If you’re relocating to Spain, whether it be for business or personal reasons, there are a number of things you may want to make yourself aware of before making the big move. With this guide, we hope to make your move to Spain as easy as possible.
|Spain Quick Facts|
Spain is a popular expat destination and with plenty of good reasons. With a low cost of living, a good healthcare system, and a low crime rate, to name but a few, it’s easy to see why such an abundance of people take the leap to relocate to Spain each and every year. As well, there is the ease of learning Spanish, and there’s really no better way to do it than by living and immersing yourself in a Spanish-speaking country.
If you’re relocating to Spain to live and work, you could be paying far less in rent and utilities than you would in your home country. It is often said that even on a humble salary, you can save money and live well in many of Spain’s most popular regions. If you’re moving to study, you might find yourself at one of Spain’s world-renowned institutions, such as the University of Valencia or even the University of Granada.
Most popular relocation destinations in Spain:
|Top 10 Reasons To Relocate To Spain:|
|1. The ease of learning Spanish.|
|2. The Fiesta culture.|
|3. The warm and favourable climate.|
|4. Spanish people are renowned for their friendless and hospitality.|
|5. There is a true focus on family living in Spain.|
|6. Spain is a remarkably healthy place to live.|
|7. Spain has a relatively low crime rate and low cost of living.|
|8. Healthcare in Spain is quick and of the highest quality.|
|9. From Spain you can travel easily throughout Europe.|
|10. Spain is brimming with culture and history.|
Thanks to Spain’s fantastic weather, you can also enjoy dog walks along certain beaches, forests, nature parks, and more.
In our study of the best cities to relocate to for pet lovers, Madrid was the fourth-best city in Europe for pets and the sixth-best pet city in the world. Madrid boasts a massive 494 pet-friendly hotels and 267 pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll never be short of somewhere to take your pet. There are also 190 vets to keep your mind at ease that your pets will always be safe.
Barcelona comes in second place for the best place to travel in Spain with your pets with over 200 pet-friendly restaurants and 486 pet-friendly hotels so your furry friend can always be by your side. It’s also one of the countries where it’s cheaper to own a dog, with the average annual cost for owners being $938. However, to get your dog to Spain, you will need a pet passport.
My Baggage specializes in shipping personal effects all over the world. However, for security and customs reasons, there are certain items that are considered prohibited.
As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:
It is important to keep in mind that there are specific items that can be carried, however, they may not be covered under our compensation cover and as such, should be sent at your own risk. If you do need to send any non-compensation items within your luggage, please ensure they are packaged securely and appropriately with internal cushioning.
Find out more about My Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items.
Please note that import allowances, security, and customs processes differ all around the world. We recommend that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country before booking your shipment to Spain.
If you need an easy, convenient and affordable way to ship your belongings to Spain, booking with My Baggage is easy. Simply start by getting a quote. Our easy-to-use online booking process takes just a few short moments to complete. We give you the freedom to choose your preferred collection date, so you can fit everything around your relocation plans. Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you shipping labels to print and attach to your shipment. After that, you can sit back and relax as My Baggage takes care of the rest.
My Baggage offers convenient and affordable shipping services for absolutely everyone, whether you’re a business user, a holidaymaker, an expat or, of course, relocating. No matter your reason, absolutely anyone can take advantage of our competitive prices and excellent services. In fact, many savvy business users regularly avail of our low cost and convenient shipping services in order to relocate their employees all over the world.
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