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Living and working in Malaga

10 November, 2023 by Photo from Lisa Lisa  ◦  4 minutes reading time
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If you’re an art enthusiast, you’ve probably already heard all about Malaga. It's the birthplace of the world-famous painter, Pablo Picasso, and has been home to many other celebrated artists. Soak in the beauty of the art, enjoy the stunning sandy beaches, or unwind on the terraces while tasting delicious Frita Malagueña and exquisite fino! Sounds good, doesn't it? If the idea of living and working in Malaga is like music to your ears, then read on to discover all the fascinating details about this vibrant city!

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Malaga is the second largest and one of the most significant cities in Spain, situated in the southern part of the country. The city is located in the beautiful Andalusia region, known for its mild climate. In the summer, you can bask in the warmth of the Spanish sun, and in the winter, you can glide down the slopes in a winter wonderland. How cool is that?! It's the perfect location to live and work in Spain. 


When you start living and working in Malaga, you'll quickly discover that the Malagueños (residents) of this beautiful city are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is always delightful! Malaga is even known as one of the world's most smiling cities. Say cheese! 😄 The city, of course, is famous for the exceptionally beautiful artworks of Pablo Picasso. You can visit his birthplace or embark on an adventure at the Picasso Museum. Fun, right?


If you're in the mood for a sporting activity, there's plenty to do as well. For instance, climb the Malaga mountain and explore the centuries-old Moorish fortifications. It's a steep climb, but the breathtaking view over the entire horizon of this enchanting city makes it worthwhile! After this adventure, it's time to pamper yourself. Lounge on the beach after your day at work or treat yourself to a nice massage. Can you picture yourself living in Malaga already? 🏖

Life in Malaga 

One significant advantage of living and working in Malaga is the weather. In Malaga, you can enjoy a whopping 2,905 hours of Spanish sun per year. So, you won't be lacking in vitamin D! In the evenings, Malagueños enjoy heading out into the city; think of charming bars, cafes, and terraces. This is the place to meet new people! Enjoy delicious tapas and tinto de verano while you get a glimpse into the life of a true Malagueño. As the sun rises in the morning, the day begins brightly. Start your day right with a good cup of coffee and a pitufo (a small sandwich) at Plaza de la Merced.


Living in Malaga

Malaga is becoming increasingly popular, not only among tourists but also among foreigners who wish to live there. The city has its own charm and attracts many foreign residents. There are several lovely neighborhoods, such as the Soho district, Pedregalejo, and El Palo, where you can find numerous trendy bars and cafes! The historic city center is known for being mainly car-free, but everything is easily accessible via public transportation. Trains, buses, subways, and taxis are ready to take you anywhere you need to go. This is very convenient, especially if you live a bit farther away from all the activities. If you prefer the Dutch habit of cycling, that's also an option! 🚴‍♀️ You can rent bicycles throughout the city. 


💡Fun fact: The cost of living in Malaga is quite affordable, so you can engage in all the fun activities you had in mind! 


The average costs of living and working in Malaga typically range from 150 EUR to 600 EUR. This, of course, depends on the neighborhood you'd like to live in and whether you plan to have shared accommodation. If you want to know more about finding an accommodation abroad, check out this page. You can find discounts on accommodations through us! Reliable websites that can assist you in finding your own place include:

Working in Malaga 

Malaga is a large, vibrant, and lively city, and this is evident in the diverse range of jobs available when you work abroad! Many international companies establish themselves in Malaga due to the pleasant working atmosphere and excellent infrastructure. The friendly Spanish culture often creates a relaxed ambiance in the workplace. Sounds great, doesn't it?! On the job, you'll likely notice that personal interactions are important to the Spaniards, and they want you to feel comfortable. You can spend lunch with your new colleagues, enjoying a delicious serving of churros in the cozy city park. 


💡 Tip: Don't forget that you'll need an NIE number to work in Spain!


Can you already picture yourself savoring Spanish paella and a delightful sangria? Vamos a Malaga! Take a look at all our job vacancies now!

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