Madrid attracts an increasingly large population of expats. They choose the city as their new home because of great employment opportunities, the relatively inexpensive cost of living, the social and cultural side of life, and the good standard of living.
There is an awful lot going for Spain’s capital, which probably explains why almost 10% of its population is composed of international people. For one, the cost of living in Madrid is much lower than in other capitals in Europe such as London and Paris. The cost of public transport, dining out, entertainment, and clothing is rather affordable, making Madrid very fun to live in.
One advantage of living in this vibrant capital is the availability of quality medical and educational facilities. Madrid has international schools that cater for American, British, French, German, and even Irish students. Many international schools in the city are world-renowned. In terms of healthcare, it is home to some of the best professionals and facilities in Spain.
All this together makes Madrid a great city to find work. As an English-speaking expatriate, you will be able to find work as an English teacher, even as a complement to other activities that you develop.
If you are searching for an exhilarating city to live, a place that can nourish your senses, then Madrid is for you. It is home to everything from world-class art galleries and museums to numerous cinemas, theaters, exhibition halls, leisure centers, sport centers, malls, and parks.
So, are you seriously considering relocating to Madrid? A good idea is to first visit the city for two weeks or more, spend time in the suburbs, get to know the people, the best areas to work and live, and what activities the city offers outside of work. Decide only when you have formed a full picture of Madrid, after weighing the advantages and disadvantages in living in Madrid.