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Cost of living and bills

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:15pm
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Eric58

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Hi. Could any one tell me if im about right with cost and bills,Monthly cost what i think.50e Electric  25e water 25e internet 13e gas bottles 150e food 15e IBI 6e non resident tax 60e health care 8e houses insurances. Am i anywhere near.Eric O And have i Missed anything out.

Bhamoggy

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:01pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:01pm

Electric bill - 100

Water bill - 50

Food - 200

Petrol - 70

Health insurance - 100

IBI tax - 50

Car insurance & tax - 30

Mobile phone and internet 50

Home insurance 20


Eric58

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:25pm

Eric58

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Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:25pm

Bhamoggy wrote on Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:01pm:

Electric bill - 100

Water bill - 50

Food - 200

Petrol - 70

Health insurance - 100

IBI tax - 50

Car insurance & tax - 30

Mobile phone and internet 50

Home insurance 20


Are you sure Water,health ins,Electric,mobile  seem a lot for every month. OK thank you.Bhamoggy 

Bhamoggy

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31am

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31am

Electric is expensive. I’d average that over the year as prices will be up more in the summer if you’re using the a/c. 

It’s a guideline I’m using but obviously changes depending on your usages and propert

Sunnyspain

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:33am

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:33am

Hi my house and contents insurance were 120 per annum for a 2 bedroom Rebecca and ibi was 180 last year. Water bill has been averaging around 50 every 2 months. Electric in December was over 100. Hope this helps give you an idea. I got a quote for health insurance for both of us at 160 per month

frequent flyer

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:20am

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Apparently if you are under UK retirement age ...before you are accepted as a Residents in Spain....you will need €8,000 per adult per year income ...it's no fun at all living in Spain if you have no money .to go out and socialize ...every aspect of living in Spain involves socializing /transport either owning a car or catching public transport to get out and about ...I am not trying to put you off but it's a fact that you will need money if you want to join in...this is something people tend to for get about when adding up living expenses...also your living cost figures are way to low food in the supermarket is approximately or tends to be more expensive than the UK ..so if you are spending £80 per week just on shopping then this is the amount you will approximately need in Spain electricity in Spain is extremely expensive.

crissywissy

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:45am

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:45am

Double what you’ve calculated and thats about right! 

Sunnyspain

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:51am

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:51am

frequent flyer wrote on Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:20am:

Apparently if you are under UK retirement age ...before you are accepted as a Residents in Spain....you will need €8,000 per adult per year income ...it's no fun at all living in Spain if you have no money .to go out and socialize ...every aspect of living in Spain involves socializing /transpo...

...rt either owning a car or catching public transport to get out and about ...I am not trying to put you off but it's a fact that you will need money if you want to join in...this is something people tend to for get about when adding up living expenses...also your living cost figures are way to low food in the supermarket is approximately or tends to be more expensive than the UK ..so if you are spending £80 per week just on shopping then this is the amount you will approximately need in Spain electricity in Spain is extremely expensive.

I have been researching and it seems it is just under 9000 income for 2 people per annum or you have at least that amount in your bank balance to be accepted for residency. I know a few that have been accepted this year that are under state retirement age. They did not have to proof income as their bank statements that were over 9000 were sufficient 

Sunnyspain

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:00am

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:00am

..If you have a log or pellet burner you need to factor in those costs as well for the winter. I factored in everything for an average of 800 per month for 2 of us in an owned 2 bed with no pool but jacuzzi. This excludes social life and clothes allowance. 

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:04am

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:04am

Sunnyspain wrote on Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:51am:

I have been researching and it seems it is just under 9000 income for 2 people per annum or you have at least that amount in your bank balance to be accepted for residency. I know a few that have been accepted this year that are under state retirement age. They did not have to proof income as the...

...ir bank statements that were over 9000 were sufficient 

Two adults living on Camposol.. Would not be able to get by on €9,000 per year =€173 per week...think about it.

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