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How to rent an apartment in Spain as an expat: everything you need to know

One of the biggest challenges of moving to a new country is finding somewhere to live. Here, learn how to rent an apartment in Spain as an expat and avoid getting conned in the process.

6 min read

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How to get a residence permit in Spain

Are you thinking of moving to Spain? We’ll tell you how to get a residence permit without the complications or frustrating fine print.

7 min read

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Your guide to the certificate of residence in Spain

Asking yourself what the certificate of residence in Spain is—and whether you need one? This article explains what it’s for and how to get one.

4 min read

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How much does electricity cost in Europe?

Geopolitics, taxes, supply and demand—here are the reasons behind the variation in electricity prices in Europe.

4 min read

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A guide to your new Spanish electricity bill

Taxes, time bands, tolls, set fees, and power and consumption charges—here’s everything you need to know about the new Spanish electricity bills.

6 min read

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Cost of living in Spain: real numbers to help you budget better

We crunched the numbers on the cost of living in Spain, including average rental prices, grocery bills, and more—all to help you budget better.

1 min read

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What is the TIE in Spain: what it’s used for and how to get one

Here, we explain what the TIE is, what it’s used for, and how to get one—so that you can start your new life in Spain.

5 min read

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The NIE in Spain: Your questions, answered

For expats in Spain, it’s essential to know what the NIE is. Our guide will answer your questions about the NIE and explain how to get one.

5 min read

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5 ways to savor the last weeks of summer

There are only a few weeks of summer left—but you can soak up every minute and still stay on budget with these five travel tips.

5 min read

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How to register with Social Security in Spain

There are so many good reasons to register with Social Security in Spain. In this article, we’ll show you how—even if you’re an expat.

7 min read

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What is financial freedom?

When it comes to your financial wellbeing, there are many different ways to feel free. We dig into the concept of financial freedom, and how to define and eventually achieve it for yourself.

10 min read

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The ultimate guide to tipping in Europe

Tipping can seem like a complicated subject to navigate, but don’t let anxiety take you over. We break down some of the most common tipping practices across Europe to make your next holiday a breeze.

4 min read

What are VAT Rates and how many are there in Spain

General VAT, reduced VAT, super-reduced VAT—is it all a mystery to you? We’ve got everything you need to know about VAT rates in Spain.

4 min read