Barcelona Tourist and Expat Guide – I'mMovingToBarcelona

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO BARCELONA

Category COST OF LIVING

FURNISH YOUR APARTMENT FOR LESS IN BARCELONA

Cheap ways to furnish your apartment in Barcelona seems like a good topic for all those who come to live here. Even if you rent a furnished apartment you will still need to buy some stuff before you make it “yours”. And if you go for a non-furnished one, you will need to start from scratch. The good news is you made it through the sometimes hellish process of renting in Barcelona,

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BUYING A FLAT IN BARCELONA – HOW MUCH MONEY WILL YOU NEED?

Buying a flat in Barcelona – nice thought, isn’t it? Seems quite logical. Moved to Barcelona. Got a job here and thinking about staying here at least for a couple of years but still renting the flat. In such case, it would be good to know how much money you need to have saved before considering a mortgage. After the infamous crisis of 2008, the banks require at least 20% of

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BANKS IN SPAIN

Depending on where you´re from, your experience with banks may be different. I doubt, though, that it can be worse than what you’re about to discover here in Barcelona. Few words about banks in Spain, banking  – the Spanish way. The good news is that times change and during the past year some banking services have improved considerably. And at the same time others got worse. To give an example

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HACKING BARCELONA – TIPS & TRICKS

At first sight, Barcelona seems an expensive and complicated city. All the touristic places, must-see museums, and stylish restaurants. Here are some tips & tricks on how to hack Barcelona and make your life easier and… cheaper. TIPS FOR TRANSPORT Bicing to move around If you like riding a bike it’s a perfect way to move around Barcelona. Very efficient, quick and simple. We are amongst the biggest fans of Bicing,

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MONTHLY COST OF LIVING IN BARCELONA

Before making a decision to move to Barcelona you probably wonder what’s the monthly cost of living here. It is not easy to find this information. And it’s fundamental data before deciding on any destination. Let’s check what’s the monthly cost of living in Barcelona. PLACE TO LIVE Prices vary depending on where you look: high-demanded neighborhoods like Gracia, El Born, Barri Gotic and Poblenou can cost you a lot of money for

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WHAT’S THE COST OF MOVING TO BARCELONA?

You are probably wanting to ask me: what’s the cost of moving to Barcelona, man? Is there a recommended amount of money I should have on my bank account before coming to live near la playa? That is a very good question but the answer depends on so many factors that I am wondering where do I begin? Are you moving alone, with a couple or as a family with kids? Wanna rent

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HOW TO FIGURE OUT PARKING ZONES IN BARCELONA?

Public parking in Barcelona not only seems tricky, it is damn complicated indeed. When we first came to the city we couldn’t distinguish one zone from another or remember which rules apply to a given color. The more you park in different zones the more confused you become. So for the sake of this blog and my own mental health I sat down and checked what it all means, for once. The

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5 TIPS BEFORE YOU START LOOKING FOR A FLAT IN BCN

Looking for the perfect flat in Barcelona may seem daunting and impossible at times. If you don’t have the luck of getting a relocation agency to do all the dirty work for you, you need to count on yourself. Don’t worry! We’ve been there too and learned the ropes. We’ve gathered here some basic advice to help you succeed in your search. Read our Top 5 Tips Before You Start Looking For a Flat in

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FREE PARKING IN BARCELONA

Finding a parking space in Spain is hard. And costly. And damn hard. And costly. It will cost you money, nerves and patience. And no matter how hard you try, your car will end up being a wreck after a few months of parking in Spain, whichever city you choose. And Barcelona is no different. Parking reality in Barcelona If you own a car in Barcelona prepare yourself to pay

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8 TIPS TO FIND THE PERFECT APARTMENT IN BARCELONA

So, the time has come and you need to look for n apartment in Barcelona. Do you know which neighbourhood you’d like to live in? Do you have a list of the flat’s ‘must-haves’? If so, you can start to browse the Internet. There are some beautiful flats out there and the ones that seem quite awkward as for Barcelona’s aesthetics level. You need to know what you do and don’t want in your “piso”. Of course, no

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