cost of Living in Madrid – Rental Prices for Apartments Expats Like

One of the first relocation question we get from people moving to Madrid is: “How much renting an appartment with 1/2/3/4 bedroom(s) cost ?” For apartments expats like in neighborhoods they feel comfortable living in, the rental prices are usually the following: Room in Shared Flat: 400 – 550 € per month Studio, 30 to […]

How to Choose the Best Madrid Neighbourhood for You in 3 steps

Choosing your Madrid neighbourhood is your most important decision, after the one to move to Madrid. It determines your lifestyle, the space you can afford, the access you will have to your office, to entertainment and green areas. However, it’s the single most overlooked phase of the relocation. Follow these 3 steps and make sure […]

Moncloa, a very nice neighborhood of Madrid

Moncloa/Arguelles neighborhood

  You are dreaming of a neighborhood quiet, but very close to the center ? Moncloa/arguelles neighborhood could please you !!     First of all, have a look to the interactive map to see where Moncloa/Arguelles is located ! I also invite you to read the post “Best neighborhoods” which can help you to […]

Choosing a Nursery School: 3 Considerations for Ages 3 and Below

When it comes to defining the “right” or “best” school for their children, parents consider multiple factors–from academics to location to prestige.  When it comes to nurseries, a somewhat different set of priorities comes to mind–particularly in a big city like Madrid.   Being a hub of professional, cultural, and touristic activity makes Madrid an exciting […]

Best in House Maid Services

Spend a nice afternoon in the Retiro Park instead of cleaning your house all day long. As an expatriate who has just arrived in Madrid or will move here soon, you surely want to enjoy your new life here, get lost in the neighborhoods of your new city, spend time with your kids or simply […]

Education: Religious & Secular Considerations for your Family

Separation of Church and State is at a crossroads in Spain.  Although the Spanish Constitution technically states that religion cannot figure into state functions and that the state respects the practise of all religions, Spain remains overwhelmingly Catholic–and this has some surprising implications for your children’s education. We have published several articles about how ex-pat […]

Choosing the Right School: What Language Should your Child Receive their Education In?

Most parents consider factors such as academics and location when choosing the right school for their children. Ex-pat families, however, need to consider the language in which their child will receive their education. A strong command of Spanish is the quickest way for children to integrate and make fast friends with their classmates in Madrid. […]

How to Enroll your Children in Public School During Summer

Last week, we published an article that simplified the school registration process into eight simple steps (link here). As we push into the second half of June, many people are planning for summer holidays–except, of course, families relocating to Madrid at this time. With many public administrations in Spain closing for July and August, this […]