answer to differences between Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona
I have been living in Bilbao for half a year for study purposes. I am now living in Madrid so I think I can give you some answers to your questions.
Given that Bilbao is not as large as Barcelona or Madrid, it is quite an expensive European city, the low end of housing and living costs lie at respectively €200 and €300 per month, depending on your own preferences, these costs can go up to around €600 and €500.
As I have only studied in the city, I can hardly inform you on the translation and interpretation rates, perhaps it gives you an idea that Bilbao is fairly smaller than Barcelona and Madrid. The overall unemployment levels in Spain are quite high though.
Furthermore, I have greatly enjoyed my time there; it is a modern and vibrant city, quite compact with excellent transportation services. The countryside is astounding, including the ocean shoreline, which I quite miss out here in Madrid.
I hope to have been of some help to you, have a great stay in Spain!
Anonymous 07 mar 2005, 12:06 - Denunciar