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Living in Madrid

Madrid is one of the most international and cosmopolitan European capitals today, with an immense and diverse cultural, gastronomic and employment offer.

International student guides

Prepare your trip and your first steps in the city

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Madrid: a vibrant and cosmopolitan city

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Accommodation in Madrid

Residencia de Estudiantes de la Universidad Europea de Madrid

Picasso – Velázquez Residence by XIOR Student Housing:

This residence can accommodate students enrolled in the University, as well as anyone whose stay is directly or indirectly linked to Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Websites for finding accommodation:

  • Idealista

  • Fotocasa

  • Spot A Home

  • City Life Madrid

  • Madrid Easy

  • Help Housing

  • Uniplaces

  • DFLAT Madrid

  • Aluni.net

Cost of living in Madrid

The approximate cost of living is difficult to calculate, but here are some figures that may help you:

800-1,500 €/month

Studio rent

The cost of accommodation depends on the neighbourhood.

150 €/month


Utilities such as water, electricity and gas will vary according to the season, in summer you may want to use air conditioning and in winter you may want to use heating.

250 €/month

Monthly shop

The monthly shopping basket could cost you around 250 euros per month.

20 €/month

Monthly transport card

For those under 26 years of age, the monthly transport card costs 20 euros.

20-50 €/month

Mobile tariffs

Mobile phone tariffs can vary from 20 to 50 euros per month, and home internet tariffs are around 50 euros per month.

Transport in Madrid

Transport card

You will need the transport card to be able to use public transport in Madrid and travel by bus, metro or tram. For further information on the personal public transport card and how to get one, click here.

You can get around in the city by:

  • Travel by motorbike with Cooltra.
  • Drive with Emov, Zity or Sharenow.
  • Cycle with BiciMAD.

Practical guide

Download the practical information guide for international students in Madrid.