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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:56pm
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Sharon223

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Hi

We are looking at moving to Camposol full time for early retirement.  What monthly costs can we expect?  There is just 2 of us and we like the size of the Rebecca villas.

Any info would be welcome.  It's all very overwhelming at this early stage!

Sharon

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:23pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:23pm

If you buy outright.. (No mortgage) then a minimum of €1,500 per month should be OK..

yamah1300

Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:55pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:55pm

What i live on 500 euro a month, but then i am not on the piss every night i run a car and a bike. electric 52 a month, water, 41 every two months, internet 33 a month, ,40 per week car insurance 250 per year same as the bike. house insurance 158 per year, on residence tax 156 per year.   

Sharon223

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:02pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:02pm

frequent flyer wrote on Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:23pm:

If you buy outright.. (No mortgage) then a minimum of €1,500 per month should be OK..

Thanks

Sharon223

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:03pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:03pm

yamah1300 wrote on Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:55pm:

What i live on 500 euro a month, but then i am not on the piss every night i run a car and a bike. electric 52 a month, water, 41 every two months, internet 33 a month, ,40 per week car insurance 250 per year same as the bike. house insurance 158 per year, on residence tax 156 per year.   

Thanks

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10pm

I’m in the same boat sharon. 

Bought a place a couple of years ago and now looking to move within next 12 months. We are not retired though like yourself so you’ll save on health insurance as you won’t need to pay that   

This is my MONTHLY budget plan:

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

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:14pm

My wife has just told me to give the beer up.

Bhamoggy

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:43pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:43pm

Haha....... very funny 

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:26pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:26pm

All jokes aside...the only things that are cheeper in Spain are council tax/ fags / and none branded booze ...everything else is more expensive or the same...if you shop in the likes of Asda or Morrison's back in the UK then you are in for a big shock.

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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:21am

Maybe Camposol is more expensive than here but eating out is much cheaper..9€ for 4 course meal with wine and coffee!!! Fruit and veg from markets much cheaper and much better....coffee 1.20€.... and lots of other things.......only thing thats more expensive is electricity!!

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