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Finding accommodation abroad

18 March, 2024 by Photo from Woizera Woizera  ◦  5 minutes reading time
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Moving abroad is a big step for most people. It brings a lot of stress and important decisions with it, such as finding the right accommodation! How do you approach this effectively? In this blog, we'll tell you how to find the best accommodation in Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, and Greece.

During your search for accommodation abroad, it's important to rely on trustworthy partners so look for local rental websites used in each country. It's always important to research their reliability. Do you have a large network? Utilize it! Perhaps your network has connections in your chosen country! How convenient would that be? For example, post on LinkedIn or Instagram to see if people have good tips for you!

Starting early is key. So make sure you start your search for accommodation abroad on time. This way, you have a better chance of finding good accommodation in a nice location!

Spain πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

Have you always wanted to live and work in Spain? You're not alone! Spain is a popular destination for expats from various countries. This naturally also affects the real estate market. When we look at this, we see that prices vary greatly by region. In major cities like Madrid and Barcelona, the demand for housing is much higher, which also affects the prices in these cities. For example, you can expect to pay an average of 450 euros for a room in Barcelona and 900 euros for an apartment. When looking for accommodation in Spain, it's handy to consult websites like Idealista, Spotahome, or HousingAnywhere.


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Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή

If you enjoy a diverse country, Portugal is the place for you. The bustling cities or the tranquil coastal towns create a difference in the real estate market. This results in higher prices in major cities like Lisbon or Porto compared to the surrounding regions. For example, in Lisbon, you can expect to pay around 350 euros for a room and 1000 euros for an apartment in the city center. When searching for the right accommodation in Portugal, it's useful to consult websites such as Spotahome, or HousingAnywhere.


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Bulgaria πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬

If you love a country where you can enjoy city life as well as nature, Bulgaria is a good option for you! Bulgaria is generally a very inexpensive country, especially compared to other European countries. You can also see this reflected in the housing market. Rooms and apartments here are quite affordable. For example, you would pay around 400 euros for a one-bedroom apartment. If you're looking for more spacious living, such as a two to three-bedroom house, you won't pay more than 800 euros. Finding an apartment is best arranged through sites like Pochivka, Bulgarianproperties, Bgstay, Justhousing, or Housing Anywhere.


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🏠 Find your accommodation in Sofia

Greece πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·

Greece is known for its white and blue houses along the coast. Just like in other countries, there are price differences in Greece between cities like Athens and Thessaloniki and the smaller villages in the countryside. In the cities, prices are as follows: around 300 euros for a room and around 500 euros for an apartment. When deciding to search for accommodation in Greece, you can use handy websites like,, or


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Are you all set for your search for good accommodation? Yobbers also has blogs about living and working in places like Valencia, Lisbon, Sofia, and Athens. If you're still looking for a job, read five reasons why Yobbers is your travel partner. Or, start your adventure abroad right away!

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