The Spanish Expat’s Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving
Dec05

The Spanish Expat’s Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving

We’ve been there, too – you want to deck the halls back home with cool Spanish gifts, but budget, customs and the fact that shopping in Spain before Christmas is a nightmare, has really gotten to you. In the mad dash before the holidays in Spain, we often find ourselves scrambling for gift ideas, but fret no more. COMO Consulting presents the Twelve Gifts of Christmas … for the Expat Who Appreciates a Bit of...

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10+ Must-have Apps for Learning Spanish: Popular Spanish language learning apps for your phone or tablet
Nov18

10+ Must-have Apps for Learning Spanish: Popular Spanish language learning apps for your phone or tablet

Rather than mindlessly tapping through Instagram on your morning commute or flicking through Facebook while in line at the bank, consider converting your downtime into valuable language learning moments by downloading a few new language learning apps to your smartphone. You can learn Spanish free on your phone with just a few minutes a day, or take it to the next level with paid language learning apps. While we learned Spanish over...

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The Cost of Living in Seville
Jul14

The Cost of Living in Seville

Deciding to move to Spain is easy; but figuring out how you’ll afford it is a totally different issue. That’s why we’ve devised a short questionnaire to get to the bottom of exactly how different expats around the country see the Cost of Living in Spain. COMO Consulting’s twenty-question survey aims at giving you an idea of what it will cost to live in different cities and towns around Spain, including...

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How to Apply For Unemployment as a Foreigner in Spain
Jul02

How to Apply For Unemployment as a Foreigner in Spain

The prestación por desempleo de nivel contributivo, commonly known as paro, is a social service that seeks to protect workers who have lost their jobs or have seen a sharp reduction in their work hours. Every worker who pays into the social security system contributes to this fund through their paycheck, at a rate that is usually less than 2%. Everything related to the work world is regulated through the SEPE – el Servicio...

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A Look at Life in Spain: #MySpainLife Winners
Jun25

A Look at Life in Spain: #MySpainLife Winners

There’s no denying that Spain is a picturesque country, from the shiny azulejo tiles in Andalucía to the stark plains of La Mancha, and the snow capped Pyrenees mountains, there is beauty in ever corner of the Peninsula. But what happens when your life in Spain is more than just what you see in a guide book? COMO set out to find what sorts of things make your Spain Life tick. Is it the red tape? Solomillo al whisky at your...

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