Apartments for Rent in Madrid

apartment building

If you're renting long term, the bare minimum for a very small bedroom in a shared apartment in the center would be about €250/ month. The average price is €275-€400, but prices are rising at an alarming rate. It’s difficult to find a studio or one bedroom for under €450.

In the majority of cases, you will have to leave a deposit equaling 1 or 2 months rent, or more. It's also common to have to sign a year-long contract, and more and more landlords ask for a "nómina" and/or "aval," which are different types of guarantees from the bank or your workplace.

living room

Here are the best websites for finding apartments in Madrid:

http://www.segundamano.es (Segunda Mano can also be found in print)
http://madrid.loquo.com
http://www.idealista.com

If you don’t already speak Spanish, you’re sure to encounter some words and expressions that you’re not familiar with while looking for a Madrid apartment. Here are some essentials to help you sort it all out.

ESPAÑOL

ENGLISH

Inmobiliaria

Real Estate

Piso

Apartment/flat

Fianza

Deposit

Habitación

Room

En alquiler

For rent

En venta

For sale

Piso compartido

Shared apartment/flat

Reformado

Renovated

Amueblado

Furnished

Habitación interior/exterior

In Spain, most buildings are built around a central courtyard, so a room that’s “interior” faces inward, a an “exterior” room faces the street and usually has more light

Luminoso

Well-lit/ lots of natural light

Salón

Living room

Cocina (equipada)

(Equipped) Kitchen

Disponible a partir de ___

Available starting in ______

Lavadora

Washing machine

Lavavajillas

Dishwasher

Baño (individual/completo)

(individual/full) Bathroom

Aire condicionado/ calefacción

Air conditioning/ heat