Spain

Your Expat
Community in Spain

Connect with fellow expats in Spain
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Spain guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Spain

Jacques Paillard

"At the InterNations Events, I didn't only enjoy dancing the night away at some great venues, but I also got to know some great friends. "

Katharina Berbner

"Thanks to InterNations, I found a good language school for expats to take intensive classes in Spanish and socialize a bit more. "

Our Expat Community in Spain Welcomes You!

¡Hola! and welcome to our expat community in Spain! Start life in your home-away-from-home with InterNations. InterNations is a global network for expats all around the world, with over 390 InterNations Communities across the globe set up to help fellow expatriates start their next chapter. InterNations' members can offer friendly advice with insider knowledge and experience of living in Spain. You can call on a reliable group of expats to answer your pressing questions about moving abroad with InterNations. You may be wondering what life is like in Spain, with questions about areas such as, “what are the schools like in Madrid?”, “what's the property market like in Barcelona?”, and “which neighborhood do you recommend in Seville?”. To find the answers from real people that really live in Spain, you can join InterNations, ask current expats these questions, and they will be only too happy to answer and help you make your decision. If you have already moved abroad and are keen to meet fellow expats or discover more about Spanish culture in your region, such as where the locals get the best paella or tapas, or when the next Spanish festival is, InterNations can enlighten you. This helpful platform provides an insight into Spanish living, and will help you to integrate and become an educated Spanish resident.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Malaysia or Peru.

Join Our Exciting Events in Spain

Attend our monthly events and activities for Spain expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Spain Expat Guides

  • Moving to Spain

    With over 8,000 kilometers of beaches, Spain is one of Europe’s favorite vacation spots: no wonder that moving to Spain puts every expat in a good mood. InterNations provides you with basic information on Spain, including advice on visa requirements and public transportation.
  • Living in Spain

    Living in Spain holds many attractions, but is not without its challenges. Life on the Iberian Peninsula will indeed be more laidback once you have gotten used to expatriate life there. InterNations supports you with essential information on Spain, from housing to healthcare.
  • Working in Spain

    Is working in Spain a new experience for you? Contrary to the stereotypical image of Spain, where fiestas abound, it’s a country that takes pride in its industrious tradition. If you are considering working in Spain, InterNations will support you with information on business culture, taxes, and the job search.

Exchange Tips about living in Spain

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Spain expat forums.

Embark on Your Life as an Expat in Spain

Spain is made up of a large rural landscape of farms and perfect countryside for you to explore, as well as a number of bustling, lively, and prosperous cities you can experience and/or live in. A stone's throw away from the UK, Spain has all of the beauty of the Mediterranean as well as all the culture and history you can expect from any European country. If you like sun, leisure, and friendly people, Spain is the place for you. Less than 1% of expats describe the Spanish weather as bad and 91% are happy with the number of activities available. Most expats choose Spain for the lifestyle rather than for the economy, which has suffered since the global economic crisis of 2009. However, housing is still largely affordable in Spain and the country is highly regarded as one of the nicest countries to raise a family in. High numbers of expats have said they feel at home in Spain, with welcoming and friendly locals always happy to get to know foreign residents. Many expats living in Spain find it easy to adopt the Spanish culture and to pick up the language — an important part of settling into another country. Whether you choose to live in a seaside town such as Adra and become accustomed to the beach life or you live in Spain's iconic capital, Madrid — home to some of the world's most unique architecture — the InterNations Communities in Spain have helpful advice for you, with groups you can join and local events you can take part in straight away, on this new chapter of your life.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Bahrain or Germany, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find Like-Minded People to Share Your Adventure in Spain With

All of our InterNations members value the importance of keeping our community a safe and secure place to network and connect, both online and offline. Each InterNations member goes through an approval process before they can join our community and they respect our values of honesty, openess, and a welcoming attitude towards people of all cultures and backgrounds. On InterNations, you can find out about a number of real-life events and groups that are taking place in your city; check out the Photography and Outdoor Adventure Groups in Seville, Barcelona's Wine-Tasting Group, or even Madrid's German Language Group for English expats! There's so much to learn and experience during your time living in Spain. Whether there's something new you have always wanted to try or a hobby you would like to continue, you can browse groups by region on our website and find out which events and groups you would like to join, in person!