Living and Working in Spain: A Survival Handbook

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Fully updated and revised 4th edition and the only book about living and working in Spain that is updated annually. Essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in Spain and the most up-to-date source of practical information available about everyday life. It's guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the Spanish way of life, and, most importantly, will save you time trouble and money! The best-selling and most comprehensive book about living and working in Spain since it was first published in 1995, ...

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Overview

Fully updated and revised 4th edition and the only book about living and working in Spain that is updated annually. Essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in Spain and the most up-to-date source of practical information available about everyday life. It's guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the Spanish way of life, and, most importantly, will save you time trouble and money! The best-selling and most comprehensive book about living and working in Spain since it was first published in 1995, containing up to three times as much information as similar books!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781901130621
  • Publisher: Survival Books, Ltd
  • Publication date: 5/27/2003
  • Series: Living and Working Guides
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 532
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents


Finding a Job     21
Economy     22
Spain & the European Union     25
Qualifications     26
Government Employment Service     27
Recruitment Agencies     29
Seasonal Jobs     30
Teaching & Translating     32
Temporary & Casual Work     34
Voluntary Work     35
Job Hunting     36
Salary     39
Self-employment     40
Starting a Business     42
Trainees & Work Experience     49
Au Pairs     50
Illegal Working     52
Language     53
Employment Conditions     57
Employment Contracts     59
Salary & Benefits     60
Working Hours     63
Holidays & Leave     64
Insurance     67
Retirement & Pensions     68
Education & Training     69
Union Membership     69
Other Conditions     70
Permits & Visas     75
Visitors     77
Visas     78
Residence Permits     80
Work Permits     84
Arrival     89
Immigration     90
Customs     91
Embassy Registration     93
Finding Help     94
Checklists     94
Accomodation     99
Temporary Accommodation     101
Relocation Consultants     101
Buying Property     102
Rented Accommodation     103
Home Security     109
Moving House     111
Electricity     113
Gas     119
Heating & Air-conditioning     120
Waste Disposal     123
Water     123
Postal Services     131
General Information     133
Letter Post     137
Parcel Post     137
Registered & Recorded Post     138
Post Collection     139
Money Matters     140
Telephone     143
Emergency Numbers     144
Service Numbers     145
Installation & Registration     146
Using the Telephone     148
Charges     154
Bills     155
Directories     156
Public Telephones     158
Mobile Telephones     160
Fax & Telegrams     161
Internet     162
Television     167
Television     168
Radio     175
Education     179
State or Private School?     181
State Schools     183
Private Schools     189
The Baccalaureate     193
Vocational Training     193
Higher Education     194
Learning Spanish     198
Public Transport     203
Trains     204
Underground Railways     212
Buses & Trams     214
Taxis     217
Ferries & Cruise Ships     218
Airline Services     221
Motorings     231
Car Insurance     233
Driving Licences     237
Importing a Car     240
Buying a Car     243
Selling a Car     245
Registration     247
Technical Inspection     248
Roads     249
Road Tax     254
Rules of the Road     255
Speed Limits     259
Parking     260
Road Maps      263
Spanish Drivers     263
Traffic Police     265
Motorcycles     267
Accidents     269
Drinking & Driving     270
Pedestrians     271
Car Crime     272
Fuel     273
Servicing & Repairs     273
Breakdown Insurance     274
Motoring Organisations     275
Car Hire     275
Health     279
Emergencies     282
Social Security Health Benefits     283
Doctors     285
Drugs & Medicines     287
Hospitals & Clinics     288
Dentists     291
Opticians     291
Counselling & Social Services     292
Sexually-transmitted Diseases     293
Births & Deaths     294
Medical Treatment Abroad     295
Insurance     299
Insurance Companies & Agents     300
Insurance Contracts     301
Social Security     302
Supplementary Pensions     309
Health Insurance     310
Dental Insurance     314
Household Insurance     314
Third Party Liability Insurance     318
Holiday & Travel Insurance     318
Finance     323
Foreigner's Identification Number     325
Spanish Currency?     325
Importing & Exporting Money     326
Banks     331
Investments     339
Credit & Charge Cards     340
Loan & Overtdrafts     341
Mortgages     342
Taxation     344
Value Added Tax     347
Income Tax     349
Wealth Tax     363
Property Tax     365
Capital Gains Tax     368
Inheritance & Gift Tax     371
Wills     375
Cost of Living     377
Leisure     381
Accommodation     383
Bars & Cafes     393
Bullfighting     398
Cinemas     400
Festivals & Fiestas     401
Flamenco     402
Gambling     403
Libraries     404
Meals     405
Museums & Galleries     406
Music     408
Nightlife     410
Restaurants     410
Social Clubs     414
Theatre, Opera & Ballet     415
Tourist Offices     415
Sports     419
Aerial Sports     420
Cycling     421
Fishing     422
Football     423
Golf     425
Hiking     427
Hunting     429
Mountaineering & Rock-climbing     430
Racket Sports     431
Skiing     432
Swimming     434
Watersports     436
Other Sports & Activities     438
Shopping     443
Shopping Hours     445
Food     446
Alcohol     450
Clothes     455
Furniture & Furnishings     456
Household Goods     457
Newspapers, Magazines & Books     458
Markets     460
Supermarkets & Hypermarkets     461
Department & Chain Stores     464
Tobacconists'     464
Shopping Abroad     465
Duty-free Allowances     466
Internet Shopping     468
Receipts     469
Consumer Protection     469
Odds & Ends      473
Business Hours     474
Citizenship     474
Climate     475
Crime     478
Geography     481
Government     482
Legal System     486
Marriage & Divorce     490
Military Matters     492
Pets     492
Police     496
Population     497
Religion     498
Social Customs     499
The Spanish Royal Family     500
Time Difference     501
Tipping     502
Toilets     502
The Spanish     505
Moving or Leaving Spain     511
Moving House     512
Leaving Spain     513
Appendices     517
Further Information     518
Further Reading     525
Useful Websites     533
Weights & Measures     538
Map     542
Index     545
Order Forms     557
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