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How much does it cost to live in Cádiz?

Are you thinking about moving to Cádiz to take your Trinity CertTESOL course but you are not sure how much money to save or what your costs are likely to be? We have compiled a list of likely costs for five weeks in Cádiz to help you get an idea of budget and plan for your stay more effectively.  Doing the five-week Trinity CertTESOL means a three-day weekend to make the most of your time in the city.  It’s still an intensive course, but allows you a little more breathing space!

5-week budget:

 

Low-cost

Average

High

Accommodation

€250 – €400

€400 – €550

€550+

Food and drink

€150 – €250

€250 – €350

€350+

Leisure

€50 – €150

€150 – €250

€250+

Transport

€0 – €50

€50 – €150

€150+

Course*

€1400

€1400

€1400

Total

€1850 – €2250

€2250 – €2600

€2600+

 

*Course fee at Early Bird rate. Check our website and Facebook for any other special offers. You can check what is included in the course fee here.

Lower cost

Cádiz can be an incredibly cheap place to live and there is something to suit every budget.  As a popular destination for ERASMUS students, there are often rooms for rents in shared flats or, for a little more, you can find studio apartments in the historic pill-box watchtowers around the old city.

There are also plenty of supermarkets near the school so you can grab a salad or a snack to keep you going during the day. Or, if you prefer to eat out, there are lots of tapas restaurants and you can enjoy typical delights such as patatas aliñadas (potato salad) or cazón en adobo (marinated dogfish) for around €4 a dish. And at the end of a long day in the school, what could be better than enjoying a beer (€1,50) in one of the many squares around the city centre.

There are loads of free activities going on, such as free flamenco concerts in the square outside the Cathedral. You can also find live music events in a number of bars around the city, as well as a number of exhibitions running in any one of the city’s numerous museums and galleries.  And of course, who can talk about Cádiz without mentioning the annual Carnaval which runs throughout most of February – you can stroll the streets while you listen to various groups singing satirical songs about current affairs and marvel at the costumes of both the singers and the audience.

accommodation cadiz

Average cost          

Our accommodation is within walking distance of the school, as are most of the tourist attractions and the city beach.  If you want to get out of the old town, a bus ride is just 1,10€ up to the magnificent beaches of Cortadura and Santa María.

Cádiz has loads of options for eating out and, depending on your tastes, you can easily eat out well for about 15€ a head plus drinks.  The city is undergoing a gastronomic revolution with many restaurants offering cuisines from around the world: if you fancy an Indian curry, authentic Italian pizza, Asian fusion or a good old Spanish tapa, you can easily find it here.  There are also more options opening up every day for vegetarians or those with dietary requirements looking for gluten-free dishes.  

If you’re looking to splash out a little more in your free time, why not head up the promenade to one of the many chiringuitos (beach bars) where you can watch the sun set with a gin and tonic for around €7. If you don’t feel like walking back, there are taxi ranks around the city and a trip from the new town to the old town will cost around €5.

Higher cost

As a summer holiday destination for many madrileños and sevillanos, accommodation costs can rocket in the summer months which can make it tricky to find year-round lets.  However, you can expect to pay around 800€ for a two-bedroom flat in the new town for most of the year.

Giving yourself a larger bugdget will also mean you can get out of the city and take some trips to some of the wonderful neighbouring towns: go for a tour of a sherry bodega in Jerez (€15 + €8 train fare) or take the boat across the bay to El Puerto de Santa Maria or Rota (5€ return).

Salary

As a newly-qualified English teacher in Cádiz, you can expect to earn on average:

Private Class: €15 per hour

General English in an academy: €12 – €15 per hour

Depending on the number of hours you work per week (24 hours per week is normal) your salary can be anywhere between €1000 and €1400 per month. Do the math and you will see that English teachers in Cádiz are not big earners but if you budget wisely and make good decisions, you can live comfortably.

If you would like to obtain an internationally-recognized TEFL certificate in Cádiz, apply for the course here or get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions to help you start off in the best possible way.

 

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