Spain for many people, especially from Europe and North America, it is a popular option when it comes to retiring in the South of Europe. Thanks to its beautiful weather, affordable cost of living, delicious cuisine, and relaxed lifestyle.
- Climate: Andalucia is one of the warmest regions in Spain with an average daily high temperature of 24 degrees. Pleasant water temperatures of up to 22 degrees even invite you to bathe in the cooler season.
- Cost of living: The cost of living in Andalucia is significantly lower than in many other Western countries. Coastal areas are a bit more expensive than inland areas, for example but overall it is possible to live quite comfortably on a modest retirement income. Yes, even with inflation and the 2023 cost of living crisis.
- Healthcare: When it comes to healthcare in Spain, the country has a national healthcare system that is generally of high quality and affordable. As a retiree, you may be eligible for public health care, or you can opt to pay for private health insurance.
- Culture and lifestyle: Spain has a rich culture and history, it is a wonderful place to explore and experience new things. Prepare yourself to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, with long siestas and evening walks.
- Cuisine: Food is a very important part of the lifestyle in Andalucia. Did you know the Mediterranean diet was recently recognised as being part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage? A key part of Andalucian life is eating out with friends and family, it is so reasonably priced in most parts of Andalucia, especially if you know where to go! In Granada for example you can still get a free tapa with each drink.
- Residency requirements: If you plan to stay in Spain for more than 90 days, you will need to apply for a residency permit if you are from outside the EU, including those from the United Kingdom. Make sure you have all the necessary paperwork in order before you start.