Living in Barcelona: An Expat City Guide

What is the cost of living in Barcelona?

How expensive is life in Barcelona? Get a feel for the cost of living in Barcelona, from accommodation to food prices and public transport costs.

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9 Reasons Why Barcelona is Perfect for Expat Life

Beautiful Barcelona has consistently been one of Spain’s best cities. The city offers an unparalleled quality of life, stunning beaches, buzzing nightlife, wondrous architecture, and culture as beautiful as the city’s surrounding landscapes. Not surprisingly, these are just some of the reasons expats find Barcelona the perfect home away from home.

9 REASONS EXPATS LOVE BARCELONA

Find your English-speaking job in Barcelona

Almost 330,000 internationals have made their home in the Catalan capital and 80 per cent of them even work in Barcelona. And this comes as no surprise: after the financial crisis in Spain, the city is considered a hotspot for internationals to get English-speaking jobs in Barcelona.

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Register in Spain: How to get Empadronamiento in Barcelona

Your empadronamiento (also called 'Padrón') is your ticket to set up your life in Barcelona. With the empadronamiento in Barcelona, you notify the municipality where and with whom you will be living in Spain. Make sure your first trip will be to the city hall to register!

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Your Comprehensive Guide to Barcelona's Neighborhoods

It’s easy to see why moving to Barcelona feels like one big adventure. Its jaw-dropping architecture and proximity to a number of beaches is enough to encourage people to make it their permanent home after a single visit. The north-eastern city offers some of the best neighborhoods in Spain, if not all of Southern Europe. Let us show you the 10 neighbourhoods in Barcelona!

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Areas to Avoid in Barcelona

While Barceloan ranks as the 11th safest city in the world, it's still got some neighbourhoods that you might want to avoid. These neighbourhoods are best avoided either because they've low quality housing or because these touristy areas attract too many pickpockets.

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