replied to the thread Rolf
on the Spain forum on September 01, 2014:
Hi Sally, Wonder if you could help. I'm a retired single from the US and would like an idea of whether I can afford living somewhere on the Mediterranean coast; Costa Blanca, del Sol, Almeria, Murcia or further up north. I'm on a very tight Social Security pension budget and now live on the coast in Puerto Vallarta ,Mejico on a rented local style furnished apt. where my total expenses including rent with phone , electricity, internet and cleaning service, for US$ 308 a month...plus eating out one meal each day , does not exceed US$ 750 per month. From what I research about cost of living in Spain's southern coast I figure I could pay up to but no more than US$ 400 ( euros) a month total rent for a studio or small apt. and spend about US$ 500 (aprox. 400 euro) for the rest of my expenses to live there as I do here now.
Think it possible? Would greatly appreciate your help.
I think you seriously need to do some research!
Go to the Spanish Embassy website for accurate info on living in Spainas an American! Go to an apt website such as rentalia and see what you would pay for an apt!
True, but tou can request and obtain en extension for another 90 days. what about my questions regarding your statements about poverty line , etc.? Can you give a reasoned answer to what seems to be your denial of the possibility of me as a single senior living in mediterranean Spain on my limited income of 812 euros a month?
replied to the thread Health insurance costs
on the Spain forum:
I am Canadian planning to spend my golden years in Spain and am looking for any information regarding available for me health insurance providers, and, most importantly, costs associated. Any help would be appreciated greatly.
Please chime in!
Help! Researching health insurance for US retirees
over 65 in Spain. Can anyone advise me?
Hmmm . . . price came out to $250 Euros and as near as I can tell, they don't insure anyone over 65 years old.
replied to the thread Expat-themed bar
on the Spain forum:
I'm thinking about opening a bar geared towards expats in Spain. What do you all think of this idea?
The idea is that eventually there would be an international network of bars under the same name in iconic tourist locations.
Hope to hear from you!!
Most of the general information about our operation can be found on our website www.morgansbar.net. In a nutshell, we are a new brand of beach bar lokking for partnerships with local expat operators.We do the branding, promotion, etc but do not pay the bar expenses as the operator does. Think of it as a poor man's franchise.
I am in the UK until Monday. If you are intereted in this and are near London please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info. I do not have time to check the posts.
replied to the thread Where to live in Spain
on the Spain forum:
Just retired. Did Panama for a few months. Not a good fit.
Starting my research on Spain.
Will be living on a budget. Will be doing a single. Not crazy about the big city, but don't want to be isolated. Being close to the coast would be preferable. Cost of rentals and general cost of living. What kind of red tape to live in Spain. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.
replied on August 27, 2014 with:
CAN YOU EXPLAI N
Love Spain, it's not as inexpensive as it used to be, but definitely cheaper than the USA, you can find tons of places just google, costa blanca has tons tows & villages, so does andalucia, lovely & warmer. we are going just for 2 months though.
replied to the thread buying prescription meds for a us tourist
on the Spain forum on August 26, 2014:
Does anyone knows if a us tourist needs a Dr. prescription to purchase their daily medications in Spain?
I should also add that our meds are just for basic cholesterol & high blood pressure meds, nothing for major conditions.
Thank you cwells67: I intent to bring all of our meds for the time we'll be in Spain, 2 months, however, I just wanted to find out info, just in case, I'll bring them filled and also bring the prescription hard copy just in case.
Thank you again.
replied to the thread rentals
on the Spain forum on August 19, 2014:
We are looking to rent somewhere for around 6weeks from jan-feb untill we return to work in france, we work for eurocamp uk,
replied on August 20, 2014 with:
I'm wanting to rent a furnished studio or apt. for two or three months or perhaps longer either in the Costa Blanc, the Costa de Sol, Murcia, etc. starting any time after November first 2014,. I am a single very senior retired US professional who speaks Spanish and on a VERY limited Social Security budget, thus rental cost is paramount. Please contact Rolf at ; email@example.com.