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Expat Spain: 10 Tips for Living in Spain

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: With it's warm culture, thriving cities and beautiful countryside, expats agree that Spain has it all. Expats share their tips and experiences living in Spain.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Comments

ginabos
Feb 1, 2014 15:55

Your article on tips to moving to Spain was very, very helpful as I am considering a move there from the U.S. Thank You!

unclebobim
Nov 10, 2015 09:00

Yep the patience line is 100% dead on. The amount of time you will waste down to the below is disgusting. a) incompetence b) bureaucracy c) a + b combined x 100

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Get a Quote

Spain GuideSpain Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Spain.

Spain Forum Spain Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Spain on our Spain forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Spain Index Spain Index
An index of all of our site's Spain information.

Contribute to Spain Network Contribute
Help others in Spain by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Spain.

Expat Healthcare Advice in SpainHealthcare & Health Insurance in Spain

Expats in Spain offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Spain.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in SpainMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Spain

Expats in Spain offer advice about healthcare in Spain.

Best Places to Live in Spain Best Places to Live in Spain

Expats in Spain have a lot of opinions as to the best places to live in Spain. It all comes down to preferences, resources and where you are in life.

Real Estate in SpainReal Estate in Spain

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Spain.

Guide to Real Estate in SpainGuide to Real Estate in Spain

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Spain.

Pros Cons of Living in SpainPros & Cons of Living in Spain

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Spain.

Cost of Living in SpainCost of Living in Spain

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Spain.

5-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Spain5 Best Places to Live in Spain

Expats in Spain have a lot of opinions as to the best places to live in Spain. It all comes down to preferences, resources and where you are in life. Here's a good start in your research for deciding where to live in Spain as an expat!

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