Your Guide To Moving To Spain

Our international moving experts have been helping people move to Spain for over 3 decades. Here’s everything you need to know.

About Spain

Spain is one of our most requested countries for people & families moving overseas. Its warm climate, affordability, culture, history and beaches being among the many reasons for movers looking to live abroad.


Some of the larger cities include Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and the capital city of Madrid.




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Living In Spain

Renting in Spain will be different than most places you’ll be moving from as you’ll find the word “unfurnished” to be more like “stripped-down” for rentals, especially in major cities. In addition to no furniture (as unfurnished implies in most countries), you’ll also have no light fixtures, stove/oven, refrigerator or dishwasher. Quite literally a gutted living space.


If you do happen to find an apartment with these “extras”, you may be asked to reimburse the previous tenant; be prepared to negotiate.

Healthcare In Spain

Like many other countries in Europe, Spain is regularly among the world’s best at providing healthcare for its citizens. Universal healthcare is guaranteed for legal citizens meaning it’s free & public.


Spain also is equipped with plenty of doctors, at around 4 per 1,000 people.

Education In Spain

Education is free and must be attended from age 6 to 16. As for college and above, unlike many other EU countries, college is not offered freely but it is more affordable than the US and other countries that also don’t offer college freely.

Working In Spain

Though unemployment is quite high in Spain compared to the rest of the EU, the unemployment rate is dropping meaning there could be less opportunities moving forward. This shouldn’t be discouraging though, as there are still several industries/sectors that are eagerly recruiting.


For English speakers especially, working in the tourists areas would be a great place to start or look for large, international companies. Otherwise, start practicing your Spanish immediately if you’re looking to work in Spain elsewhere.

Moving Your Household Goods To Spain

Shipping Transit Options

By Air

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Better for smaller shipments, air freight can be costly depending on how much you plan to move, but will take less time in transit to get to the Spain. Great for a small box or two.

By Sea

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Perfect for larger shipments. Plan ahead though as you should expect a longer transit for your goods to make it over the sea & through customs. Most popular choice for moving to the Spain.

Packing Options

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Gives you more time to attend to other moving tasks. Better insurance and more experienced packing, but comes at a high cost.

Self Packing DIY

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Take your time packing your valuables. Know that your household goods are packed safely as you do it yourself. A huge money saver for many moving to the Spain.

Shipment Size Options (For Self Packing)


As one of the world’s leading international moving companies, we provide some of the most popular DIY international shipping options, worldwide.

50 – 80 Cubic Feet

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50 – 80 Cubic Foot Per Pallet


Perfect if you have several small boxes or small furniture. You may provide your own pallet or have us send you one. Discounts on multiple pallet bookings.

50 Cubic Feet

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50 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate


Perfect if you have several small boxes or small furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Discounts on multiple U-CRATE bookings.

100 Cubic Feet

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100 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate


Perfect if you have several small-medium sized boxes or small-medium sized furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Discounts on multiple U-CRATE bookings.

200 Cubic Feet

U-CRATE 200 Moving and Shipping Crate



200 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate


Excellent choice for several medium-large size boxes and taller furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Terminal to door service.

1,000 – 2,000 Cubic Feet


1,000 Cubic Feet (20FT Container)
2,000 Cubic Feet (40FT Container)


A must for large moves, self-load shipping containers offer the most space for your household goods.

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