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.
We are often asked about our Spain cost of living compared to the USA. You know, the cost of daily life, to just live and do what you want to do. This was a question that came to us in our post – What Do You Want To Know or Have Us Show?
Before moving to Spain, we thought that the cost of living in Europe was going to be expensive. Of course we had our doubts that we would be able to live on the budget we set for our family of 4. We made it happen and with the right choices you can too.
We are going to mix things up a bit this time and share our Laos and Thailand trip costs with you in a different way. We usually go by calendar month, so I will share that info with you. I also think there is some use to viewing the expenses within one country as well, so I will add that too.
I thought I would provide you with a list showing the cost of everyday things around Chiang Mai. The list is a bit random, but I wanted to cover as much as I could for you. If there is anything you are curious about, and it isn’t covered below, ask now. I will do my best to figure out the price for you.
Two very popular questions we are asked are “How did you plan your budget?” and “How did you figure out the Cost of Living?”. These two simple questions can almost paralyze your mind when you are contemplating a move or even a long holiday. We are going to help you out and make it seem easy! Continue reading
We are now in our 8th month and it’s time to provide you an overview/summary of our Budget in Spain and our actual spend this Quarter. This post happens to cover months five, six and seven or Quarter 1 of 2013.
Ok, so we have been away for a few months now and it is time to see where we are with the budget. A huge part of this trip was planning our budget. What can we afford? What kind of lifestyle can we have and for what price? With countless hours of research, and the help of a few tax calculators prior to departing, we found so many people willing to share their information. This is what helped us plan our Budget for Living Abroad. Continue reading