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Retire in Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is it like to retire in Spain? Retirees share their experiences living in Spain.

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What is it like to retire in Spain?

"We love Salamanca. It is a university city, so there are lot's of young people. We don't own a car, so it's nice to live where we can walk everywhere. There's always something going on, plus the city is a Unesco World Heritage site so it's quite beautiful. The weather can be difficult in the summer though: high temps and no air-conditioning. There are cultural events and a vibrant night life. I am not aware of any expat community here," commented one retiree living in Salamanca, Spain.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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Meet other expats and talk about living in Spain.

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