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06 Apr 2016 13:35 by eyeoncarl Star rating. 3 posts Send private message

Hi,

Please could you assist?

I'd really like some indication of the actual costs associated with living in Spain, so for those who can, please could you tell me the costs (excluding rent) that I will incur for living in a 2 bed apartment of 80-100m:

Electricity

Gas

Telephone

WIFI

Water

Anything else?????

Thanks for your help

Carl





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06 Apr 2016 13:46 by mariedav Star rating in Ciudad Quesada. 954 posts Send private message

A subject that has been covered on here many times.

This Might Help

Tends to get a bit heated as you will see.





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08 Apr 2016 23:34 by camposol Star rating in Camposol. 1413 posts Send private message

Depends on too many things to give you an answer





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09 Apr 2016 13:53 by floella Star rating in SE Spain. 756 posts Send private message

If you can live with a little money  to spare in UK then, assuming your money is to be spent on living a similar life in Spain,  you should find your money will further.





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10 Apr 2016 08:59 by windtalker Star rating. 1586 posts Send private message

Answers to your questions if you can live on what you are getting in as far as private pensions are consernd in the UK then you will live in Spain equally as well Price's for food /gas /electric/rent are basically the same council tax is about 50% less in Spain .
This message was last edited by windtalker on 10/04/2016.



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10 Apr 2016 09:19 by Tadd1966 Star rating in Los Montesinos. 1757 posts Send private message

depending where you live in Uk and where you pan to live in Spain rent is cheaper

Also food is generally cheaper unless you buy imported products

Eating out is cheaper

Utility bills are approx equal except council taxes

As many have said if you can survive in UK on your currnet income then you will be good in Spain but many other factors such as taxataion, health care, your age, your expectations etc etc all need to be taken into account



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