Last updated on Jun 06, 2023
Summary: People describe Altea, Spain as a picturesque, Mediterranean coastal town with a charming old town, stunning beaches, and a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the relaxed lifestyle, the friendly locals, and the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The weather in Altea is mild and sunny, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500 to $700 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $700 to $1,000 per month. The approximate population of Altea is around 20,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Altea?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Altea, they said:
"Before retiring in Altea, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally higher than other parts of Spain. They should also research the local healthcare system and the availability of medical services. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. It is also important to research the local housing market and the availability of rental properties. Finally, expats should consider the climate and the weather in Altea, as it can be quite hot in the summer months," wrote one member in Altea.
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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.
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