Living in Málaga, Spain:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Málaga, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Málaga what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Malaga is a lovely city where tradition and innovation seem to happily coexist. Locals are friendly and welcoming but only if they perceive respect from your side. There’s plenty to do: from history, to art to simple fun. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is quite relaxed. Bureaucracy is not its forte but things work quite decently.

Whilst Malaga’s beaches are picturesque (when not overrun with tourists), those moving here ought to be aware that the salaries on offer are the lowest in the country. Due to the reduced cost of living, companies often pay their employees what would be considered less than a living wage – at times even the minimum wage – in the UK. English teachers in particular are often paid under the table.

The main language spoken in Malaga is Spanish. However, the area is home to many expats coming from the UK, Germany and the Scandinavian countries in the main. In summer time temperatures can average in the low 30s Celsius. Malaga is on the south coast of Spain and is served by Malaga airport. This airport is the gateway to the Costa del Sol and sees many thousands of tourists each summer as they flock to the very popular holiday resorts along the south coast.

Malaga is a marvellous city which is surrounded by beaches and has beautiful architecture. It is in the South of Spain and has fantastic weather year-round, as well as being the hometown of Pablo Picasso. Colours are predominant in this little vibrant city and various main events happen throughout the year, including: la feria de Málaga and la Semana Santa.

Malaga is a port city located on the south coast of Spain. An infinite number of tourists visit the city every year to live the Mediterranean dream at least for a couple of weeks. Malag is famous for its picturesque scenery, tasty cuisine and rich history. Moreover, it is situated near the most beautiful spots of the Spanish Costa del Sol, which makes it a perfect location for those, who would like to explore the coastline.

Lauren, says: 2020

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