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Old June 21, 2016, 02:21 PM
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I have one question: why Madrid? If you have a reason then that's fine, but if you've just chosen it by default because it's the capital, you might want to reconsider. My opinion (others may chip in to agree or disagree) is that of all the cities in Spain, Madrid is the one where it's easiest to coast with English. If you go to anywhere in the "provinces", I think you'll find that people are less likely speak to you in English rather than Spanish. If you go somewhere with a co-official language then you'll see a lot less public signage in Spanish and English, because it will be in Spanish and Catalan / Valenciano / Basque / Gallego (delete as appropriate). And also, since you mention financial constraints, the capital is the most expensive place to live.
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