FIND Work & Jobs in Spain for English Speakers (2022/2023) (2023)

This page is aimed at helping English-speakers trying to find work in Spain with the emphasis on finding a job in Spain in 2022 or 2023.

You are most likely from overseas such as the United Kingdom, America, Australia or another European country and you are planning on moving to Spain.

If possible you want to get a job offer before you make your move and relocate.

So basically you are an expat looking for popular jobs vacancies in Spain and you are regarded as a foreigner in Spain.

We like to think of ourselves as the complete resource for finding work because with us you can list your jobs wanted or your vacancies if you are an employer.FIND Work & Jobs in Spain for English Speakers (2022/2023) (1)

Basically we are a job centre, employment agency and recruitment agency rolled into one.

Staff Required? Employers – please list your jobs in Spain below – IT IS FREE!!

Please leave your details below in the comments box if you WANT TO WORK IN SPAIN!!

Even better is to leave your comments on the most relevant job-specific page we have – see list on right.

Here is a letter we received from Simon who gives a great insight into finding work in Benidorm (but we include this here because his advice applies to working anywhere in Spain and is ESSENTIAL reading:


Just wanted to add some info for people. I have lived and worked in Benidrom myself. And left due to serious illness in the family forcing me to return to care for them.

The advice on this site is very honest.

YOU MUST SPEAK SPANISH. No matter what you wish to do, i.e. work for an English business, or one whom deals with English people. You’re in Spain, you NEED to speak Spanish!! You need to order food, drink, give directions to the taxi driver, deal with police, hospital, dentist, and what about getting the Electric bill sorted, and water, council tax, and how about getting the phone and broadband connected?? and then, what about when it goes wrong etc. You’re in Spain, it’s not for them to speak English, but you to speak their language.

When English people find someone who does not speak English in the UK, be that someone whom lives there, Polish for example, or on holiday – you just shrug your shoulders at them and move on. EXPECT THE SAME WHEN YOU’RE IN SPAIN!

Posting and looking online will not get you a job. Being there. Talking to people. Meeting people, will find you work. Every job I ever had, was found by knowing someone.

Get your documents. NIE for example. Some many work without them illegally – but it’s not in your interest. You need a foot print, a history to be able to claim benefits, pensions etc.

Expect to work hard. More than you’d think! At one point I had something like 8 different “jobs”, and often was working in a shop, doing something that wasn’t related to the business.

Skills and things in demand will be the low end basic work if you’re looking at English speaking work. You can find nice people, good jobs, and a better quality of life. I am now married, and my dog whom is Spanish after 10 yrs, are moving back to Spain! Just a different locationFIND Work & Jobs in Spain for English Speakers (2022/2023) (2)

Good luck ppl!

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Spanish Unemployment is Over 27% – Can I Really Find Work?

When looking for job opportunities in Spain you may need to lower your expectations of what type of work you can find.

We know you want to find the best paying jobsand no doubt you have dreamed of a better quality of lifebut you must realise in advance that unemployment is high in Spain at over 27%.

Here is some great tips from someone who has lived in Spain for over 18 years:

Job opportunities are limited and much lower paid than in Northern Europe and the USA. Working in Spain can be very hard and low-paid.

If you are a British citizen the decision has now been made even harder by Brexit. Obviously you have to consider what effects will Brexit have on you if you move to Spain. Indeed we have received many questions such as, Can I work in Spain after Brexit?

If you are moving to Spain and looking for a job then you are immediately at a disadvantage due to the language barrier. Our immediate advice is to learn some basic Spanish.

Even if you speak fluent Spanish (Castellano) many regions of Spain have their own dialects – for example in the Costa Brava (Barcelona) area they primarily speak Catalan.

Even if you are fluent in the language, in Spain most jobs are given to locals who are often close family members or relatives.

Competition for a job with a contract, which comes with an entitlement to medical care, is intense and employers can afford to be very choosy.

There are many illegal immigrants from North Africa and Eastern Europe competing for low-paid, menial job positions.

As a foreigner competing against Spanish nationals for jobs you are immediately at a disadvantage when looking for work and certainly it would be best to concentrate on looking for English speaking jobs in Spain.

The most common types of English jobs on offer will be bar jobs, construction and buildings jobs, sales jobs and jobs in the travel and tourist sector such as hotel jobs, driving jobs and catering jobs.

At least if you are from the United Kingdom, as an European Union citizen (Irish, German, French or Dutch) you won’t have the need to obtain a work permit and apply for a residencia, something which many Americans, Canadians and Australians who want to work in Madrid and Barcelona have to overcome first. Also most UK qualifications will also not be recognised in Spain.

JobSearch by Regions

If you know exactly where in Spain you wish to search for situations vacant, then you can search by regions in which we have specific pages on the most popular towns and cities.

These guides give you an idea as to what sort of jobs you can expect to find advertised as well as an overview of the town or city – after all – while finding workis important, it is also just as important to choose somewhere good in which to live in which you can enjoy a better quality of life.

Spain is a large country and there are very big differences between the various regions.

The Costa del Sol is probably the best area of mainland Spain to search for jobs. This very developed coast is the most popular area of Spain for tourism and has a large expatriate population and arguably the best climate in Spain which makes it a lovely place to live.

The very good weather contributes towards a longer tourist season which is a help because these do tend to be the most popular types of jobs and include work in hotels, cleaning villas and apartments as well as the usual bar and restaurant type positions.

Our most popular Costa del Sol locations for finding work include: Marbella, Malaga, Fuengirola, Nerja, Torremolinos and Benalmadena. There are also plenty of other smaller towns and resorts along the Costa del Sol but they are very much smaller places with fewer opportunities. This is also a good area for Spanish golf jobs such as caddies and golf pros.

Slightly less popular are the Costa Blanca and Costa Brava areas which tend to comprise a series of former fishing villages with good sandy beaches but less job possibilities.

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The best places to find jobs on the Costa Blanca include Torrevieja, Benidormand Alicante while on the Costa Brava the extremely popular tourist resort of Lloret de Mar is a good choice as is Tossa del Mar, Sitges and Salou.

The best areas in Spain to find jobs for professionals and executives would be the major cities of Madrid, Barcelona,Valencia and to a lesser extent Seville.

In these Spanish cities you will find offices of major multi-national companies. There are good opportunities for working here in IT as computer jobs do not require many Spanish skills.

If you are searching for summer and seasonal work then look at the islands of Spain which has more of an all year round season due to better weather and climate. This would apply more to the Canary Islands than the Balearic Islands as the Canaries are closer to Africa than mainland Spain.

If you want long-term work in Spain and not just seasonal work look to the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria (with the most popular resort being Playa del Ingles).

The Balearic Islands are also very popular especially Ibiza and Majorca/Mallorca (with the most popular resort for jobs being Magaluf).

Ibiza and Mallorca are full of possibilities for jobs as holiday reps, bar jobs, dancers, pr jobs, DS’s, waiters, waitresses, chefs, restaurant jobs, hotel jobs and many other tourism related situations vacant.

The islands are also good for water sports and marine jobs such as dive instructors, windsurfing teachers, sailing, crewing and boat maintenance.

If you are searching for work in the year 2022, be sure to subscribe to our latest job alerts by putting your name and email address into the special newsletter box (top right of page).

Here is some experiences from Anna who has moved to Spain talking about some of the pitfalls:

Interesting follow up later from Anna – quite a shock after the last video!!!:

Spanish Job Regulations –Visas andN.I.E. Number

Do I Need a Visa?

If you are from a European Union country you are fortunate that you are entitled to work in Spain without applying for a visa. Other foreign nationals such as Americans, Canadians and South Americans must get a visa in advance of their stay in Spain which will last three months.

Do I Need a N.I.E. Number?

Many people in Spain are employed illegally, without a contract and therefore do not need a NIE number. This number is your tax identification number in Spain (Número de Identificación de Extranjeros).

To get an N.I.E. number in Spain, go to local police station or social security office and fill out the necessary forms. Some basic details are required such as address, name, passport number etc. Obviously the form is in Spanish. You should be issued with a temporary card on the spot.

Helpful information on getting NIE and residency in Spain.

Salaries and Pay in Spain 2022 – Employment Conditions and Working Hours

We are always being asked – what are the best paid jobs in Spain, what job offers are available and how much can I earn in Spain?

It is generally recognised that wages and salaries in Spain are lower than most other European countries however the cost of living is also comparatively lower.

The Spanish also tend to work very long hours due to the traditional siesta break in the middle of the daytime.

Always try to get the job that comes with an official working contract as this entitles you to state health care. With a contract your employer will have to contribute social security payments on your behalf. The only other way you will be entitled to free health care is if you become self-employed and pay into the social security system yourself.

For example if you have a salary of £30,000 and you find an equivalent job position in Spain you may be paid about €20,000 – and although the cost of living in Spain is lower – it isn’t that much lower!

If you are in a legal job your employer will deduct national insurance (social security) and tax from salaries.

Not only do jobs in Spain pay less you also tend to work longer hours. Most jobs start at around 9am some 10am with a long lunch break of two hours before resuming until 7pm or 8pm.

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While you may have a long lunch hour for what is known as siesta time – if you have a young family then that is no consolation as you won’t see them much until the weekends.

It’s an unfortunate fact that many people who come to Spain searching for employment, a job and a better quality of life end up finding a job that is low paid and comes with longer working hours than they used to work back home.

Many people end up disillusioned and end up leaving Spain for financial reasons.

Be prepared to be flexible and completely change career direction. Most job vacancies are found through word of mouth and in local newspapers.

You will find the best possibilities for finding English jobs would be in the coastal areas which have large expat populations and therefore companies catering to the needs of these expats.

These areas primarily are the Costa del Sol (especially Malaga, Marbella, Nerja, Mijas, Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Torremolinos areas) and the Costa Blanca (Alicante, Torrevieja, Benidorm jobs, Calpe, Javea, Moraira and Denia areas).

To give you an idea of the most popular areas of Spain that people speaking English are seeking and searching for work – we get a lot of people emailing us asking where they can find job vacancies in Benidorm, Calpe, Torrevieja, Alicante, Malaga, Murcia, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Estepona, Torremolinos, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville,Valencia, Lloret de Mar and Tossa del Mar.

These areas are the most popular for expat jobs, so look for jobs in Costa Blanca and jobs in Costa del Sol where most expats live. Also look at the slightly less popular areas of Costa Brava, Costa Almeria and Costa de la Luz. Many people live in Spain but go across the border into English speaking Gibraltar each day to work. Getting a job in Gibraltar is a great choice because you don’t need to learn Spanish!

Expat Jobs 2022 or 2023

Other typical jobs for English speaking people you are likely to find would be jobs that cater to the large expat population in Spain, these include: pool cleaners, translators, beauty therapists, interior designers, singers, dancers, entertainers, gardening jobs, villa cleaning jobs, bar jobs and bar work, hairdressing jobs, shop assistants, cashiers and retail work in English and British goods shops, graduate jobs, taxi service, driving jobs including removals, restaurant jobs such as chefs, waiters and waitresses, fitness jobs, beautician jobs, pet care jobs, personal trainers, health care assistants, voluntary jobs at charity shops, computer services, business services such as graphic design, computer repair, contractors, babysitting, nanny jobs, au pair jobs, child care jobs, carer jobs, housekeeping, finance jobs, security jobs, accounting jobs, mechanics, insurance sales positions, hospitality jobs, customer service jobs, there are many English newspaper and magazines requiring writers and sales jobs in Spain etc – we hope this list gives you some idea of the types of jobs in Spain that are the most likely possibilities when you are job searching.

There are now many expat radio stations and newspapers in Spain so these businesses are looking for media people as DJ’s, presenters, writers, journalists, web design, photographers and sales positions selling advertising space.

One of the problems with jobs in Spain is the seasonal aspect – for example getting holiday jobs and summer jobs in Spain such as bar work in Spain or being a waiter or waitress is fine in the July and August but come October you may find you are out of a job!

Still if you are a student these jobs could be great fun over the summer. Many of these jobs will be on a part time basis.

7 Top Tips For Finding Work

  1. Have at least six months money as savings to live on while you try finding work in Spain.
  2. Learn as much Spanish as possible BEFORE you move to Spain as this massively increases your chances of finding job opportunities.
  3. Jobs for English speakersarelimited so be prepared to turn your hand to anything to get a foothold in Spain and accept any jobs that are available.
  4. Be prepared to work much longer hours as jobs in Spain start earlier and finish later.
  5. If you are looking for work in Spain for English speakers be prepared to work for a lot less than you are used to as wages, job benefits and perks are much lower in Spain.
  6. Learn a new skill, especially something practical and use it to get a job or start your own business.
  7. If you have a skill or vocation, consider starting your own business in Spain, then you are in control. Also consider working from home. Most expats end up self-employed (becoming an autonomo) in order to earn enough money to survive in Spain.

Useful Resources for Finding Work

You will find plenty of professional jobs advertised on websites such as ours. Sadly, for most of the tourism jobs you will actually need to be here in Spain in the resorts and ask around going from bar to bar or from restaurant to restaurant in order to find work.

Be prepared to be flexible and completely change career direction. Most job vacancies are found through word of mouth and in local newspapers.

So where else can you find job vacancies, openings and postings? Try reading the classifieds sections of expat newspapers and contact recruitment agencies, job centres, human resources, or employment agencies. Here are some useful sources that we know of:

The major newspapers have job classified listings:

Costa Blanca News (English expat news).

El Pais (national Spanish newspaper).

Empresas de Trabajo Temporal (ETT) are recruitment agencies in Spain – mostly work of a temporary contract nature. Mostly professional and admin vacancies.

Global jobs website Monster has a specific Spanish online version.

Info Jobs – Website with thousands of Spanish jobs online. InfoJobs is the leading online job opportunities in the Spanish market, both for the number of visitors to its website and the volume of jobs listed. – Spain’s leading job search site for executive jobs, director jobs, Spain recruitment, bank jobs, IT jobs and travel jobs starting from €60,000. Experteer also offers access to executive headhunters, the highest paid jobs and job vacancies.

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Europe Language Jobs – the job board for expat jobs abroad.

Most Popular Types of Work in Spain:

  • Bar Work
  • Catering
  • Construction
  • Holiday Reps
  • Hotel Jobs
  • Summer Jobs
  • Teaching English

Helpful Pages on Moving to Spain:

Guide to Moving to Spain


I Hate Spain

Live Job Listings

Below we have the very latest job vacancies in Spain.

This page is updated frequently – be sure to bookmark this page and keep coming back to see if your dream job in Spain has been listed here below.

If you are an employer then the good news is that on our website we are currently accepting job listings in Spain, completely free of charge.

If you need staff or have situations vacant then let us help you fill these positions.

We have people on our mailing list who are ready and waiting to hear about your vacancies. These are people who have given us their email address and telephone number and who have opted to receive email job alerts. We have literally hundreds of people who wish to work in Spain and find jobs.

While we accept your listings for free we do appreciate if you could help our site by either linking to us or Facebook liking us or tweeting us or social bookmarking our site.

Your job adverts must be genuine and related to Spain.

Please clearly give us all relevant information as people may be looking at these adverts and listings from other countries and may wish to travel to Spain to apply for these positions. So it is vital that as much information is presented at this point, such as:

Location of job.
Qualifications required.
Language skills required.
Salary and any benefits.
Working hours.
Any holiday time.
Does the position come with an official contract?
How long is the contract or job for?
Description of ideal candidate and qualities necessary.

FIND Work & Jobs in Spain for English Speakers (2022/2023) (3)Ajeets Spain

Telephone: 3496037957


Type of Business: Employment Agency

Towns or Areas Covered: Madrid, Spain

Main Description:

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Places to consider finding work and jobs on the Costa Blanca: Albir, Alcossebre, Alcoy, Alfaz del Pi, Algorfa/La Finca, Alicante, Almoradi, Altea, Beniarbeig, Benidoleig, Benidorm, Benijófar, Benimar, Benissa, Benitachell, Bolulla, Busot, Cabo Roig, Calpe, Campoamor, Castalla, Catral, Caudete, Ciudad Quesada, Cumbre Del Sol, Denia, Dolores, El Campello, Elche/Elx, Els Poblets, Gandia, Gata de Gorgos, Gran Alacant, Guardamar, Hondon de la Nieves, Hondón Valley, Jalón Valley, Javea, La Drova/Barx, La Empedrola, La Fustera, La Marina, La Mata, La Nucia, La Zenia, Las Ramblas, Los Altos, Los Montesinos, Mar Menor, Mazarrón, Mil Palmeras, Monovar, Monserrat, Moraira, Oliva, Orba, Orcheta, Orihuela, Pedreguer, Pego, Pilar de la Horadada, Pinar de Campoverde, Pinoso, Playa Flamenca, Polop, Punta Prima, Rafol de Almunia, Relleu, Rojales, San Miguel de Salinas, Sanet Y Negrals, Santa Pola, Santiago de la Ribera, Sax, Teulada, Tibi, Torrevieja, Totana, Vall de Laguar, Villajoyosa, Villamartin, Villena, Villotel.

Places to consider finding work and jobs on the Costa del Sol: Algarrobo, Algatocín, Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín El Grande, Almáchar, Almargen, Almogía, Álora, Alozaina, Alpandeire, Antequera, Árchez, Archidona, Ardales, Arenas, Arriate, Benadalid, Benahavís, Benalauría, Benalmádena, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, Benaoján, Benarrabá, El Borge, El Burgo, (Sitio de) Calahonda, Campillos, Canillas del Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Cañete La Real, Carratraca, Cartajima, Cártama, Casabermeja, Casarabonela, Casares, Coín, Colmenar, Comares, Cómpeta, Cortes de la Frontera, Cuevas Bajas, Cuevas de San Marcos, Cuevas del Becerro, Cútar, Estepona, Faraján, Frigiliana, Fuengirola, Fuente de Piedra, Gaucín, Genalguacil, Guaro, Humilladero, Igualeja, Istán, Iznate, Jimera de Líbar, Jubrique, Júzcar, La Viñuela, Macharaviaya, Málaga, Manilva, Marbella, Mijas, Moclinejo, Mollina, Monda, Montejaque, Nerja, Ojén, Parauta, Periana, Pizarra, Pujerra, Rincón de la Victoria, Riogordo, Ronda, Salares, Sayalonga, Sedella, Sierra de Yeguas, San Pedro de Alcantara, Teba, Tolox, Torremolinos, Torrox, Totalán, Valle de Abdalajís, Vélez-Málaga, Villanueva de Algaidas, Villanueva de la Concepción, Villanueva de Tapia, Villanueva del Rosario, Villanueva del Trabuco and Yunquera.


Can an English speaker get a job in Spain? ›

For English-speaking jobs in Spain, seasonal work in the tourist trade and teaching English in Spain are both popular sources of employment for foreigners, as are services catering to the large expat populations along Spain's coastal regions and in major cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla.

What jobs can an English person do in Spain? ›

There are opportunities for UK graduates in areas such as banking, construction and IT, as well as teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Career opportunities are growing in areas such as finance and consulting, but there is high unemployment among young people.

Can you work in Spain only speaking English? ›

The good news is that because of this you will find many stores and local people who speak English and you won't have any problem getting by day to day, without being able to speak the local languages. So the short answer to the question 'Can I work in Spain without speaking Spanish', is yes.

What is the most wanted job in Spain? ›

Top 10: The Most In-Demand Skills in Spain in 2022 – 2023
  • Engineering. ...
  • Information Technology. ...
  • Marketing. ...
  • Graphic Design. ...
  • Finance. ...
  • Legal. ...
  • Customer Service. ...
  • Data Processing.

Is it hard to get an English teaching job in Spain? ›

Spain has an incredibly high demand for English teachers, so jobs are easy to come by, whether in a small town in Andalucia or in a big city such as Madrid.

Is getting a job is easy in Spain? ›

Job opportunities in Spain for foreigners are hard to come by. A foreigner is only hired in Spain if the occupation is listed on the shortage occupation list. This is published quarterly by the Public Employment Service (Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal).

Can I move to Spain without a job? ›

Moving to Spain without a job can make the relocation process much more complicated. That is, in case you actually want to work in the country. As we mentioned in the prior section, obtaining a work permit (for which you need a job offer) may be the path to get residency in the country.

How much money do you need to live comfortably in Spain? ›

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Spain? Well, expats who move to Spain will see that you need between €2,000-2,200 a month to live comfortably in a big city. However, in a smaller city, you will need a more modest €1,700-1,900 a month.

How much does an English translator make in Spain? ›

In addition, they earn an average bonus of 1.017 €. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Madrid, Spain. An entry level interpreter & translator (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of 29.795 €.

What job can I do in Spain without speaking Spanish? ›

Language teacher

English is the most common one but there's also a high demand for French and German teachers. Competition for these types of jobs is very high, especially if you want to become an English teacher. So, if you want to improve your chances of finding a job, we recommend getting a teaching certificate.

What workers are needed in Spain? ›

According to the data gathered from the interviews with Human Resources directors, the categories currently in the highest demand in Spain are: Sales (26.34%), Engineering (24.19%), Technology (23.12%), Marketing (9.14%) and Administration, Finance and Legal (4.30%).

Can I get a work visa without a job offer Spain? ›

Before you can get a work employment visa (por cuenta ajena), you must first have a job offer. Your employer must then request a work permit for you to legally work in Spain.

How much is average rent in Spain? ›

On average, the cost of living in Spain is 123% cheaper than in the USA.
Cost of living in Spain vs the USA.
ItemAverage cost in Spain ($ USD)
Rent- 1 bedroom$642
Rent- Apartment$991
Utilities (gas, water, electricity, internet, phone)$188
Public Transport (1 way ticket)$1.64
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What is the basic salary in Spain? ›

The national minimum wage in Spain unchanged this year
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMW
January 20191,050.0€1,050.0
January 2018858.6€858.6
January 2017825.7€825.7
January 2016764.4€764.4
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What is the most paid job in Spain? ›

Here is our list of the highest-paying jobs in Spain:
  1. Chief Executive Officer. Average salary: €171,000 per year. ...
  2. Surgeon. Average salary: €170,000 per year. ...
  3. Chief Financial Officer. Average salary: €133,000 per year. ...
  4. Radiologist. Average salary: €120,000 per year. ...
  5. Orthodontist. ...
  6. ITS Director. ...
  7. Judge. ...
  8. Marketing Director.

What qualification do I need to teach English in Spain? ›

A TEFL certification and a visa are two essential requirements to teach English in Spain. You should also understand what types of jobs are available in addition to financial matters like salaries & start-up costs.

Is there an age limit on teaching English in Spain? ›

Generally speaking, there are no age limits to teach English abroad as long as you are over 21. Although many teach abroad programs target recent college graduates and people in their twenties, older adults can leverage their maturity and experience to secure jobs teaching abroad well beyond their sixties.

What qualifications do I need to teach in Spain? ›

TEFL certification for teaching in Spain

Even if you have a degree, a TEFL certificate helps to show employers you have the skills you'll need to teach in real life. Whether it's a private school or a state school, most employers will look for their teachers to hold TEFL certification of at least 120-hours.

How much does it cost to live in Spain per month? ›

Family of four estimated monthly costs are 2,362$ (2,277€) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 668$ (644€) without rent. Cost of living in Spain is, on average, 31.46% lower than in United States. Rent in Spain is, on average, 54.70% lower than in United States.

What are the disadvantages of living in Spain? ›

The heat can be a huge drawback, because it's often so extreme that you can barely go outside during the hottest parts of the day (12-8pm), so you're limited to getting things done in the early morning or late at night.

Which is the best city to work in Spain? ›

Big cities like Barcelona have more work opportunities in general, due to the wide variety of companies and professionals located there. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy the great weather, coastal climate, and impeccable cuisine.

How long can I stay in Spain without a job? ›

This rule simply states that you can live in Spain without residency for a maximum of 90 days. After those 3 months, you need to either obtain a residence permit, or leave the country. And that is because the shortest stay option is the tourist (or Schengen) visa, which lasts exactly for 90 days.

Can you live in Spain without a car? ›

While it is possible to get by without a car, many expats prefer to own one in Spain for the freedom if affords.

How long can I live in Spain without becoming a resident? ›

How long can I stay in Spain without becoming a resident? You can stay in Spain for a maximum of 183 days per year (6 months) in order to not become a resident. If you spend an extra day (184 days and onwards), you will be regarded as a resident, hence paying resident taxes in the country.

Where is the cheapest rent in Spain? ›

The cheapest areas to rent in Spain are Aragorn, Navarre, Estremadura, and Castile-La Mancha. The cheapest cities to live are Palencia, Melilla, Lugo, Logrono, and Teruel.

What is the retirement age in Spain? ›

Age: you can apply for this pension if you have reached the ordinary age, apart for some exceptions. Currently, the minimum age for applying for this pension is 65, if you can prove you have paid at least 37 years and 6 months of contributions or 66 years and 2 months if you have less contributions.

Is electricity expensive in Spain? ›

Spain, March 2022: The price of electricity is 0.325 U.S. Dollar per kWh for households and 0.141 U.S. Dollar for businesses which includes all components of the electricity bill such as the cost of power, distribution and taxes.

What pays more interpreter or Translator? ›

Salary and job outlook of a translator

For example, a courtroom interpreter with ten years' experience may earn a higher salary than an interpreter who recently entered the field. Translators earn an average salary of $46,145 per year .

Which language Translator pays the most? ›

What Are the Highest Paying Translation Languages?
  • German – $60,000 per year.
  • Spanish – $48,000 per year.
  • French – $45,000 per year.
  • Dutch – $44,000 per year.
  • Russian – $43,000 per year.
  • Japanese – $42,000 per year.
  • Italian – $36,000 per year.
  • Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) – $35,000 per year.
11 Mar 2021

What language is most in demand for translators? ›

Spanish Language

The language's sheer population makes it wildly popular — and also means that there's an ever-growing need for Spanish linguistic services. Translators and interpreters that are native Spanish speakers can expect to receive handsome remuneration for their expertise.

Can I work in Spain without ielts? ›

All around the world, there are 450 million people speaking Spanish as their mother tongue. If you are a native speaker of Spanish or English, you can move to Spain without appearing for IELTS.

Do Spanish companies hire foreigners? ›

There're a range of top companies in Spain that hire foreigners across different industries. Pick from companies with the most revenue, such as Mapfre, Repsol, Telefonica, Acciona, Glovo, etc.

How do I apply for a job in Spain? ›

Required documents​
  1. National visa application ​form. . ...
  2. Photograph. ...
  3. Valid, unexpired passport. ...
  5. Work contract. ...
  6. Criminal record check certificate. ...
  7. Medical certificate. ...
  8. Proof of residence in the consular district.

Are salaries low in Spain? ›

The average annual income in Spain is around €27,500, which is lower than many other EU countries. However, Spain also has a lower cost of living than most of its western European neighbors.

How can I make money in Spain? ›

Top Tips for Earning Extra Money in Spain
  1. Join the Queue. ...
  2. Take Up Dog Walking. ...
  3. Sell Items You Don't Need. ...
  4. Set Up an Online Shop. ...
  5. Offer Translation Services. ...
  6. Teach Online. ...
  7. Offer Mystery Shopping Services. ...
  8. Explore the World of Investing.
27 May 2022

What level of Spanish do I need to work in Spain? ›

First of all, speaking Spanish fluently is a must have to land a job in Spain in a large firm. Of course, some “expat focused” jobs are available if you want to get a job in Spain and do not speak Spanish, but you will be limited to jobs in bars, shops or language teaching.

How much bank balance is required for Spain work visa? ›

In the case of the non-lucrative visa, you must prove that you have 400% of the IPREM annually on your bank account. For this year 2021, the IPREM is 564,90€ for a month. As the measurement unit we are interested in is the year, our target will be 6.778,80€.

Which country work visa is easy to get without job offer? ›

Germany. Germany is an easy country to get a work visa because of its labor shortage.

How much does a work permit cost in Spain? ›

How much does a work visa cost in Spain?
Type of VisaPrice (€)
Self-Employed Work Visa€ 80 - € 120
Employed Work Visa€ 60 - € 160
Au Pair Visa€ 80 to € 150
EU Blue Card€ 285
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6 May 2022

How much is house rent in Spain per month? ›

In many small to mid-sized cities, you can find cozy one-bedroom apartments starting in the €400 (about $492) a month range.
Housing (rent of furnished, one- or two-bedroom apartment)€600$744
Utilities (gas, electricity, water, phone, internet)€130$161
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What is the cheapest way to live in Spain? ›

The cheapest places to live in Spain by the sea include cities such as Alicante, Malaga, Murcia Sitges, Castellon, and Cadiz. These cities are more affordable than Barcelona, Marbella, or Valencia, but they offer just as much in terms of atmosphere and social life.

How much do waiters in Spain get paid? ›

Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Spain. An entry level waiter (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of 14.001 €. On the other end, a senior level waiter (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of 20.307 €.

What jobs are most in demand in Spain? ›

Top 10: The Most In-Demand Skills in Spain in 2022 – 2023
  • Engineering. ...
  • Information Technology. ...
  • Marketing. ...
  • Graphic Design. ...
  • Finance. ...
  • Legal. ...
  • Customer Service. ...
  • Data Processing.

Do waiters get paid in Spain? ›

The average pay for a Waiter/Waitress is €16,597 a year and €8 an hour in Spain. The average salary range for a Waiter/Waitress is between €12,929 and €18,954. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Waiter/Waitress.

How much do McDonalds workers make in Spain? ›

McDonald's in Madrid, Spain Area Salaries
Job TitleLocationSalary
McDonalds Cashier salaries - 3 salaries reportedMadrid, Spain Area€16,770/yr
Camarero salaries - 2 salaries reportedMadrid, Spain Area€18,557/yr
Encargado De Turno salaries - 2 salaries reportedMadrid, Spain Area€11,916/yr
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Does Spain pay per hour? ›

Minimum wages have been revised in Spain from 01 January 2022. The minimum wages are increased as follows: For domestic workers, from €7.04 to €7.82 per hour and €950.00 to €1000.00 per month; For contingent and temporary workers, from €44.99 to €47.36 per day; and.

Is it hard to get a job in Spain? ›

Job opportunities in Spain for foreigners are hard to come by. A foreigner is only hired in Spain if the occupation is listed on the shortage occupation list. This is published quarterly by the Public Employment Service (Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal).

How can an English speaker work in Spain? ›

If you're from the EU, you simply need to get a NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero or Foreigner's Identification Number) to legally work in Spain. On the other hand, if you are from a non-EU country, you need a work visa. For this, you'll need a job contract with a Spanish employer and other documents.

Is it hard for foreigners to work in Spain? ›

The requirement for non-EU citizens wanting to work in Spain is stricter. Non-EU citizens need to have a signed work contract before moving to the country. After that, the company in Spain needs to apply for a work permit by proving that your role is on the shortage occupation list or is hard to fill in locally.

Is it easy to work in Spain as a foreigner? ›

As a foreigner it is hard to get a job once you are already in the country. Bear in mind that the Spanish job market it is very wide in big international cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, or Sevilla; so, if you want to move to more relucted towns, there are more obstacles to have in mind.

How much do English translators make in Spain? ›

The average pay for a Translator is €37,058 a year and €18 an hour in Spain. The average salary range for a Translator is between €26,570 and €44,617. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Translator.

Can I work abroad if I only speak English? ›

While it is always easier if you are fluent in the host country's language, only speaking English shouldn't stop you and there are plenty of jobs abroad for English speakers.

Where do most English speaking expats live in Spain? ›

The most popular islands for expats are Tenerife and Gran Canaria, as they offer cheaper living and housing costs. These larger islands are also home to International schools, some of which follow the British curriculum, while the Spanish state schools also have a good reputation.

What jobs are in shortage in Spain? ›

Skills shortages

Shortage occupations occur in professions such as doctors, engineers, marketers, operating staff and business consultancy. There are also shortages in occupations such as translators, pilots and teaching positions.

How much salary is enough in Spain? ›

A good salary to live comfortably in Spain ranges from €2,000 to €2,500 after taxes. This amount corresponds to an annual wage of €32,000. People in Spain earn an average of €2,710 gross per month.

What is the minimum income in Spain? ›

The national minimum wage in Spain unchanged this year
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMW
January 20201,108.3€1,108.3
January 20191,050.0€1,050.0
January 2018858.6€858.6
January 2017825.7€825.7
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What country pays translators the most? ›

German tops our list of the highest paying translation languages. The language is closely associated with the business world, so German translators often make good money. The average annual income of a German translator in the US is $50,000. Professionals in the UK make an average of £34,000.

What language interpreter gets paid the most? ›

Languages that usually pay the best
  • – Arabic – $74,000 annually.
  • – German – $60,000 annually.
  • – Spanish – $48,000 annually.
  • – French – $45,000 annually.
  • – Dutch – $44,000 annually.
  • – Russian – $43,000 annually.
  • – Japanese – $42,000 annually.
  • – Italian – $36,000 annually.
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