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...So: Why I should not move in the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria .
The bad wheather! As opposed of the nearly permantly good wheather in the southern part of Gran Canaria Las Palmas has a lot of rainy, dull and cold wheather during all 4 seasons. On Gran Canaria I would not choose any location north of La Garita, better north of Arinaga.

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The bad wheather! As opposed of the nearly permantly good wheather in the southern part of Gran Canaria Las Palmas has a lot of rainy, dull and cold wheather during all 4 seasons. On Gran Canaria I would not choose any location north of La Garita, better north of Arinaga.
It is much colder than in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife? Can you suggest me a graphic with the temperatures or precipitation ? I found only for the grand canaria airport.
So, it is much bad than Santa Cruz de tenerife climate?

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It is much colder than in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife? Can you suggest me a graphic with the temperatures or precipitation ? I found only for the grand canaria airport.
So, it is much bad than Santa Cruz de tenerife climate?
The temperatures may be relatively similar in the two cities, but Las Palmas is cloudier and getting more rain. Typically any "Palmito" who can afford it, has an apartment or house as a second home in the south to enjoy the sun at least on weekends.

Other meteological data for Las Palmas than from Gando (airport) are not available (at least I don'nt know of any source). The airport is located on the wheather divide between north and south. Driving from Las Palmas to the south, the last airport exit is my "switching point" to start the a/c at any time of the year, also often in summertime.

I myself (and many other foreigners) moved from Las Palmas and the North to the south to flee the bad wheather.

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The bad wheather! As opposed of the nearly permantly good wheather in the southern part of Gran Canaria Las Palmas has a lot of rainy, dull and cold wheather during all 4 seasons. On Gran Canaria I would not choose any location north of La Garita, better north of Arinaga.
Same applies to Tenerife where I had an apartment for a few years, in Los Cristianos in the south. The weather in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island was considerably cooler, damper, and cloudier. That said it was greener, and more attractive in some ways. Puerto's botanical gardens are magnificent. And I wouldn't say the weather in the north is terrible - it really depends what you are comparing it to!

One plus is that Gran Canaria hasn't had a volcanic eruption for 2,000 years

On the other hand, half of La Palma is poised to fall into the sea, according to various reports, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere near when that happens. Or anywhere on the east coast of the Americas, come to that! A mega tsunami that starts off at almost a kilometre high, and is still some 160 feet high when it reaches the Americas. Ouch . Some have suggested the next eruption of the Cumbre Vieja will do it (the last one was in 1971)......

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Hi Tasha,

I am an English teacher, and have been living in Barcelona for the last 20 years, but last month I moved to Las Palmas.
You and your husband can live well with 45.000 a year and more so in Gran Canaria, as the rent is much lower than other places, dpending on where you choose to live of course. (I live on 22.000 a year, alone and pay the rent alone ) If you are a resident, plane and ship tickets are at half the price, and generally everything is a bit cheaper than the rest of Spain.
I'm new here myself, but living here is less stressful than Barcelona, the people are really friendly and the weather is nice.
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My Husband and I have decided to accept teaching positions in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. We are excited about our decision; however, we are concerned about our income as we have no idea about the cost of living in Gran Canaria. Our wages will total 45,500 euros for the year. Nearly half of what we are making in Canada. Although willing to live a different lifestyle in return for amazing weather and a beautiful experience, we certainly don't want to be too broke to do anything!!! Can anybody offer some insight?
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When you are familiar with Gran Canaria have a look at the other islands, all are so diverse but very attractive.

The Islands of the east are dry and arid very beautiful though, whilst the islands of the west are wetter and greener. I live on the small island of El Hierro, 274 square kilometres, with a population of 10,000. The most southerly and westerly of the islands. We find costs are far cheaper than mainland Spain, and a lot cheaper than Old England.

Las Palmas has one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, I first visited in 1962 and have been enchanted with Las Palmas and the archipelago ever since. I guarantee that you will enjoy living on these islands, but please, if you haven't done so already, learn the language, then so many new doors will open.

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Hi everyone,
I've been reading your thread with interest, just wondering is there any work there in the motor business? I'm self-employed and have my own business for twenty odd years, just wondering if there's any demand there for motor repairs/car body repairs? Also is it dog friendly as want to bring my dog wherever I go. Thanks in advance.
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Re employment,

Things are not good here, few tourists. However Mechanics, you would need the language. I would suggest that you visit and make a few enquiries,

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Things are not good here, few tourists. However Mechanics, you would need the language. I would suggest that you visit and make a few enquiries,

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Ive lived in the canary islands . dont think you ll have any problems . youll love it.

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