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An Expat Talks about Moving to Madrid, Spain

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Madrid

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Brought:

1) More clothes, you simply can't get Old Navy/GAP quality clothes for even anywhere close to US prices

2) More hygienic products, once again wayyy more expensive here.

3) Pillows, seriously can't buy a bunch of pillows like you could in Target!

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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

You can get much cheaper and larger apartments outside of the center of the city (duh). I do like where I live simply because I don't have to go anywhere to have fun. I'm 10 min away from the central tourist/party area of Sol. I live 2 minutes away from a metro stop and have literary hundreds of club and bars outside my doorstep. With all of this I hear no sounds at night since my apartment window faces inwards.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

I live in a flat like most other expats and there are PLENTY of them here!

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

Looked through a bunch of apartments mostly near the center. Asked around a bit at work as well. Found a flat in a good, central party area. It is small but I don't mind and I live with great people. A co-worker of mine found a place a week later 10 min away from me. for only 100euro more he gets a huge room, huge 2 story apartment with 2 balconies!

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Way lower, I am paying 400 euro for my small place in the center and my friend is paying 500euro for his huge place near me. His apartment would probably run for about 1000euro or more in DC.

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