Moving to Barcelona
Are you thinking of moving to Barcelona? The city is famous for its architecture, both medieval and modernist, its traditional tapas bars and its laid-back lifestyle.
Although Spain is showing the early signs of recovery, the economy is still fragile after the Spanish property crash and the world recession. Barcelona has a limited job market and salaries in the city are low by European standards.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Barcelona
The cost of living and property prices are relatively similar to other European cities. The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.homesearchbarcelona.com/
Schools if moving to Barcelona
Expats, particularly those who only intend to stay in Barcelona for the short-term usually choose an international school, which offer a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB). The following site has a selection of international schools:http://www.expatica.com
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
The public transport system in the city is reliable, efficient and safe. Many expats choose to drive in Spain and there are several laws that may be different from Britain. Cars in Spain drive on the right hand side of the road and are required to flash their vehicle’s lights before overtaking the car in front of them.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Barcelona
Since 1999, Spain has used the Euro (EUR) as its official currency. One euro is divided into 100 cents. It will be relatively straightforward to open a bank account in Barcelona. You will need to be over 18, have some proof of Identity and address. Residents will also need to produce their NIE certificate.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account.https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
Alternatively, please feel free to call us on Tel: 01494-857672 to discuss your currency requirements.
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