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Barcelona, a place to enjoy the things that you can't in your country.
Embark on a new adventure that will take you places you never imagined. Gorgeous beaches by the sea, sunny weather 365 days of the year, and plenty of cultural activities to partake in. It’s a work and travel experience like no other and it’s waiting for you!
What you can’t miss in Barcelona👀
Stroll through Plaça de Catalunya, which connects some of the most famous sites in the city like Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gràcia.
Have a beer or two and some tapas on the Barceloneta beach and soak up the sun, even in the winter!
Enjoy panoramic views of the city and ocean at the Park Güell, a World Heritage Site. It’s even where Cheetah Girls 2 was filmed in 2006.
Visit Gaudi's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, discover its history and witness a feat of gothic architecture.
Barcelona hotspots 🔥
There’s always something to do in this city. Visit these iconic spots and enjoy the incredible energy that Barcelona has to offer:
Live an exciting day at the Tibidabo amusement park, an emblematic spot that brings international travelers and locals together for some fun.
Check out the biggest stadium in Europe, the Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona. Whether you go to a game or just the museum, it’s a true spectacle.
Take a walk down Passeig de Gràcia, the city’s most luxurious avenue and if you’re hungry, there’s plenty of cozy spots to grab a bite.
Listen to the sounds of music at Montjuïc and watch the stunning light show of the Magic Fountain at night.
Download your ultimate live and work guide for Barcelona
Discover the secret tips and tricks to experience this adventure like a local.
Work in Barcelona
You can’t go wrong with waking up in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Get breakfast at a trendy brunch spot and get charged up for a productive day!
For lunch, head to one of the many terraces in Barcelona with your coworkers and have some amazing seafood. You can even head to the Ciutadella Park to disconnect and have a picnic with friends.
After a day of hard work, head where the locals go and recharge:
Have some coffee and delicious treats at Sabio Infante, a laid-back café in the Gracia neighborhood.
Relax and have some wine at the chic Bonavida Cocktail Bar where you can enjoy the views from the terrace.
Check out the Glòries shopping mall for restaurants, supermarkets or even get some popcorn and watch a movie.
For a quick meal, Wok to Walk is the perfect choice: fast food but make it actually fresh and healthy.
Stroll around Plaza Europa after a work convention, get some drinks and if you really want to disconnect from work, try an escape room or two!
Working in Barcelona is the chance of a lifetime. Not only will it let you take your professional career to the next level in an innovation hub but you’ll also have the time of your life!
Going abroad has more advantages than you might think:
Learn a new language.
Step out of your comfort zone.
Improve your CV.
Grow your network.
Gain valuable work experience.
Make lifelong firendships
Find your passion & what kind of work brings you happiness
Show that you can take initiative.
Innovative companies can’t wait for you to join their teams in Barcelona.
One of these organizations could be your next employer!
Living in Barcelona
A well-connected city full of people from all around the world. Once you visit, you’re not going to want to leave. Barcelona isn’t the biggest city but it’s vibrant and full of life. It has a laid-back vibe but is still fun and exciting!
Barcelona has something for everyone. Want to go on a hike? There’s mountains and trails. Want to go surfing? There’s plenty of beaches. Shopping, restaurants, football, concerts, and much more can all be found in this incredible metropolis.
Basically, living in Barcelona feels like a never-ending vacation plus it has great public transport!
Cost of living 💸
Live in a city that has a lower cost of living than most countries in Central Europe! Also, since Barcelona has great weather for most of the year, you’ll rarely have to use a heater. That means using less energy and spending less money.

This lets you focus on things that make you happy like traveling, music festivals, or getting delicious food with friends. The numbers don’t lie, Barcelona is the place to be!
🚲Amsterdam
Barcelona
🍸Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
20.00 €
14.00 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
5.93 €
3.00 €
Cappuccino (regular)
3.46 €
2.26 €
🚍Transport
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
100.00 €
40.00 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
5.00 €
3.00 €
Gasoline (1 liter)
2.14 €
1.94 €
🥑Markets
Apples (1kg)
2.37 €
1.94 €
Potato (1kg)
1.69 €
1.33 €
Rice (white), (1kg)
1.90 €
1.28 €
🏋🏽‍♀️Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
42.96 €
43.93 €
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
27.72 €
22.52 €
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
13.00 €
9.00 €
🏠Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
1,710.07 €
1,027.68 €
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
1,464.05 €
800.96 €
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
2,864.67 €
1,683.09 €
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
2,086.47 €
1,301.15 €
👩🏽‍💻Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
247.67 €
159.38 €
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
0.11 €
0.22 €
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
47.45 €
38.20 €
Relocation package✈️
Moving to a new country can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our relocation package.
Wondering how to get your legal papers? We’ll help you through each step. Don’t know how to find a flat in Barcelona? We’ve already got one waiting for you! All services included. We’ll even pick you up from the airport. The only thing you have to do is enjoy the experience.
The City Job Offers relocation package has already helped plenty of top international talents just like you make the move to this coastal city.
Adapting to a new city might seem hard to some but having people who have lived the same experience can make it so much easier, here are a few Facebook groups that might be helpful:
Barcelona Expats
Deutsche in Barcelona
Les Français et Francophones de Barcelone
Barcelona Expat Free Activities
Trendiest neighborhoods🏡
Eixample: If you’re looking for beautiful architecture, great vibes, and cool restaurants, this is the neighborhood for you. Eixample is known as Barcelona’s trendiest district. You can find art galleries, cafes, and even visit some skate spots like Plaza Universitat. You’ll even find some of the most important pieces by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí like the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera.
Gràcia: For a more cozy atmosphere, head to Gràcia. Stroll through the narrow streets and discover unique stores. You might even find a cat cafe where you can have some treats alongside some fluffy friends. This neighborhood is also known for its plazas being full of people having a great time.
Gothic Quarter: The historic center of Barcelona is full of amazing architecture, artisanal shops, historical sites, and labyrinth streets. Walk down the cobblestone paths and explore this 2000 year old neighborhood. You’re bound to find plenty of ice cream shops, vintage clothing stores, bookstores, and welcoming bars.
What else do you need to know about Barcelona? 🤔
Beach season even in winter
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Imagine being able to go to the beach even in November! Surfing, picnics and movie festivals on the beach all year long. Not too bad right?

You can sit on the beach, take a nap and disconnect from it all. Plus, since Barcelona is one of the most inexpensive cities in Europe, you'll be able to enjoy a couple cocktails without breaking the bank!
One of the best Spanish cities for food
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The Barcelona cuisine is an exciting mix of the traditional Spanish and Catalan plates like paella, salted cod, and botifarra but due to the fact that the city is a melting pot of cultures, you can eat foods from all over the world.
You can find plenty of sushi and ramen restaurants or even authentic Argentine empanada shops. There’s no shortage of international cuisine and basically, you’ll probably never run out of restaurants to try!
Home to one of the biggest football clubs in the world
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The passion for football runs deep in Barcelona. With FC Barcelona being one of the most successful football clubs in Europe and the rise of the Barça Women’s team, even those who aren’t big fans of the sport still enjoy going to the games at the incredible Camp Nou stadium.
The game day experience is a thrilling one: having cervezas and popcorn with friends while watching some of the best players in the world.
The fame of the club and the fact that it has had big connections to Dutch and German players throughout its history, brings people from all around the world together to watch the matches. If you’re lucky enough, you might even find yourself celebrating a trophy at the famous Canaletas Fountain on Las Ramblas.
10 Spanish phrases that will make your life easier 🤩
1. Good morning: Buenos días.
2. Good afternoon: Buenas tardes.
3. My name is …: Mi nombre es …
4. I’m from Germany: Soy de Alemania.
5. I’d like a pizza please: Una pizza por favor.
6. Thank you: Gracias.
7. Do you speak English?: Hablas inglés?
8. How much does it cost?: Cuánto cuesta?
9. See you soon!: Hasta pronto!
10. Where’s the bathroom?: Dónde está el baño?
Need more information?🔎
If you’re not ready or don’t know what to expect, don’t worry! We’re here to help.
Our blog has all the information you need to feel comfortable about taking the leap and traveling abroad.