Do you know that there are about 4.5 million foreign resides in Spain? This country was facing a financial-economic crisis but now it is emerging. That is why; many foreigners are moving to Spain to make their living in this country. The climate here is very great and now it is your chance to learn Spanish. So, before going to this country, you should consider the following things:
Learn Basic Spanish
If you are going to stay in a country, then you should learn its native language. You need to learn Spanish to communicate with the local community. Start by learning basic greetings and standard phrases. In tourist destinations, you will be able to go through in English but if you are going to live in a central neighbourhood, then you must consider learning the language to buy groceries from the store.
Moreover, it is a great opportunity for you to learn a new language. Try to write any new word you found and start practicing. Without learning the language, your journey to become a true expat will be difficult.
It is very important to know the schedule of this country because it is very different from other European countries and the USA. The time for the business here is from 10 am to 9 pm. The break-in this time is from 2 pm to 5 pm. Most of the services here closed on Saturday but some shops are still open. When I was in Spain, the broker told me to see the apartment at the weekends. While in some areas, agents are not available on weekends.
Research Your Neighbourhood
If you are going to live in an area, then you should first explore it. You should consider your basic needs such as lifestyle, cost, daily commute, and schedule while choosing a town or city. Some of the people choose anything before moving. That is not good, you should consider your lifestyle to see if the neighbourhood fits you or not.
Cost of Living
Another important thing to consider is the cost of living in the area you are planning to live in. The cost of living includes rent, food, bills, and other expenses. In some areas, the cost of living is very reasonable but you may not get a job. On the other hand, there is a job opportunity but the cost of living is very high. In such a case, you need to consider your salary. Is it enough to afford living in a specific area? If yes! Then you can settle there. In short, you should make sure that you can afford a lifestyle or not.
Now, you need a bank account to pay all your bills. Opening a bank account is not a very difficult task. All you need is to visit the nearest bank to your location and sign up there. Transfer all your funds in your current account. You can also search for a bank that has a representative who can speak English.