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Another month has passed for us in Chiang Mai and it is time to share the numbers with you!
It is time to talk money people!
I know this is what you have been waiting for, because people are actually contacting us and asking. Of course we always share it all with you and that includes exactly what we are spending. I haven’t done a budget post since leaving Spain, as I have been trying to figure out our routine and get a handle on things.
It is time to talk money, money, money! Oh how I love doing these.
Why do we share our budget and actual spend with you? We hope it helps as a guide in case you are planning to live or vacation in Spain or visit any of the other destination we visit. Again, everything is different for each family, based on your lifestyle and choices, so this is only a guide. Plus, it seems that some of you like to read them too, so that is good.
I can’t believe we have been living in Spain for 19 months and are still pretty much on track with our budget. In this post we will show you Quarter 1 (January – March 2014) Actual Spend. Continue reading
So you’ve decided you are moving abroad, or even better, you are moving to Spain?
We are often contacted by Couples, Families and Travelers planning their move to Spain. For some it is open-ended and for others it is for a couple of months, so they follow that Schengen Visa rule. Either way they ask the same questions:
“How did you choose Spain?”
“How did you choose Almuñécar?”
“How did you find your long-term rental? Continue reading
How in the world is time flying by so fast? I can’t believe we have been living in Spain for 16 months and are still on track with our budget. In this post we will show you Quarter 4 (October – December 2013) Actual Spend. In the past we have shared our budget of $100/day for the family of 4. The main reason for stating it that way vs. $3000 a month is there are a few months that have 31 days. I know that doesn’t seem like much, but I am just trying to be sure we give you an accurate representation of what we are spending. Continue reading
In this particular post you will see we were off the charts with the budget and then I will tell you why. I will also somehow convince you that we were actually on budget in some weird twisted way.
Our Monthly Budget in Spain for a family of 4 is $100/day. (not this time)
We are now in our 11th month and it’s time to provide you an overview/summary of our costs of living in Spain and our actual spend from the last Quarter. This post happens to cover months eight, nine and ten or Quarter 2 of 2013.
Our Budget in Spain for a family of 4 is $100/day. 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.