Hi All, I'm currently teaching in Brazil in an international school, where I earn a comfortable salary (more than I did in London) and have my accommodation provided. However, I'm leaving the school this year and considering returning to Europe. I have been offered a position in Madrid but the salary seems incredibly low - no housing of course (normal in Europe), but also no relocation allowance. There is health cover and free school lunch but that seems to be about it. The amount I have been offered it 27,929 euros gross. I've asked the school if there is any pay scale and apparently there isn't; teachers are all on this flat salary and it does not change. It seems the head teacher has been negotiating on this matter since he began at the school but the owners aren't budging currently, and there is no guarantee of any changes. I have asked if there is any room for manoeuvre on this salary, as I believe I would really like to live in Madrid, and the department seems very nice, as does the school generally - except for the pay! The head has said he will speak to the board, but I'm not expecting much. Can anyone give me any information about their own experience of teaching and living in Madrid, with salary. I'm open to sharing accommodation, but this is a huge cut in my pay and I just don't know if it'll work for me. It's not even that I'm planning on saving particularly, but I like to travel in the holidays, and go out and socialise without worrying about finances! Thanks in advance - any info would be greatly appreciated!