Is the cost of living in Spain high?
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We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Spain, they wrote:
"I can only attest to the cost of living in my city. For Salamanca, you can live very comfortably for 1500 euros (or around $1650),"
added another person living in Salamanca.
What is the average cost of housing in Spain?
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If you are thinking about moving to Spain, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:
"It is cheaper here than many large cities in the US, yet choice ultimately depends on your budget and needs. Prices may be lower the farther you go from Ciutat Vella, plus you will still have metro access. You can get a good sized apartment with 2 or more bedrooms and at least one bathroom for between 1000-1500 euros per month. Utilities and internet/TV are generally cheaper too,"
said another person in Barcelona.
"My rent is 400 Euros per month, plus about 40 for electricity and 5 for water. My mortgage in the Central Coast of California was $4000, granted for a larger house, but an equivalent size home on the edge of the Altea with land, would still be far cheaper than my home in California,"
remarked another expat in Altea.
"I come from the Atlanta, Georgia, USA, area, and housing costs there are significant, although many of the homes are detached, not apartments. I am paying a very reasonable rent for a 2-bedroom apartment with a garage. The typical range for a good apartment in a modern building is between 400 and 600 Euros, and you pay much more for much less space in the older and more trendy parts of town,"
explained one expat living in Valencia.
"Lower, though prices have risen they are not as high as the U.K. around 150- 300,000€,"
said another expat in Los Alcazares.
"Way lower, I am paying 400 euro for my small place in the center and my friend is paying 500euro for his huge place near me. His apartment would probably run for about 1000euro or more in DC,"
added another person living in Madrid.
"Average 2 bed unfurnished apt would run you 700€ mo plus first mo, last mo and deposit,"
explained one expat living in Palma de Mallorca.
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