Apartments for Rent in Madrid
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.
Here are the best websites for finding apartments in Madrid:
http://www.segundamano.es (Segunda Mano can also be found in print)
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.
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
Well-lit/ lots of natural light
Disponible a partir de ___
Available starting in ______
Aire condicionado/ calefacción
Air conditioning/ heat