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What do I need to know before retiring in Marbella?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Marbella, they said...

"Before retiring in Marbella, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than in 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 tax laws and regulations to ensure compliance. Finally, expats should consider the climate and the type of activities available in the area to ensure that they will be able to enjoy their retirement," remarked another expat who made the move to Marbella, Spain.

"Start learning Spanish and applying the tan cream now! Visit for a short time first to confirm that year round sun and limitless leisure opportunites are for you! If you have a family, find the school place(s) first, then the home and the office and work location can come after," explained one expat living in Marbella, Spain.

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What do I need to know before retiring in Marbella?

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