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 […]

Madrid’s Best Schools: Best Alternative Curricula

The diversity of needs that Spanish and international children in Madrid represent have resulted in an evolving education system that increasingly embraces alternative curricula and new ways to foster students’ development. Alternative curricula may defined by a wide range of traits specific to each school, but most self-declared alternative schools have several things in common: […]

Madrid’s Best Schools: Top 3 for your Child’s Integration into Spanish Culture

Families that plan to stay in Madrid for a relatively short time most frequently benefit from an internationally accredited education for their children.  Families that plan a long-term residence in Madrid, however, may want to consider that their children’s well-being largely depends on their ability to integrate themselves among their Spanish peers.  For your children, […]

Madrid’s Best Schools: Top Schools by Location

Time and time again, Moving2Madrid has stressed the importance of location when searching for the best school for your child.  Whether your child is attending nursery school and may require all-day care–or adapts to a rigorous preparatory curriculum–a well-located school can make a massive difference in the life of your household. If your family relies […]

Madrid’s Top School’s: Three Prestigious Institutions

Moving2Madrid has done extensive research to help families through the process of registering their children for school.  Madrid being an international hub, with endless educational options available to newly arrived Madrid residents, how does one distinguish the best from the rest? Families who prioritize a top-tier education need not compromise, as our work is to […]

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 […]