If you come to study in Madrid, it can mean an important investment that, with a little planning, you can make the most of.
In addition to the cost of enrolling in the program that you are going to study, the plane ticket and accommodation in Madrid, you should think about other expenses that you will have during your study stay such as food, services, transportation, clothing and footwear, and leisure.
In general, Madrid is not a very expensive city to be a European capital, when compared to some other capitals. This city is very well prepared to receive students, as it has a wide range of services for all budgets.
Here are some tips that will surely help you save a little money…
To save on Transportation
If you are a student, you can apply for the public transport card for students, which offers significant discounts on travel by metro, bus and commuter trains. And you have to the student certificate, in order to request it, you can request the appointment online.
The name of the plan that you have to buy is the 30-day Youth Subscription and you can enjoy this rate from the age of 7 until the date you turn 26.
To access this special rate you must have the Public Transport Card, you can request it online (you will receive it at your home between 7 and 15 business days after requesting it), in person at the Transport Card Management Offices Public (requesting an appointment on the phone 012 or tarjetatransportepublico.crtm.es). The cost of issuing this card is €4.
Another option is to walk around Madrid, this city has an infrastructure that you can walk on as well as having numerous parks, squares and charming streets that you can enjoy without spending money.
Stay in a good place in Madrid
If you also want to meet people from other cultures and share experiences, the best option is shared accommodation, at Residencias Vitium, we offer unique locations, completely renovated and decorated with style that offer students charismatic and high-quality accommodation. quality.
These shared flats are located in the best areas where you will be able to move easily and enjoy the large number of cultural and leisure activities that the center of Madrid has. The best shops, bars, restaurants and theaters are located nearby.
We offer rooms for rent in the center of Madrid in a shared apartment for students of all nationalities.
To eat and save
If you are looking to save on food, we suggest you cook your own meals instead of eating out. You can buy food at local markets where you can find a wide variety of fresh foods at affordable prices or supermarkets and take advantage of offers and discounts on basic products.
Many restaurants in Madrid offer the menu of the day, which is generally cheaper than ordering à la carte dishes. These menus most often include a starter, a main course, dessert and a drink, and are an excellent option for eat well at a reasonable price.
Go out for Tapas, you can enjoy the tapas tradition in Madrid, many bars offer free tapas with the purchase of a drink, which will allow you to try different dishes without spending a lot of money.
Go out and have fun without spending much
Keep up to date with the free events that take place in Madrid, this city always has free options such as open-air concerts, art exhibitions or cultural festivals, keep an eye out for the advertising posters of the city, online or on social networks .
But also, many tourist attractions, museums (there are hours to be able to enter for free), cinemas and theaters offer special discounts for students. Do not forget to take your student card with you and ask about the reduced prices before buying your tickets.
Another important recommendation, use applications and discounts for students, download applications and use websites that offer exclusive discounts for students in transportation, shopping, entertainment and restaurants.
Madrid has a wide network of public libraries and free study spaces. Take advantage of these places to study, work in a group or use resources without having to spend money in coffee shops or other private study places.
Remember that, as a student, you can take advantage of numerous discounts and special benefits in Madrid. Stay informed, plan your expenses and look for cheap alternatives to enjoy your stay in the city while saving money.
Good luck in your studies and in your experience in Madrid!