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An Expat Talks about Living in Marbella, Spain


What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?


How long have you lived there?

1 Year

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Marbella is a great place to meet new people with so many cultural activities, sports and clubs to join. The area of Marbella even has it's own social networking website called www.yourmarbella.com where residents and vistors can meet people, find out places to go, clubs to join and much more. There are clubs in the area which meet regularly based around expats, i.e. The American Society and hobbies i.e. Golf Societies

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Absolutely, all religions and cultures of the world are embraced and represented in probably one of the most diverse communities in Europe.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Property, Finance, Tourism and Leisure....

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Marbella has a mix of a thriving city based on the tourist and property industry combined with a large ex pat retired community and wealthy 20/30 somethings driving ferrari's and wearing Cartier!

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Don't expect to be one of the Ferrari driving glitterati overnight, but work hard and Marbella can be a great place to live. There is an old saying about Marbella - The man who arrives with money will depart with experience, and the man who arrives with experience will stay with Money!

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