Madrid, as the third largest city in the EU, is the capital of Spain. This city is known as a political, economic and cultural center of the country. As one of the world's major global cities, Madrid is famous for a big amount of international companies that are headquartered there. Furthermore, this city is the most visited in the country (near 6 million tourists every year). There are more than 3 million inhabitants in Madrid. The main language is Spanish, but Catalan, Galician and Basque are also spoken. There is one interesting fact that Madrid is the sunniest city in the EU.
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Spanish healthcare system is considered as one of the best in the world. There are two types of the healthcare system: public and private. If you use the public one, you have to register for healthcare with the Spanish social security office. For registering you have to have next documents: Certificate of Residence in Spain, Certificate as a Local Resident, passport, S1 form. Furthermore, you can be asked for more documents. Public system provides free basic healthcare. However, in Madrid a lot of inhabitants prefer private healthcare because it is easier to see the doctor.
It is suitable that almost all doctors in Madrid can speak English. In Spain, you have to have a referral from a doctor, before visiting a hospital. Only in an emergency, people can go straight to a hospital.
Moreover, medications are provided by Spanish pharmacies and residents are required to pay a percentage of the cost of their prescription medication, because Spain uses a co-payment system (a percentage depends on your age and health).
There are 4 types of Higher Education Institutions in Spain: university schools (with short courses), university colleges (first three years of study), faculties (long courses in all academic disciplines), higher technical schools of engineering and architecture (long-term technical courses). Currently, Spain offers official and nonofficial degrees. Official degrees meet the requirement of the European Higher Education Area. So there are three official degrees: Bachelor's, Master's and PhD. Moreover, fees at public universities are: for a Bachelor’s degree EUR 700-3,700 per year, for a Master’s or Doctorate EUR 17-65 per credit. In private universities fees are higher and can vary from EUR 5,000 to EUE 15,000. Here's the link where you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Madrid.
Madrid, as a city with a Mediterranean climate, is considered as a place cold winters and hot summers. The average temperature in summer is 32°C (90 °F) and in winter 10°C (50 °F). Furthermore, there are some rainy days in Madrid only in spring and autumn.
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Madrid, as a safe city, has a safety level of 71% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 59% according to Numbeo. According to Moving2Madrid this city is considered as the 2d safest capital in the EU. And about crime, Madrid is safe for residents.
Madrid, as a major financial center of Southern Europe, is a very attractive place for business (on the 7th place in Europe). Today, the economy of Madrid is based on the service sector. This city is an important center for automotive, electric, electronic and other industries. A lot of big companies are headquartered here. So Madrid can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.
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