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Old 13th January 2008, 08:00 PM
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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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Groceries:

12 large eggs €1.07
Sardines in tomato, 4 x €1.56
8 lit bottle mineral water €1.84
Muesli 750 gm €2.09
6 x 1 ltr skimmed milk - €6.30
Tinned tuna 400 gms €3.75
Flora marg 600 gms €2.30
Gammon steak 340 gms €3.75
4 x Bifodus 0% fat yoghurts €0.95
Coffee beans 500 gms €2.20
Bunch of bananas €1.11
6 big apples €2.53
1 whole pineapple €2.10
Crianza Rioja Red wine €3.95
300 gms mushrooms €1.00
Bottle brandy 1 lit €7.45
750 gms sugar €1.60
I litre orange juice €1.19
24 cans Mahou beer €9.66
Oven Chips €1.85





Car:
Fuel: €1.05 diesel
10 w 40 Motor oil - 5 lit - €29.88
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Well now you can add around 30% to the price of diesel (and petrol) since January.

And if that is not bad enough, the price of Gin in Carrefour has rocketed to nearly 5 euros a bottle over the last year. What is a man to do?
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Smile Prices have rocketed

I have lived in Spain for the last 7 years, and i can agree, that prices of food and other household groceries has risen massively in that time.
The price of fuel is the obvious reason for this. Lots of people who live in the UK, including some of my friends, think that living here is really cheap, but its not now.
The only things i still see that are cheap are Beer and Cigarettes, i dont mind the beer being cheap, but i dont smoke, so cigarette prices dont mean anything to me.
Here's to hoping that fuel prices level out and hopefully drop soon.

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3 course menu del dia, Menu of the day.
On the coast in the Port of Javea.
Huge amount of food.
Torpedo Roll, Garlic, Ali Oli
Salad, Soup Starter
Main Course, Fish, Chicken, Pork
Dessert, Fruit Salad
Wine, or Drink

Good quality food. 8 euros 50.

Always packed full of retirement people and spanish white collar workers

Where can you get this in the UK? Would be 3 times the price.
10m to the sea.

Fantastic.

Cant do it too often, as there is too much food.

The Menu Del Dia (the menu of the day) seems to be a spanish quirk, where most people eat a sound days food at lunch time.

The prices range on the coast from 7 to 10 euros and it stops you from needing to cook and cater for the day. Very good.

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Well now you can add around 30% to the price of diesel (and petrol) since January.

And if that is not bad enough, the price of Gin in Carrefour has rocketed to nearly 5 euros a bottle over the last year. What is a man to do?
stop drinking and take up smoking
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stop drinking and take up smoking
Good god man, no way. Could never get away from the reek.

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..... Here's to hoping that fuel prices level out and hopefully drop soon.

Lee.
No sign of that yet Lee but I did note a few true words on Top Gear last week that driving style makes a huge difference to your effective cost per kilometre. I can get anywhere between 45 and 65 mpg equivalent by being heavy or light footed and even at 1.40 euros a litre the financial incentive is not there to pussyfoot around all the time, sometimes one just has to show the young @sshole in the flash job just how fast a diesel goes these days.

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Where abouts are you stravinsky? I am very interested as we are looking at Catalonia and a small area just inland from the costa brava called Aiguafreda.

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Where abouts are you stravinsky? I am very interested as we are looking at Catalonia and a small area just inland from the costa brava called Aiguafreda.
Between Gandia & Denia on the Costa Blanca North on the border of the Costa Del Azahar

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