Madrid is very much an old city combining strikingly modern architecture with old world Spanish charm. Though the city is the centre of Spanish business community and boasts a high number of multi-national conglomerates, the city has a more relaxed feel than many of its European counterparts.
With the combined high standard of living and low prices, expats will find that food prices are significantly cheaper than in many European counterparts. In terms of accommodation, expats will find that quality housing in Madrid can be difficult to find for a good price, and it is important to know where to search, how to negotiate and how to make a deal quickly, knowledgeably and efficiently.
With an impressive number of private schools with bilingual or full English curriculum, and Madrid’s appealing weather, the city is a growing destination for expats working for multi-national companies. Do note, however, that August can be very hot and air conditioning is a must, while winters are cold, with the occasional snowfall drifting down every other year.
As a city with a rich cultural heritage and modern outlook, Madrid is exciting location for individuals and families wishing to make a move to Spain.
Lastly, remember that home is what you make of it and if you need assistance organising your relocation then give the team at Pollards a call. We specialise in taking the headache out of the moving process, so you can focus on more important things, like getting acclimatised to your amazing new city.
British Consulate Madrid
Tel: 917 146300