Welcome to Madrid!
Bienvenidos a Madrid!
How to rent a flat in Madrid?
Platforms to search on:
Facebook (never pay before seeing the flat first, it’s easy to find flatmates there, maybe an option if you have difficulties finding something). However be mindful, Facebook is not always trustworthy, although it is safer with a personal connection to the person. If you’re ready to take the risk, Facebook can be a good option. Be sure to keep an eye out for groups created by your school. Remember, at EIS we can always go check out the flat for you, look into our support services.
From our experience, we recommend Idealista and Pisos, they are two of the best sites for Madrid housing.
Looking for a flat in Madrid?
Check out the EIS Madrid Rental!
Housing in Madrid is relatively cheap in comparison to cities such as Paris, costs are around 700-1,000 Euros per month (900 in the city center, 700 outside of the city center). For good apartments, start to look 3 to 4 months before moving there. Remember in Spain, everything is negotiable.
Utility costs – average per city:
Water is around 20 Euros per month.
Electricity is around 50 Euros per month, it may be more in summer because of the air conditioning.
Where to live (neighborhoods in Madrid):
Malasaña Chueca Goya El centro Salamanca
List of documents you need to rent a flat:
– Income statement and/or proof of income from your parents – Contact information – ID – Proof of housing insurance, especially as a Non-EU citizen – Payments are easier if you have a Spanish bank account, nonetheless, provide your bank account information