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Living and working in Valencia

Last update: 8 January, 2024  ◦  8 December, 2023 by Photo from Lisa Lisa  ◦  30 views  ◦  5 minutes reading time
Living and working in Valencia

Fantastic! You're going to live and work in Valencia, a new adventure awaits under the Spanish sun! Thanks to Yobbers, you've secured a fantastic job and now, all you need to do is find a great place to start your new adventure. From our own experience, we can tell you that Valencia is an ideal city if you're considering living and working abroad.

Valencia is a student city, and you'll likely encounter many international students.. There is an abundance of accommodations available, so you don't need to worry about finding a place when you start working in Valencia!

What to do in Valencia?🚀

Do you enjoy the occasional party? Well, then you're in the right place!! The Valencians sure know how to throw a party. 🎉 In spring, they celebrate 'las fallas,' a festival that lasts almost the entire month of March to welcome the arrival of spring. Each neighborhood in Valencia creates enormous puppets that are as tall as the buildings. At the end of the festival, these puppets are set on fire to symbolize the expulsion of the winter's negativity and make way for spring.

 

To celebrate summer, locals run into the sea together on the longest day of the year, June 21st, and there are numerous bonfires on the beach. Many Spanish families go picnicking on Sundays in the Turia Park. There, you can also make use of fitness equipment, playgrounds, soccer fields, a running track, and bike paths. The bike path is quite extensive, making it perfect for walking and cycling. Following the Turia park, you'll also pass by the famous 'Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias,' the modern “spacecraft-like” buildings for which Valencia is known for. 

 

Biking is very popular in Valencia, partly because the city is so flat. Furthermore, the sun shines in Valencia for over 300 days a year, making it ideal for a bike ride every now and then.

In Turia Park, food truck festivals are often held and adjacent to the park are the beautiful botanical gardens, which are definitely worth a visit. While Valencia may be a big city, the abundance of greenery makes you feel like you're not in a large city at all.

Valencia’s culinary delight 🌯

The Valencians are definitely food enthusiasts! Did you know that the origin of the famous paella is right here? Moreover, churros are also very popular! Try them in combination with the local drink 'Agua de Valencia,' a delicious alcoholic beverage with orange juice. After all, Valencia is home to countless orange trees! If you want to watch your budget while working in Valencia, consider visiting one of the 1,000 locations of the Montaditos chain you can find. Here, you can get delicious sandwiches, fries, other snacks, and much more at a very affordable price!

Fruit market where they sell the oranges from Valencia

Living in Valencia 🌆

If you're planning to live and work in Valencia, we recommend looking for accommodation in one of the following neighborhoods:

 

Algiros

Algiros is a vibrant neighborhood with a significant young population, primarily due to the presence of universities. It's also one of the most affordable areas to live in. In Algiros, you'll find numerous entertainment venues where you can enjoy the nightlife with friends, as well as many budget-friendly eateries tailored to student budgets.

 

El Carmen

El Carmen is a fantastic neighborhood situated in the historic center. This area is renowned for its stunning street art on buildings. If you live here, everything is within walking distance, including shops, vintage boutiques, cathedrals, the central market, and more. El Carmen is characterized by winding streets and alleys where you can leisurely explore and get lost. On every corner or in every alley, you'll find a restaurant where you can enjoy an affordable lunch.

 

Ruzafa

Ruzafa is a trendy neighborhood with trendy restaurants and cozy coffee houses. This area is known for its lively club scene and cocktail bars. The streets are wider, and the buildings have a more upscale appearance compared to the rest of Valencia.

 

Each of these neighborhoods offer a unique atmosphere and lifestyle, so depending on your personal preferences and budget, you can choose the neighborhood that best suits your needs for living and working in Valencia!

 

How to Find Accommodation in Valencia 🏡

From our own experience, we can tell you that the easiest way to find suitable housing is online. In this blog, you'll find more tips on finding accommodation in Valencia. Also, on this page, you can find discounts on accommodations! Additionally, these are handy websites for finding housing in Valencia:

 

These Facebook pages can also help you along the way:

Our colleague Jildou has also studied in Valencia for half a year and found her accommodation through Facebook groups in Valencia.

 

In Valencia, it's easy to find a room or apartment, as mentioned earlier. You don't need to worry about not finding the perfect place. Many rooms and apartments are rented and furnished. Prices usually range between €150 and €500. The average rent for a room in Valencia is around €250, while for a one-bedroom apartment, the average rent is around €450. So, you can confidently say that Valencia is relatively affordable to live in!

 

Are you excited to embark on the adventure? Fly towards the sunshine and begin your adventure of living and working in Valencia! Wishing you lots of fun!

Valencia at night

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