The Best European Cities For UK Students - Madrid

TransferWise content team
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Based on the factors you selected, the city perfect for you is… MADRID Cost of Living Compared to other European cities the cost of living in Madrid is pretty low. Ranked 118th cheapest city in the world, it’s lighter on your wallet than every other city in our ranking. The cost of a cup of coffee in the city centre will set you back around €2, and the average pint €2.50 - cheaper than most university cities in the UK by a mile. Culture Madrid is said to be one of the art capitals of Europe, and for good reason. The proud Spanish royalty of centuries past collected priceless works of art, which are now displayed throughout the city. Along just one street, Paso del Prado, there are three internationally recognised galleries exhibiting everything from Goya to Picasso and Dali. Nightlife Pretty much everything happens later in Madrid. Lunch isn’t until 2.30pm, and dinner not before 9pm. You’ll never be short of a place to dance the night away in this city - just as long as your night doesn’t start before midnight. The city is well prepared for the army of till-dawn revellers that descend onto the streets well into the early hours, and churro stands line the streets waiting to feed hungry party goers. Food The tapas in Madrid is unmissable and more than affordable on a student budget. Atmospheric little bars, like El Tigre, are well known amongst the student population and for good reason. As long as you keep ordering drinks, these cosy little bars will give you free, good tapas - all the more reason to check it out!

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