Moving to Mallorca
Are you thinking of moving to Mallorca? It is the largest of the four Balearic islands of Spain. Since the 1950’s Mallorca has drawn both tourists and expats with its typical Mediterranean climate and beautiful scenery.
Locals on the island speak Mallorquí, a dialect of Catalan; everyone speaks Castilian Spanish with many people understanding English, German and French. Luckily Mallorca has a reasonably buoyant economy, despite Spain’s difficulties. It has a thriving tourism industry, which accounts for almost 80% of the islands income.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Mallorca
The cost of living and property prices are relatively high but the standard of accommodation on the island is generally good.
The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.firstmallorca.com/
Schools if moving to Mallorca
Expats, particularly those who only intend to stay on the island 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.mallorca
Local Information if moving to Mallorca
When you first move to a new city finding your way round 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/spain
Travel if moving to Mallorca
Palma and the major resorts around the island are connected by a water-taxi service. Most of the island is also accessible by bus. Many expats choose to use either motorcycles or bikes to travel and there are always plenty of taxis for short journeys.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Mallorca
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 Mallorca. 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 call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or 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/
European Removals Company if Moving to Mallorca
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