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Moving to Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 01, 2024

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Spain for its warm climate, vibrant culture, and affordable cost of living. People can find a place to live in Spain by searching online for rental properties, or by using a real estate agent. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, and Malaga.

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What do I need to know before moving to Spain?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Spain, they said:

"Read as much as possible about the country, explore internet, and talk to nationals of the country to which you're moving that are residing where you're currently living," explained one expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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