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Old 21st July 2008, 06:46 PM
 
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Hello everyone

I have a job offer for Malaga. That's why I'm assessing the cost of living of this area.

Would approx 1900 Euros a month be enough for a young lad's decent life AND generating some savings? After my first enquiries I highly doubt it. What you you think about it?

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!900 is a good wage for down here on the coast, I know married Spanish earning 1200/1300, I am always very doubtful when promised a high salary- whats the job?. BTW, a "menu del dia", off the paseo maritimo is now 7 Euros to 7-50.


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!900 is a good wage for down here on the coast, I know married Spanish earning 1200/1300, I am always very doubtful when promised a high salary- whats the job?. BTW, a "menu del dia", off the paseo maritimo is now 7 Euros to 7-50.
The employer is a worldwide IT-company, which is establishing a new office down there.

Coming from Switzerland I could earn here approx 4000 euros. So it's hard for me to believe, that life in Malaga would be half as expensive as in Switzerland, but it seems, that I could be wrong?

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My son was a student in Montreux for 3 years, I found Switzerland very expensive, especialy eating out, Come down here for a weekend and find out for yourself, (A 2/3 course menu of the day includes wine & bread. 7-50 Euros!)
I can take you to a place on the front line,overlooking the Med. where you can buy a beer (30cl) or a freshly made coffee or a mineral water, price?, 1 Euro, glass of wine 1-60.


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Hi Dizzy,

If you are coming to the Costa Brava you can add quite a bit to the cost of living given here. There are also summer and winter prices.

Aiguafreda is beautiful. You haven't just bought the 5 Million house have you?

I live in Begur. The newspapers are reporting that 6 million car journeys will be taken this weekend. I think about one million of those have headed to Begur.

If you need some local information let me just ask.

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Hi there,

Like everyone says depends on where you live.

The Costas and Major cities are expensive, but rural towns and villages are very cheap compared to the UK

As the saying goes, you get what you paid for !

You makes your choices, you pay the price - lol

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As time goes on I will add costs of stuff in Spain here for info, so you can build some kind of idea of the cost of living here in Spain. Bear in mind I am in a rural area, 6 kms from the sea in Northern Costa Blanca. CDS, and the cities will be more costly.

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my wife and i are comeing out on an inspection trip on the 21st august 08.

We are thinkink about moveing out lock stock and barrel to Northern Spain (javea/ Denia area) can you tell us about the weather, the local people, way of liveing and also cost. This would be great if you could shed some light on this.
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Between Gandia & Denia on the Costa Blanca North on the border of the Costa Del Azahar
I didn't know we're almost neighbours, Stravinsky! I'm on the Southern Costa Blanca, bordering the Costa Calida and between San Miguel de Salinas and Pilar de la Horadada.


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Hmmm reading your responses about the young lady who has asked whether $1,900 would be enough or not, I am getting worried about the offer I received.

I am offered €2,050/mo. after all taxes in Madrid. I suppose there's no way I am going to be able to afford living alone comfortably in a 1 bedroom apartment after being used to earning $4,850/mo. in Washington DC which appears to be cheaper than Madrid.

I am 24, male, drink a lot of wine ( ), social smoker...

Also, does anyone have an idea how much pool memberships cost?

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