Living in Spain

How to get a public health card in Spain

If you live in Spain, or are planning to move to Spain, healthcare will be at the top of your list of things to sort out. Spain's public health system has a good reputation and while private healthcare is also an option, the majority of people living Spain are highly satisfied with the public health system. It is fairly easy to sign up for a public health card in Spain: follow our guide and get a public...

What time do people eat dinner in Spain?

When moving to another country, or when going on holidays, one thing to check before travelling is the time of different meals. Lunch and dinner times in Spain have always been a talking point due to the cultural difference with other neighbouring countries. So, what time do people eat dinner in Spain? And how does dinnertime in Spain compare to other European countries? We have the details. Routines...

New rules and fines for driving in Spain

Spain's new driving rules came into force on 21st March 2022 and include new fines for drivers. Spain's new 2022 Traffic Law is now in force (as of 21st March), meaning there are some changes that you need to be aware of if you're driving in Spain. If you want to avoid unnecessary fines and losing points from your Spanish driver's licence, we have summarised 10 of the main changes in the new rules...

The best wine routes for an enotourist getaway in Spain

Sometimes there's nothing better to help you sit back and relax than a good glass of wine. Sometimes it's just what you need to complete a quiet dinner with your family or friends. However, it is also becoming an increasingly popular option when it comes to rural tourism getaways, where wine tourism getaways are on the rise, especially in Spain. Spain has a deep and rich wine culture, and the best...

Germans are the foreigners who bought the most houses in Spain last summer

The Balearic Islands (34.3%), Canary Islands (23.6%), Valencia (19.7%) capture foreigners' interest in owning a house on the Spanish coasts. Activity in the housing market is recovering faster and faster, following the lifting of most measures restricting people's mobility implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the points confirming this recovery, in addition to the increase in property sales...

The cost of living in Spain in 2021

How much do you need to live comfortably in Spain? Is living in Spain expensive? These are just some of the questions we aim to answer in this guide to the cost of living in Spain in 2021. Whether you want to know the living cost in Spain for an international student or the cost of living in Spain for a couple, we've got you covered. Let's find out is Spain cheap to live in and more about the cost of...

What is a gestor in Spain?

Spain is infamous for its bureaucracy and hard to navigate red tape, but one person who may be able to help with such processes is a "gestor" or "gestoría". The role of the gestor (who works in a gestoría) is something which is very Spanish, and an equivalent service of this "jack of all trades" figure doesn't tend to exist in other counties. However, as foreign as this concept may sound to you, a...

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