Getting a driver’s license is a necessity for many people, especially those who live in cities where public transportation is not well connected. But this is not a cheap method; according to OCU, the average price is between 665 and 1,482 euros.
As reported by Onda Cero, so that citizens can face this cost, many communities have helped. They range from €100 to €3,000, depending on the area and type of license.
In Cantabria, they offer an aid of 200 euros for people who have already obtained their driving license at any of the community driving schools. The only two requirements are being between 16 and 30 years old and not exceeding the minimum interprofessional salary.
Galicia also has this assistance, although the amount varies depending on the type of card. Those who get type B will receive 400 euros, those with type C will receive 650 euros, and those with type D will receive 1,300 euros. The requirement is to register in Galicia and be between 18 and 29 years old.
Castilla y León has an assistance program intended only for women between 18 and 60 years old who are registered in the community and have a family income below the threshold set by the Board. The amount is up to 750 euros for type B, up to 1,500 euros for types C and D, and up to 400 euros for type B for taxis or VTC.
In the Community of Madrid, they offer assistance to professional drivers, that is, those who obtain licenses of types C, D, and C + E. These are bonuses of 600 euros that can be requested by all people who are employed or unemployed in the community.
And La Rioja does not offer aid but offers interest-free loans for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 who are registered in the community. The amount is 2,000 or 3,000 euros, depending on the type of card, and can be returned for up to 36 months.