Looking for opinions from young, professional couples in Spain

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30 Sep 2012 15:35 by orangecat Star rating. 10 posts Send private message

Hi All

After reading the thread "Why go back to the UK? Is Spain not cheap enough?" - I still have questions...

It seems the majority of the people (regardless of the positive/negative/honest posts) seem to be families with school aged children or people living off pensions.

What I would like to know is:

Are there any couples (married, together, engaged, gay or straight) our there, without children, in their 20's or 30's who work full time currently living in Spain?

If so, what is your opinion of life in Spain? Do you find that salaries are lower but quality of life is better? Can you live comfortably on your salaries? Do you worry every day that your job might come to an end? Can you offer "your story" about choosing to move to Spain and how it's working out for you?

So far some users have been very helpful and generous with their time but I am looking for opinions from a different market.

Thanks in advance


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30 Sep 2012 15:56 by rowantree Star rating. 10 posts Send private message

Hi Orangecat

we don't quite fit your criterion as I am 50 and my husband is 42, and I have a grown up son of 22 who lives in the UK. That said  in the Uk we were a professional couple who both worked full time ( I was a management and business development consultant and my husband was a HR professional and freelence writer)

We moved here 2 years ago (Murcia province) and initiially I was a self - employed English teacher but gave it up due the unpredictable cashflow (cancelled lessons) and the inflexible €250.00 self employed social security payment. My husband has been developing his writing business and although fiction is his passion, his day job is business writing for magazines, web content, training manuals, ghost writing, editing and proof reading etc.

We are mortgage free and live quite a modest life here compared to our lifestyle in the UK, my husband's clients are international so we are not reliant on the Spanish economy and that was a strategic decision we made before moving here so that if we fancy a change we can move somewhere else.

Please private message me for more information if you think it would be useful

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