Expat Spain


Spain - Familiar but with much more to discover, Spain's beaches and sunshine are just the beginning. Enjoy the cosmopolitan cities or a laidback rural lifestyle in this historic land where Roman and Moorish architecture blend with the exuberance of Gaudi.

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Expat Focus Columnists - Spain
Victoria Twead
Sheila Sullivan

  The Reality Of Expat Life In Spain

Articles - Spain

For many people the idea of retiring to Spain, or even moving there earlier in life to start anew, is an idyllic fantasy, with siestas and fiestas, amazing weather and food, and a low cost of living. Many people do in fact make the move – Spain’s expat population is around 6% of its total population.

However, the reality is always different from the fantasy, and in recent years, many expats have been leaving Spain to return to their home countries.   more ...

  How Do You Find A Job In Spain As An Expat?

Articles - Spain

Spain has been a dream destination for expats of all ages from around the world because of its lifestyle, standard of living, culture, weather and beauty. However, the cost of living in this country isn’t the lowest, and therefore it is essential that you consider your source of income carefully before moving. Many expats from the UK and other parts of Europe move to Spain only to return home after suffering financial difficulties.   more ...

  Dealing With Landlords In Spain - What Expats Need To Know Before Renting

Articles - Spain

Spain is an attractive destination to live and work. The country provides a balance between history and modernity, and expats are also able to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle compared to many other European countries.

An advantage of living in Spain, especially for those who have decided to rent property, is that Spanish law is protective of the tenant. Landlords will find it hard to evict a tenant, even in case of non-payment of rent.   more ...

  Running Your Own Business In Spain – Five Things You Need To Know

Articles - Spain

Spain is often regarded as a “dream destination” for expats from all over the world because of its inviting climate, warm people, sunny beaches, natural beauty, delectable cuisine and rich culture. Several expats, especially from the UK and the US, move to Spain with the intentions of starting up their own business, as the local jobs rarely pay enough for them to lead a luxurious life.   more ...

  How Does Living In Spain Differ From Holidaying There? A Brief Guide For Potential Expats

Articles - Spain

Spain has always been a popular holiday destination. With its abundant natural beauty, spectacular architecture and vibrant culture, who wouldn’t want to spend a few glorious days under the Spanish sun! But those who are planning to spend more than just a vacation have to also think about the practicalities. There are several things to consider when relocating to a different country, such as visas and work permits, climate, language and healthcare. The process may seem daunting at times, and so we have here a brief guide that will come in handy for potential expats in Spain.

EU citizens moving to Spain only require a valid passport or national identity card. Those who intend to stay for more than three months require an identity number for foreigners called Número de Identificación de Extranjeros (NIE).   more ...


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