There is a scene in the 2003 movie "Under The Tuscan Sun" that I now can identify as the moment...Read more
Spain is one of the cultural centers of Europe, a place where the people celebrate life, dance the flamenco, and enjoy wine and tapas. This birthplace of such great artists as Picasso and Salvador Dali, rich with history and fantastic old architecture mixed in with the modern new, is not quite as expensive as you may have thought. In some areas, it’s very affordable.
Spain is so diversified…there’s a place for every type of expat from a single retiree to a couple with children.
The key to a happy life in Spain is finding the area that suits you. If you’re a culture vulture, you may appreciate Barcelona, Seville, or Madrid. If it’s sun, sand, and sea you’re after, take a look at the Costas.
Even if it’s a green and seasonal area you seek, you have the northern Atlantic coast. It’s all available in Spain, and you can enjoy life there for less than US$2,000 per month.
Look at current exchange rates here.
Madrid and Barcelona are major international airports with multiple direct flights to North America and Asia. Plus, Málaga Airport, on the Costa del Sol, has flight connections to 60 countries (including one direct flight to North America by way of Montreal, Canada).
Plus, being geographically closer to the rest of Europe means you can get a train (or car) from just about anywhere in Spain to France. Barcelona to Montpellier in the south of France is only a three-hour train trip.
Start Your New Life Today, Overseas
A world full of fun, adventure, and profit awaits! Sign up for our free daily e-letter, Overseas Opportunity Letter, and we'll send you a FREE report on the 10 Best Places To Retire In Style Overseas Today
|Cost of Living in Spain||Monthly Budget in US$|
|Gas (bottled for cooking)||US$30|
|Water (inc. in apartment fees)||US$17|
|Telephone (inc ADSL, TV)||US$47|
|Health Insurance (AARO – Hosp Plan)||US$434|
|Total Monthly Expenses||US$1,941|
Considering a move to Spain? Here’s my list of things you need to know before taking the plunge on this European country… 1. Spain Offers A Wealth Of Lifestyle Options. With an area of 505,990 square kms (over 195,000 square miles) almost 5,000 kms (3,100 miles) of coastline, the country spans a variety of climates, topographies, languages, cultural traditions, and cuisines. Spain has a lot to offer, from beach towns on the Costa del Sol to historic towns in the...Read more