Cost of Living in Spain

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Spain's Cost of Living for Retirees, Expats and Digital Nomads

Cost of Living in Spain

Spain has a cost of living that is surprisingly low in comparison to other countries, making it an ideal destination for expats on a budget. In , one of the costliest destinations in Spain, you can live modestly on $2,000 a month or less. The cost of living in a city like the stunning Granada is 1/3 that of New York. Yet even with this cost savings, you don’t need to make any compromises when it comes to quality of life. The infrastructure is world-class, the health care is excellent, and the weather is generally pleasant.

sunset from Sacromonte in Granada, Spain

In many parts of Spain you can have access to an incredible lifestyle on your social security check alone. For example, Granada is about one third cheaper than New York City and you won’t even need a car since there is great public transportation available at an affordable cost. Eating out also offers a great cost savings; typically you don’t need to add a tip for your meals and a good three-course meal with wine or beer can cost between $12 and $17.

There are also lots of free activities to enjoy in cities like Madrid that offer spectacular cultural experiences without breaking the bank – such as visiting parks and palaces or taking in some street performances. With its favorable cost of living, combined with its amazing culture and breathtaking scenery – Spain is an excellent choice for expats looking to stretch their dollar while still being able to experience all the beauty it has to offer!