Living in Spain

We recruit for World’s leading companies all across Europe. We understand the questions that arise when it comes to moving country. We have gathered information that will hopefully be of use to you in deciding whether to relocate to Spain.

Spanish people are very open-hearted and comunicative. You won’t have any problems to get to know someone, especially in the big cities. Up and down the country, a zest for life creates an intense, hedonistic vibe in its effervescent cities. Indeed, if there is one thing Spaniards love, it is to eat, drink and be merry.

For French people who are planning to move to Spain, we encourage you to have a look at Barnatalent. Barnatalent is a blog dedicated to Talent Management and Networking in Barcelona.

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Work Permit

If you intend to come to work in Spain you need to know the rules about the formalities involved in travelling to Spain. If you are from an EU member state or one of the countries of the EEA or Switzerland, you are entitled to come to work in Spain. If you are from another country then generally you need an employment permit.

www.workpermit.com

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Finding a place to stay

Whether you decide to rent a property, share a flat or buy a house, here are some useful links that will give you an overview of the sector.

Sharing: www.compartimoscasa.com
Renting: www.pisosyalquiler.com
Buying: www.tucasa.com; www.comprarcasa.com

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Salaries and taxes

Taxes are deducted from pay, referred to as “Pay As You Earn”. This tax is deduced on a weekly or monthly basis depending on when you are paid. Use the tax calculator to have a better idea of how much you will get taxed.

www.calcularsueldoneto.com

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Transport

Bus: www.renfe.com

Train: www.movelia.es

Plane: www.aena.es

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Entertainment & Culture

Something for everyone: there are so many leisure and entertainment options to choose from, you’ll have a hard time deciding.

www.spain.info/en/

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Social cover and pension

Spain has a public health system so health care is free or low cost if you pay social security. Any resident, either salaried or self-employed, is entitled to a social security number. Once a number is obtained, it is valid for the life of the holder. Periods of employment are referred to as “altas” and periods of unemployment are called “bajos”.

www.seg-social.es