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Old Jan 1st 2018, 11:41 pm   #1
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I am planning to move to benidorm spain for around 6 to 7 months this year, to work in a bar. I am 21 i currently live in the UK and have never lived on my own.
I want to know what I would be looking at paying out monthly i.e rent, gas electric, water, council tax etc..

Also what would I have to do in regards to working over there would I need permission of any sort? Ive heard about a residentcia or something?

Kind regards
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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 6:25 am   #2
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Hi

I am planning to move to benidorm spain for around 6 to 7 months this year, to work in a bar. I am 21 i currently live in the UK and have never lived on my own.
I want to know what I would be looking at paying out monthly i.e rent, gas electric, water, council tax etc..

Also what would I have to do in regards to working over there would I need permission of any sort? Ive heard about a residentcia or something?

Kind regards
Hi Laura, I live in Benidorm and can confirm that there are over a thousand bars within Benidorm and close surrounding areas. Having said that, there are probably enough (experienced) bar staff/waiters/waitresses etc to staff them twice over. Jobs are usually offered on a "who you know" basis. The bar staff are usually paid minimum wage here in Benidorm which, I believe, is around €4.50 per hour and are expected to work long hours. Some people work on the 'black' for less money. There are about 30% of young people unemployed here in Spain.

You may be able to get an apartment on a short term rental but most (short term) available apartments are rented as holiday rentals and can command high income. IF you can get an apartment, a one bedroom here is around €250/300 a month plus electric at around €35 a month, water and community taxes etc are usually within the rental price. Your landlord 'might' expect you to have a Spanish bank account.

After 90 days you are expected to sign on the foreigners register and get your 'residency card'
To obtain your residents card you will need to have obtained your NIE number, prove that you have sufficient income and have healthcare covered.

As you probably already know, Benidorm is a great place to live and work but if you are out of work you won't get any benefits or help from the Spanish government.

I wish you well in your venture and if I can help with any specific questions about Benidorm don't hesitate to ask.

Steve.

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I am planning to move to benidorm spain for around 6 to 7 months this year, to work in a bar. I am 21 i currently live in the UK and have never lived on my own.
I want to know what I would be looking at paying out monthly i.e rent, gas electric, water, council tax etc..

Also what would I have to do in regards to working over there would I need permission of any sort? Ive heard about a residentcia or something?

Kind regards
Hi and a warm welcome to the Spanish forum on BE. Myself and Fred James are the moderators for the Spanish forums whilst myself and BEVS moderate Europe. Please read the Site Rules Site Rules | British Expatriate Community adhere to them so that the site runs smoothly. Moderators are there to ensure that the rules of BE are maintained. This is so that members gain the information that they are looking for and find their experiences on the forums to be friendly and worthwhile.

Problems and complaints should always be addressed to a moderator who will look into the matter and deal with it efficiently and fairly. Our members who post in the Spain Forums are usually friendly and helpful with a wealth of knowledge about the issues of living in Spain. I hope that you enjoy your time participating in the forums.

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Worth researching here as well:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-spain
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