Moving to Spain

Spain is known around the world for its many lifestyle benefits and a family-orientated way of life. With long Summers and gentle Winters, magnificent landscapes and coastlines, rich culture and acclaimed gastronomy, Spain has long been a favourite destination for expats looking to make the most of all the country has to offer. Spain is a hugely diverse country, from life in its vibrant international cities, to picturesque coastal villages and idyllic countryside regions, there is something for everyone.

 

The Spanish economy is strong, with a broad variety of industries, from tourism to technology, pharmaceuticals to automobile manufacturing and more. There are is a great deal of opportunity for expats looking to move to and work in Spain, particularly in larger cities and the start-up sector has grown exponentially in recent years. Expat families in Spain also have many choices when it comes to schooling, with high quality education across both the public and private sectors, from local state schools to reputable international schools. Life expectancy in Spain is also among the highest in Europe, with one of the best healthcare systems in the world contributing to the country’s enviable quality of life.

 

From visas and completing the necessary paperwork, to healthcare, education and finding somewhere to live, an international move comes with a significant to-do list. The MumAbroad.com guide for expats moving to Spain covers all of the most important elements of relocating and settling into the Spanish way of life as part of Spain’s diverse and growing international community.

Healthcare in Spain

Healthcare in Spain

Life expectancy in Spain is among the highest in Europe, with one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Highly ranked by the World Health Organisation, Spanish hospitals have state-of-the-art equipment and offer a good standard of care.

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Education and Schools in Spain

Education and Schools in Spain

There are several different types of schooling available in Spain across the public and private sectors. The Spanish state system is free for all children who live in the country and education is compulsory from 6 to 16 years of age.

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Finding Somewhere to Live in Spain

Finding Somewhere to Live in Spain

Whether expats choose to rent or buy in Spain, there is a thriving property market in most Spanish regions. From city centre apartments to coastal homes or rural retreats, Spain has a plethora of options for finding a new home.

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Setting Up your Finances in Spain

Setting Up your Finances in Spain

Spain has many different financial institutions to choose from, with both private and state-owned banks to choose from. Setting up your finances and opening a bank account in Spain is a straightforward process.

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Visas and Paperwork in Spain

Visas and Paperwork in Spain

Spanish visas and paperwork will vary by nationality and individual circumstances. Although the bureaucratic system can seem complicated, the process is relatively smooth and straightforward with the correct paperwork.

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The Cost of Living in Spain

The Cost of Living in Spain

While accommodation in popular cities such as Madrid and Barcelona can be high, the cost of living in Spain is considered to be more affordable than many of its European neighbours.

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English Speaking jobs

www.thelocal.es/jobs

 

Government Website for Foreign Residents

www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en

 

Internations Spain

www.internations.org/spain-expats