The ports of A Coruña and Ferrol are located in the main international shipping routes between Europe, America and Asia. They specialize in loading and unloading bulk items, fishery products, and miscellaneous general merchandise, in addition to their regular feeder lines and cruising activity. It should be noted that they are among the leading ports in Spain in downloads of both fresh and frozen fish.
A Coruña has an international community airport. Nearby are those of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. Currently the three Galician airports have several daily flights to major Spanish cities, as well as various direct international connections.
Road and rail network
The area has a modern road network which articulates the community internally and connects it to the rest of the country.
Today the railway interconnects the main Galician cities and connects Galicia with the rest of Spain and Portugal.
Rental prices in Galicia are 23% lower than the national average, according to 2016 data from one of the leading real estate portals.
Specifically, the average price of housing for rent in A Coruña is around 620€ a month, while in Ferrol it goes down to approximately 360€, although this prices go down if we don’t take into account vacation rentals or if we expand our search beyond the main population centers.
Cost of living
Taking into account factors such as the cost of food, housing or living standards, a list by MoveHub gives Spain 65.70 points, taking New York (100) as a general indicator. This indicator puts the cost of living in Spain well below the average in Western Europe.
- A Coruña has a growth rate of 5.48%
- The sector that generates more added value is the textile, clothing and fashion production system, a fact linked directly to the presence of the Inditex group
- The region of A Coruña generated 44.96% of Galicia’s total GVA
- The sectors with the largest increases in gross value added are engineering services, production of alcoholic drinks except wine and specialized design
- Continued growth rates since 2008
Source: ARDÁN 2016
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Galicia is strongly committed to the future through research, development and the innovation of its companies. We have a number of sectorial technological centers that give companies technical support to improve their processes and products and to ensure quality and excellence standards that can compete with a guarantee of success in the most demanding markets in the world.