Moving to Madrid: How Easy is it?

Many people dream of living abroad, immersed within a culture that is completely different to their own.

moving to Madrid

moving to Madrid

While huge numbers of expats head to the sunny shores of Spain, not as many decide to venture inland and move to the capital city, Madrid. Not considering Madrid is a massive mistake though, as it is one of the most vibrant and buzzing cities on the continent, and it is also not as hard as you’d think to move there…
The first step will be to find a property to live in, but thanks to the age of the internet, this is now no longer a problem. There are loads of sites out there advertising property, ranging from small apartments through to immense villas, so you’ll easily find something to suit your taste. Perhaps the best advice is this though: letting a property in Madrid is not as expensive as London or many other parts of the UK, so it is often advisable to let first, so that you can properly survey the properties on offer before buying. There’s also a large number of storage facilities, in case your rented property is not large enough for all your belongings.
Before you move, you will also want to check out the local amenities, such as schooling (there are many international schools in Madrid, which teach in English), transport links and medical facilities (Spain has an excellent healthcare system, so there will be no problems there). While the internet is once again a useful tool, nothing beats experience – so get out to Madrid and take a look around. If nothing else, it’s a great excuse for a weekend away! Don’t forget to make a list of all the things you need to look at before you go though, as once you are there you won’t be in the mood for writing lists in your hotel room!
Next we come to the logistics of moving to Madrid, however these can be handled easily. This is because we are experts in international moving, and have moved homes of all shapes and sizes throughout Europe – including to many parts of Spain. The whole process is a speedy one, and will not cost anywhere near as much as you think. Then you just have to arrange for yourself to get there. Driving from the UK to Madrid takes around 24 hours non-stop, although you will obviously want to stop a few times on the way. Flying is another option – flights take about 2-3 hours and cheap tickets are readily available from budget airlines.
Moving to any part of Spain is easy, and this includes Madrid. So, if you are bored of everyday English life, why not consider relocating to this exciting, warm and friendly city? It could well be the best decision you ever make! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about moving to Madrid, and we will endeavour to provide you with accurate and timely answers on all manner of different subjects.

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