Originally Posted by Iankay12
Hi, my partner and I have recently visited nerja and are thinking of moving in the future. Our plan is firstly a 3 month stay renting a small apartment in the town whilst we look for work. We are open to ANY type of work we can find from bar work to cleaning. We are not looking for anything special, just basic living and some income. I know prices have many variables, but we are looking for a very rough estimate for:
- price of food/groceries
- electricity/gas/water (does any of this get included in rent usually?)
Are there any requirements for a 3 month stay in Spain such as work permit, visa etc. we have had a look at some rent prices and found some that are very reasonable. Any other advice or information for a young couple would be great thanks.
if you pretty much budget to live on the same amount you do in the UK, you won't be very far out
rents (like for like) do tend to be cheaper, but most people coming here will want access to a pool, so you'll like end up spending much the same on rent as you do in the UK - utilities aren't usually included except for holiday lets, and the rents are then that much higher - often you'll pay as much for a week as you would for a monthly rental
if you are EU citizens you don't need a visa or any other kind of permit for a 3 month stay - if
you get work you'll need to get a NIE number & SS number & to register as resident
that's the problem though - with unemployment at 3x that of the UK -& more like 4x in the area you're looking at, finding work is unlikely
if you can financially afford to come for 3 months, treat it as a holiday & go back if you don't get work ...... then why not? You might
just be lucky
if you can't afford it...........