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Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm, Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 25, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Benidorm, Spain: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Benidorm?

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

"Expats considering retirement in Benidorm should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, it's important to understand the cost of living, which is generally lower than in many other European countries, but can vary depending on lifestyle and location within the city. Healthcare in Spain is of a high standard, with both public and private options available. Expats should research the best healthcare plan for their needs and budget. The official language in Benidorm is Spanish, so learning the language can greatly enhance your experience. However, English is widely spoken in this tourist-friendly city. The climate in Benidorm is typically Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters, which can be a significant draw for those looking to escape colder climates. Spain has a double taxation agreement with many countries, so it's important to understand how this might affect your pension or other income. The property market in Benidorm offers a range of options, from apartments to villas, and it's advisable to rent before buying to get a feel for the area. Spain's residency rules require expats to register with the local town hall and obtain a foreigner's identity card. Finally, it's important to understand that while Benidorm is known for its vibrant nightlife and tourist attractions, it also offers a quieter lifestyle with beautiful beaches, parks, and a charming old town," remarked one expat living in Benidorm, Spain.

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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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