Cost of living when you are thinking of relocating it is necessary for you to look at the cost of living. Spain is known for having its low cost of living and in the table below are some comparisons of the average price of necessities in Spain to other European countries; the UK, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Portugal. You will probably find that the cost of relocating to Spain is low however you have to also take into account that if you are looking to take work in Spain then there wage levels are also lower than in the UK Grocery bills are generally 2/3 of a normal bill in the UK It is important to remember that when you move to Spain you will be expected to have health insurance and this will add to your monthly budget.
Just holding a European Health Insurance Card it will be necessary for you to have private insurance.
Road tax in Spain
Road tax in Spain is cheap (on average between 39 and 84 euros) compared to the UK car insurance is about the same price. However should you wish to insure your UK car in Spain then it is very expensive so you are probably better off buying a Spanish car as soon as you are able to. With regards to buying second hand cars in Spain it is not like the UK where you can buy them for a couple of hundred pounds. It is more expensive in Spain.
When flying to Spain from the UK there are many low budget airlines from the UK Airlines such as Ryan Air and Easy Jet fly to many areas in Spain regularly. However once you are in Spain you may find that it can be difficult to find the same priced flights to other European cities. Although this is not impossible you just need to spend a bit more time searching.
One important thing to remember if you are going to Spain to live and work is that you should not constantly be converting things back to ‘what it would have cost in the UK’. This is not the way to be. If you are on a Spanish wage and living in Spain then you will have to start thinking in the Spanish currency otherwise you may find yourself getting into financial difficulty.