So you’re thinking about moving to Madrid…?

So you’re thinking about the big mudanza to Madrid. Well, why not? It’s a beautiful city with amazing opportunities, and a way of life that other cities just don’t compare to.
However, before you start packing that maleta, there are a few things to think about.

It’s a really big decision to make, so rather than giving you a mountain of biased opinions, I’d suggest you consider the following steps…

1. Define your ideal lifestyle

2. Create a plan

3. Prepare, prepare, prepare!

Spain has quite a high unemployment rate, but there is a lot of demand for English speakers, particularly English natives who are at least bilingual or trilingual. Teaching English as a freelancer or with an academy is always an option, although it is difficult to find work over the summer months. There is also a lot of work in the communication sector. Rather on just relying on your mother tongue however, I’d definitely recommend immersing yourself in the culture in order to get as good a grasp on the language as you possibly can. Pierre has some tips on how to become fluent in just 6 months.

All of our team are expats who have relocated to Madrid, and many of us have lived across the globe, so we know the moving process inside and out. If you get a moment, I’d recommend reading Pierre’s story so you can see how he decided to move to Madrid and start a new life here.

Having a bad day? A walk through the cherry blossom orchard in the Retiro will lift anyone's spirits.

Having a bad day? A walk through the cherry blossom orchard in the Retiro will lift anyone’s spirits.

To avoid any nasty surprises, here you can find some information about the cost of living in Madrid and the cost of bills and utilities. This article has the rental prices that you can expect to pay in Madrid.

At the end of the day, we’re not life coaches, but we do love to help. If you need any more assistance, or if you’d like to start looking at the logistics of a move like this, just let us know by leaving a comment in the space below.

If we’ve helped you, we’d appreciate if you could let your friends know by leaving a comment, or by “liking us” and sharing our our Facebook page.
Best of luck with your decision 🙂

Posted on 19 June, 2015 by Pierre-Alban Waters in Sin categoría - Rent, New? Start Here


2 responses to “So you’re thinking about moving to Madrid…?”

  1. maryclare says:

    Hi Matt- I’ve passed your message to one of the members of our property finding team. Best, Mary Clare

  2. Matt Gumbrill says:

    Hello. I have been resident in Spain for 11 years but have just started looking to buy a property recently. I would like to buy a flat in the centre of the city, however I understand that the property prices have been and are continuing to increase quite rapidly – so am not sure if I can afford to buy within el ´centro´. I am looking for a 3-bedroom piso of reasonable to large size (exterior con ascensor) of minimum 70 or 80 m2. I work in the barrio of Valdebernardo at a ´concertada´ school on a contract ´fijo discontinuo´.

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