Last updated on Jul 25, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Cadiz, Spain: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know about living in Cadiz?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cadiz, they said:
"Expats considering retirement in Cadiz, should be aware of several important factors. Firstly, it's essential 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 from EU countries can access the public healthcare system, while those from outside the EU will need private health insurance. The official language in Cadiz is Spanish, so learning the language will be beneficial, although English is widely spoken in tourist areas. The climate in Cadiz is Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters, which can be a significant draw for those looking to retire in a warm climate. 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 process of buying property in Spain can be complex, so it's advisable to hire a local lawyer who can guide you through the process. Spain's residency rules require that you register with the local town hall and apply for a foreigner's identity card. Finally, it's important to understand that while Cadiz offers a relaxed lifestyle, it also has a slower pace of life which may require some adjustment," wrote one member in Cadiz.
What do I need to know before moving to Cadiz?
About the Author
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.