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Pros and Cons of Living in Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 06, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Spain include its beautiful climate, its rich culture and history, its vibrant cities, its delicious cuisine, and its friendly people. On the other hand, the cons of living in Spain include its high cost of living, its language barrier, and its lack of job opportunities for non-EU citizens.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Spain?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Spain responded:

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the relaxed lifestyle and warm climate that Spain has to offer. They also enjoy the vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals. Additionally, the cost of living is relatively low compared to other European countries, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their budget. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the language barrier and bureaucracy to be challenging. Additionally, the summer months can be quite hot and humid, which can be uncomfortable for some," said one expat in Spain.

"Like: social life and community, Healthcare, University, Library and bookstores. Historic sites, food and bakeries. Walkability. Dislike: Weather in winter could be better, landlocked location, not much to dislike," remarked one expat in Salamanca.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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