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Expats in Spain: Pros and Cons of Living in Spain

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Expats in Spain discuss the pros and cons of living in Spain. Topics discussed include lower cost of living, taxation on worldwide income, friendliness of Spaniards, LGBT community, slower pace of life and more.

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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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May 11, 2020 17:29

I am a Portuguese-American and have dual citizenship since my parents are from Portugal. I live in Portugal now . As someone who don’t Spanish but European, I will day that some of what you said was quite offensive....Spaniards are cheap??? That is just plain rude to say and such a generalizaiton. So, because it is different than your country of origin, it is cheap? It is quite offensive when a foreigner comes in and makes these sweeping conclusions about a country which has literally so many regions which are autonomous...it is so different in each regions. I suggest you reflect in your cultural bias .

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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.

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

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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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