5 Affordable Places to Retire in Spain
By Betsy Burlingame
Many retirees move to Spain in search of a better lifestyle and lower cost of living. Here are 5 affordable places to retire in Spain that range from bustling coastal cities, like Valencia, to regions with small coastal villages, like Huercal-Overa in Andalucia.
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hello Betsy - I enjoyed your comments about Valencia. I'd like to spend one month there and rent an apartment. I'd also like to share a 2 bedroom apt. with someone. I'm retired. I understand the rent is very reasonable. It would be in the next 6 months. thanks in advance for any help. Juliaanne
Just found and joined your expat exchange website, thank you it is a great resource. Thanks for the informative article. Now single, am finally ready for an active retirement.
Retirement income comfortably exceeds $2 k. Yet, my D.A.R. Abuela raised me to always live a bit below my means and to utilize proper Spanish. Grew up on the California coast and
as you suggest, am investigating the Spain forums, etc.
Have read elsewhere that in Andalusia there exists reasonable living arrangements and also maybe some teaching opportunities as well. I taught advanced English, International and multi-cultural studies with specialties in medicine, aviation, business and diplomacy to name a few. From the Czeck Rebublic, Dubai, Beijing (as a Graduate Studies Professor with Peking Union Medical College) and also in America.
Have found that the world of the internet and 140 character Twits, maybe takes a toll on folks grammer. My own attempts at internet brevity requires further improvements.
The Military (am a OPS Desert Storm wounded warrior), a former TWA Flight Manager, then an academic once TWA went bust (along with my flight benefits). My younger years spent summers in the Basque region mostly in Iruna for the Encierro del Toros and the Feria de San Fermin. Only once was gored and sat on a Toro Bravo during the Bull Run (but not at the same time).
I'm not a party animal, yet love the tapa bars.
Looking forward to the fun of exploring your forums. Thank you again for this wonderful website.
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