Expat Guide to Living in Madrid
Whether you're already living in Madrid or preparing to move to Madrid, our Expat Guide to Living in Spain offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Madrid. For answers to specific questions, visit our Spain Forum to talk with expats in Madrid.
Expats in Madrid live in a city with a broad appeal to people throughout the world, rich cultural traditions and some of the most delicious food in the world!
More Culture Shock Reports for Madrid
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Madrid handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Madrid:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Madrid Reports
What are people's priorities in Madrid - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Madrid:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Madrid Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Madrid? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Madrid? Below are some of the responses from expats in Madrid:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Madrid
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Madrid. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Madrid:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Madrid. If you are already living in Madrid, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Madrid by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Madrid? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Madrid? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report