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Other useful information


Other useful information

The climate in Catalonia varies depending on the terrain. The coastal area has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers. Further inland, the climate is more continental, with cold winters and very hot summers. Snowy winters and mild temperatures in summer are features of the climate high in the mountains to the north.

In Vic summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -3°C (25°F) to 30°C (86°F) and is rarely below -6°C (20°F) or above 33°C (93°F).


Autumn (September, October and November)

The weather can be pleasant and sunny during this time but it becomes cooler in November. Medium-weight clothing including a raincoat and/or a jacket should keep you comfortable.

Winter (December, January, February)

These months are cooler so you can wear your heavy weight denims during this time. We also recommend bringing some warmer clothes and a jacket. It does not rain too much, however, there are rainy days particularly during these months and the month of April. It is worth bringing a light-weight waterproof jacket, an umbrella, a woolen or down coat, hat or cap, gloves, and warm waterproof boots are essential.

Spring (March, April, May,)

It begins to get warmer but there are still cooler days, especially in March. You should be prepared for both warm/sunny days but also cooler weather with occasional rain.

Summer (June, July, August)

In the summer, lightweight clothing is recommended but should include light or cotton sweaters and trousers for the evenings.


Most shops in Vic open from Tuesday to Saturday 9am-1pm /4-8.30pm, and most of them close on Sundays and Mondays.


Most supermarkets are open from Monday to Saturday 9am-9pm.

In Spain the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

You can use your electric appliances in Spain, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a voltage converter in Spain. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.

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The average monthly cost of living is approximately €550.

This can be broken down as follows:

  • Accommodation: €150 - €250 (per room) / €600 - €800 (per flat) / €390 - €800 (Halls of Residence)
  • Food and drink: €160 - €240
  • Insurance: depending on your home country and length of stay, €125 - €520
  • Other: €100

In order to prevent the contraction of any kind of illness the World Health Organization recommends –or compels, depending on the case- to get your vaccines done before traveling internationally. Catalonian vaccination centers supply an individualized care regarding the shots one must take depending on the country, time of the year, type and duration of the trip.

You can find more information in the following link: International Vaccination Gencat

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