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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 21, 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 are the pros and cons of living in Altea?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Altea responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Altea appreciate the town's relaxed atmosphere and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. They also enjoy the mild climate, with temperatures rarely dropping below 10°C in winter and rarely rising above 30°C in summer. Additionally, the town's proximity to larger cities such as Valencia and Alicante makes it an ideal base for exploring the region. On the downside, expats and digital nomads may find the cost of living in Altea to be higher than in other parts of Spain. Additionally, the town's small size can make it difficult to find a wide variety of activities and entertainment," explained one expat living in Altea.

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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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