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Emigrating to spain??

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:33pm
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Dawn68

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Hi everyone,  

This is my first post, from warm and wet Lancashire uk.

We are thinking of moving to spain and have seen snippets of camposol on the tv show 'a place in the sun'.

Can you please tell me what you would recommend about camposol as a 'forever' new place to live, the pro's and cons?? 

We are in our early 50's - looking to find a less stressful way of life.

Many thanks,

Dawn

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:24pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:24pm

Camposol has a great community spirit ..with everything that you will require for day to day living..you say you are both in your early fifties ...this could be a bit of a problem for you both as you will both need a private health insurance policy to stay in Spain..if you own a place outright you could probably get by on €300 per week + what ever the private health insurance costs you ...€300 per week would put food on the table and pay your utility bills ...if you intend going out socializing / eating /drinking /running a car / maintaining your property then you will need a minimum of €400 per week eating / drinking out is marginally cheaper ... buying food in the Spanish supper markets is sertainly no cheaper than the UK... when and if you apply to become a resident you will need proof of income  especially if you are a early retiring... don't let what I am saying you put you off ..I dare say someone will say you can live like a king on €100 per week .. good luck with that .

Dawn68

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:09pm

Dawn68

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:09pm

frequent flyer wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:24pm:

Camposol has a great community spirit ..with everything that you will require for day to day living..you say you are both in your early fifties ...this could be a bit of a problem for you both as you will both need a private health insurance policy to stay in Spain..if you own a place outright yo...

...u could probably get by on €300 per week + what ever the private health insurance costs you ...€300 per week would put food on the table and pay your utility bills ...if you intend going out socializing / eating /drinking /running a car / maintaining your property then you will need a minimum of €400 per week eating / drinking out is marginally cheaper ... buying food in the Spanish supper markets is sertainly no cheaper than the UK... when and if you apply to become a resident you will need proof of income  especially if you are a early retiring... don't let what I am saying you put you off ..I dare say someone will say you can live like a king on €100 per week .. good luck with that .

Many thanks for your honest and swift answer, it has been very useful.  

Best regards

Dawn

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11pm

Dawn68 wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:33pm:

Hi everyone,  

This is my first post, from warm and wet Lancashire uk.

We are thinking of moving to spain and have seen snippets of camposol on the tv show 'a place in the sun'.

Can you please tell me what you would recommend about camposol as a 'forever' new place to live, the pro's and cons?? 

We are in our early 50's - looking to find a less stressful way of life.

Many thanks,

Dawn

Hi Dawn we're also hoping to buy in Camposol.  Firstly to use as a holiday home and eventually retire.  Can you tell me where you managed to watch it on a place in the sun. I've searched everywhere and can't find it. Many Thanks

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:25pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:25pm

Sun Dreamer wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11pm:

Hi Dawn we're also hoping to buy in Camposol.  Firstly to use as a holiday home and eventually retire.  Can you tell me where you managed to watch it on a place in the sun. I've searched everywhere and can't find it. Many Thanks

Have a look at the (Epat in Mazarron) videos . These videos are far more informative than the 60 second clip that was shot five years back on place in the sun...the TV program have filmed on Camposol atleast 4 times over the years.

Dawn68

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:04am

Dawn68

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Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:04am

Sun Dreamer wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11pm:

Hi Dawn we're also hoping to buy in Camposol.  Firstly to use as a holiday home and eventually retire.  Can you tell me where you managed to watch it on a place in the sun. I've searched everywhere and can't find it. Many Thanks

Hi

It was either last year or on the many episodes on more 4 dating back to 2015 episodes.

Sorry I cant be of more help, but we've watched that many different programmes, you tube, etc it's all a blur.

Best regards

Sunnyspain

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:43am

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Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:43am

Sun Dreamer wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11pm:

Hi Dawn we're also hoping to buy in Camposol.  Firstly to use as a holiday home and eventually retire.  Can you tell me where you managed to watch it on a place in the sun. I've searched everywhere and can't find it. Many Thanks

I can't add the link but search on channel 4 a place in the sun

Murcia spain 21 january 2019 episode 14 

Dawn68

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:41pm

Dawn68

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Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:41pm

Great help, thank you!

Sun Dreamer

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:04pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:04pm

frequent flyer wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:25pm:

Have a look at the (Epat in Mazarron) videos . These videos are far more informative than the 60 second clip that was shot five years back on place in the sun...the TV program have filmed on Camposol atleast 4 times over the years.

Thanks very much. I have been following expat in Mazarron the last few months. His videos are really helpful

Sun Dreamer

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:05pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:05pm

Sunnyspain wrote on Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:43am:

I can't add the link but search on channel 4 a place in the sun

Murcia spain 21 january 2019 episode 14 

Thanks a mil I finally got to watch the episode. The property she bought was lovely

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