Are you coming to Madrid to study?
It is impossible to choose a better city to study and have fun at the same time. The capital of Spain is a city full of plans and life, where you can take advantage of its wide cultural offer every day of the year you can find cinema, theater, musicals, exhibitions, museums, fairs, among many other things.
As if that were not enough, you can enjoy good weather for more than six months a year, in addition to the largest number of sunny days in Europe.
We cannot forget its excellent gastronomy, job opportunities and its location in the center of Spain that will allow you to tour the whole country, and even visit Portugal, which is just a few hours away by car, train, or bus.
Today we leave you 4 tips to make your stay in the capital of Spain easier.
Tip 1 Get a good Accommodation
This is one of the first things you should do, it is true that there are many offers, but we recommend Vitium Residences
We have 7 flats for students with rooms in Madrid located in the best areas of the capital, where you can move easily and enjoy the large number of cultural and leisure activities, shops, bars, restaurants, and theaters located in its surroundings.
All our student flats are renovated, with unique rooms and common areas to be able to share experiences with your flat mates. Vitium offers a world of details and excellent value for money, ideal for lovers of luxury who flee from the conventional without giving up good prices.
The price includes all consumption of water, electricity, heating, community and WIFI internet. The rooms are supplied with sheets and towels, which are also changed during weekly cleaning.
If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org or by +34640079322.
Tip 2 Get the transportation voucher
In Madrid, public transportation is phenomenal.
You have various alternatives to move around the city, from public to private transport. What we recommend is that you get the Community of Madrid youth travel pass, for 20 euros per month (if you are under 26 years old) you can use the Underground, bus, and suburban train throughout the metropolitan area.
You also have the option of renting bicycles from the Madrid City Council. You can use it punctually or as a monthly payment.
Madrid has various private companies for renting scooters, motorcycles, and electric cars to facilitate mobility. Of course, you can also use the taxi or VTC service such as Uber or Cabify.
Tip 3 Eating times
Lunch hours are totally different from the rest of Europe, normally the meal (lunch) is served between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., for dinner they usually do it between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., there are still restaurants that adhere to these times, however, many are already adapting and have their kitchen open earlier for both lunch and dinner.
Tip 4 Cost of life
We know that the world economic situation is not very stable, but we dare to give a list of expenses that you will surely have when you come to study in Madrid:
- Accommodation: between €550 and €1,000 is variable depending on the option you choose (Look here )
- Transport pass: €20/month (for people under 26 years of age) –€55/month (zone A) for people over 26 years of age
- Prepaid SIM card to talk and navigate: €10-30 (depends on the operator and the services you choose)
- Food: €150/month
- Books: €90/year
- Clothing: €300/year
- Pocket money: €100/month
- Cinema ticket: €9.5, Wednesday is the day of the spectator: €5
- Bus ticket: €1.5
- Single metro ticket: €1.5
- Taxi ride: €10-20
- A taxi ride from the airport to the center: €30 (fixed price) with a duration of 20 minutes.
- Menu of the day: €10-15
- Coffee in a bar: €1.50
- Soft drink or beer in a bar: €2.50 – €3.50
- Museums: €12 (almost all museums have discounts for students and many have free hours, usually in the afternoons)
Which gives us that the cost of living for a student in Madrid is between €800 and €1,200, of course depending on what type of accommodation you have chosen.
If you have any other questions about this, you can ask us here.