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Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: People describe Valencia, Spain as a vibrant and lively city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the Mediterranean climate, the friendly locals, the delicious food, and the affordable cost of living. The weather in Valencia is typically mild, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is relatively low, with a one-bedroom apartment costing around $600-$800 USD per month and a two-bedroom apartment costing around $800-$1,000 USD per month. The population of Valencia is approximately 809,000 people.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Valencia, they said:

"I would advise to do a lot of research especially if you are moving with children. Understand the Spanish education system and be prepared to learn Castellano and a little Valenciano," wrote one member in Valencia.

"Before retiring in Valencia, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, Spanish. It is also important to research the cost of living in Valencia, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, expats should consider the climate in Valencia, as it is generally warm and sunny year-round. Finally, expats should research the local culture and customs to ensure a smooth transition into their new home," remarked one expat who made the move to Valencia.

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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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