Health Insurance Spain – Many North Americans (US Citizens or Canadians) who are thinking of applying for the non-lucrative visa Spain or the retirement visa Spain, have been asking about the private health insurance in Spain. The popular questions are related to costs, as well as the medical insurance in Spain requirements for the non lucrative visa. If you are looking for practical information on health insurance in Spain, this is the perfect place for you to start! It has been a hot topic for us lately and keeping our email inbox buzzing away.
We lived along the beautiful southern coast of Spain from August 2012, with a trip to Asia in the mix too. In Spain, we live in a small town named Almuñécar and we use this as our home base to explore more of Europe as well. We kept track of every expenditure along the way the first couple of year and have shared our cost of living in Spain with you. This page is a compilation of our expenses in Spain and how much it really costs for our family of 4 to live in Spain. We have more recent updates included too.
Is it expensive to live in Spain? The cost of living in Spain revealed! So many people are planning the move, but don’t know the cost of living in Spain. We thought it was time for an up-to-date post, reviewing costs of things so you may plan for 2019! We will share detailed information about the cost of living in Spain. This includes groceries, utilities, rent, dental expenses (braces), phones, internet and rental cars in Spain.
Dreaming of something different? Perhaps a family gap year in Spain is what you need? Does this sound like you?
There you are living a wonderful life with both parents working and the kids are in school. Your afternoons and evenings are spent running around from activity to event and driving from one location to another. Sometimes you need to have a quick meal out, as there just isn’t enough time to cook a meal at home. Once you arrive home, it is time to do a bit of cleaning, have the kids finish their homework, and have a little bit of time together as a family. Time to go to bed and start it all again tomorrow.
We are often asked about what we do for international money transfers. Unfortunately I rarely have a straightforward answer, because it is one of those “it depends” type answers. We will share with you some of our money transfer tools & tips.
It looks like some people are curious about our experience with teen braces in Spain, so time to dig into the details and frequently asked questions for you! We will cover the process for finding the right orthodontist, the process we went through, as well as our cost for braces in Spain.
Let me start by saying, we love that you follow along with our adventures and are curious about the cost to live in Spain. You really keep us motivated to keep up with our writing. Living in Spain for a year was amazing and we will keep on going!
I have to admit I do love that people actually read my boring budget stuff. It’s great fun to play with spreadsheets, look for the best travel deals, and plan away. I can’t believe there are other people out there that like this stuff too. They don’t even include any exciting photos, but these budget posts are popular! Let’s get into the cost of living in Spain!
When it comes to tips on saving money while on vacation, we’ve done it all before. We try to avoid taxis when getting from A to B. The biggie is to avoid eating out near major touristic attractions, we prefer the quick on the go street food. We just don’t buy souvenirs, but if you must, avoid making the purchase at the airport. Ask the locals for help in finding off the beaten path areas and places to eat. The list goes on and on. Continue reading
So, you have a dream of living life abroad or of taking more vacations, but saving money is holding you back. Not to worry, we have many money-saving tips that will help that vacation/travel fund grow. You do have to do a bit of work and show some self-control, but all of these tips help so much. It is amazing how a little bit here and there can really add up to some $$$ Fat Stacks Yo!