Articles tagged as "Life in Spain"

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Madrid security rating soars as Spain boasts two of Europe’s safest cities

Madrid and Barcelona offer excellent levels of personal, infrastructural and digital safety, the study found.

Madrid and Barcelona offer excellent levels of personal, infrastructural and digital safety, the study found.

Despite the recent terrorist attack on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, Spain’s two largest cities have ranked among some of the safest in Europe in the latest Safe Cities Index 2017, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit…

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Author: 07/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Onwards and upwards: Málaga airport passenger figures have lift off

A soaring year for Malaga airport in 2016 is set to be bettered in 2017.

A soaring year for Málaga airport in 2016 is set to be bettered in 2017.

If various facets of Spanish life were to be distilled into a graph, pretty much all of the lines would be shooting satisfyingly upwards.

From the economy to life expectancy to jobs to house prices – things are going incredibly well for Spain and Spaniards right now. You can add tourism to that cocktail, too: this year is set to be the best yet for visitor numbers to Spain, with spending up, overnight stays up, and the number of flights in and out of the country also – obviously – up…

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Author: 12/10/2017 [0] Comments 

August sees 16% increase in Spanish property sales

August this year saw yet another annual increase in home sales in Spain - and right across the country, too.

August this year saw yet another annual increase in home sales in Spain – and right across the country, too.

With 41,282 home sales in the month of August, the Spanish property industry was once again reaping the benefits of an improved economic outlook across Europe this summer.

August’s sales figures from official INE data represent a 16% increase on the same month in 2016, and marks the seventh year-on-year increase in monthly home sales so far in 2017…

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Author: 11/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Choose the right Spanish supermarket to save €3,000 a year, survey shows

Nationwide, Alcampo offers Spain's cheapest grocery prices, on average.

Nationwide, Alcampo offers Spain’s cheapest grocery prices, on average.

The price difference between Spain’s cheapest and most expensive supermarkets can be as much as €3,013 per year in some regions, a new consumer group study has found… Continue Reading

Author: 05/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish property: putting a price on the feel-good factor

Spain never lost its wonderful climate or scenery during the lean years, and as the good times return the country feels more joyful than ever.

Spain never lost its wonderful climate or scenery during the lean years, and as the good times return the country feels more joyful than ever.

Raw data and statistics may be effective in showing the direction and strength of certain trends, but when it comes to something as visceral and life-changing as buying a property in Spain, the less-tangible emotions often come to the fore…

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Author: 03/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Mortgage approvals rose 33% in Spain in summer

Mortgage activity throughout the summer has been very brisk in Spain.

Mortgage activity throughout the summer has been very brisk in Spain.

Data from Spain’s National Statistics Office (INE) published last week has shown that the number of mortgage approvals granted in the month of July was 32.9% higher than over the same month last year…

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Author: 02/10/2017 [0] Comments 

The €20 note that’s worth €9,000

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The prize hasn’t yet been claimed, so go and check all your €20 notes right now!

Back at the beginning of September, Pablo Motos, the host of Antena 3’s popular Spanish TV series ‘El Hormiguero’ (The Anthill), introduced a €20 note into circulation, at the same time offering a €6,000 reward to whoever found it…

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Author: 26/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Cool heads needed as Catalonia “self rule” vote nears

Catalans will vote on October 1 on whether the region should break away from Spain. The problem is, the result will not be binding.

Catalans will vote on October 1 on whether the region should break away from Spain. The problem is, the result will not be binding.

Politics has the propensity to get messy quickly, perhaps more so in Spain than in most other European nations. Decades of fascist Franco rule kept a lid on regional tensions and whims by the use of force; and since 1976 Spain’s existence and progress as a successful European state has hinged largely on the promise and reality of an improved standard of living for all…

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Author: 25/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain rises to third in expat quality of life survey

The stunning Basque region in northern Spain is set to welcome back a growing number of natives from the UK.

Spain has risen from fourth to third place in the latest expat quality of life survey, and it is easy to see why.

Spain has been ranked the third best place in the world to be an expat in the latest InterNations survey.

The poll, conducted every year, asked 12,500 expats to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of one to seven…

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Author: 18/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Sky launches low-cost streaming service in Spain

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good - but will the content be able to match Netflix?

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good – but will the content be able to match Netflix?

The increasingly crowded pay TV space in Spain has welcomed a new player following the launch of a new streaming service by Sky.

The broadcasting giant – owned by Rupert Murdoch – this month launched its new service for €10 per month, with programming taken from 12 local pay-TV channels including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Syfy, TNT, Fox and National Geographic…

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Author: 14/09/2017 [0] Comments 
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