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James24 Mar 19th 2013 8:34 pm

Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
I'm a web developer from the UK, currently working remotely in Asia.

The cost of living here is low (around £500 a month all in!) but the visa situation is starting to get difficult as I've been in the same countries in quick succession.

I'm thinking of moving back to Europe where I can be a permanent resident, Ideally I'd like to be somewhere that actually has a summer, with beautiful beaches, and a low of cost of living.

I appreciate it isn't going to be as cheap as Asia! Employment isn't an issue as I can work from anywhere.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

Mitzyboy Mar 19th 2013 10:36 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Low cost seaside location in Europe ....... it really doesn't exist I'm afraid

James24 Mar 19th 2013 10:45 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Maybe I'm being a bit optimistic! :(

I should have asked, what are the cheapest locations?

Mitzyboy Mar 19th 2013 11:06 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Its impossible to say, as we all live in different countries.
However as a general rule I would say that the Costa Blanca North in Spain is a relatively cheap place to live. Certainly in relation to other areas I have travelled to in Spain it is certainly a low cost option

Mgeorgop Mar 21st 2013 2:53 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
You might want to take a look at the South West Peloponnese in Greece. We spend a lot of time in a place called Finikounda and love it. Living expenses are not tremendous - you should be able to rent a house for about E5,6,000 a year. Beaches are great food is yummy!

gioppino Mar 22nd 2013 11:31 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
I'm originally from Southern Italy. There are some wonderful locations in Calabria or Sicily where you can live for little and you can buy a decent flat for as little as £20k. Trouble is you need to know somebody who can advise you exactly where to live, as some areas can be dodgy and you could be targeted by the racketeering mafia just for being a foreigner. The risk is minimal but it is there.

If you do your homework well, you could strike a good bargain. There's plenty of airports there.

nunes1991 Mar 25th 2013 12:28 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Seems that the were viewing describe Portugal: D Country with the best climate in Europe, the locale where vivo has 300 days of sunshine per year, is an EU country what gives you all perks of a European citizen, and has good beaches sought by many British tourists all years.

This country has the lowest costs of living in europe, the national minimum wage is 500 € per month, I believe that with an income of € 1,500 you could get a superb quality of life, with a nice house and a pretty good life for European standards.



I am available to give more information

Regards

Sofia citizen Mar 25th 2013 9:46 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Low - cost country with seaside and summer - definitely Bulgaria. You can fit in 500 EUR expenditures per month. Actually, most of the local people live with half of this.

Jon-Bxl Mar 27th 2013 10:58 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by nunes1991 (Post 10621821)
Seems that the were viewing describe Portugal: D Country with the best climate in Europe, the locale where vivo has 300 days of sunshine per year, is an EU country what gives you all perks of a European citizen, and has good beaches sought by many British tourists all years.

This country has the lowest costs of living in europe, the national minimum wage is 500 € per month, I believe that with an income of € 1,500 you could get a superb quality of life, with a nice house and a pretty good life for European standards.



I am available to give more information

Regards

Agree.... we have a place in Ayamonte Spain right on the Portuguese border, so 2 cultures, great prices etc etc...... This is the eastern Algarve... western algarve more expensive and more British exaps.

Spanish property prices are amazing for buyers.... and you have Portugal as well on the doorstep. Have a look

Take a look also at the Alentejo coast as well....

Bulgaria is worth looking at - I dont have any real experience there but the black sea appartments are cheap! Turkey have some great deals as well.

I plan to check out Malta in 2013 as well as it looks interesting...

Jon

nunes1991 Mar 27th 2013 11:58 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by Jon-Bxl (Post 10626295)
Agree.... we have a place in Ayamonte Spain right on the Portuguese border, so 2 cultures, great prices etc etc...... This is the eastern Algarve... western algarve more expensive and more British exaps.

Spanish property prices are amazing for buyers.... and you have Portugal as well on the doorstep. Have a look

Take a look also at the Alentejo coast as well....

Bulgaria is worth looking at - I dont have any real experience there but the black sea appartments are cheap! Turkey have some great deals as well.

I plan to check out Malta in 2013 as well as it looks interesting...

Jon


Most british only knows the Algarve in Portugal, there are other equally or more beautiful region, the interior central and northern Portugal has something magical.

I forgot to mention that the price of homes in these regions is much lower, there are excellent opportunities to recover mansions for tourism at low cost.

Nature tourism and away from the seasonality of the algarve has increasingly demand.
(SNIP)

Regards

britishbull Mar 29th 2013 11:12 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
You might get a shock at how money-grabbing the euro countries have got with regards taxing overseas income (whereas a lot of Asia countries only tax money you actually bring into the country - if that!), assuming you have an income coming in from somewhere outside of where you want to live.

Ray51 Mar 31st 2013 10:54 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Bulgaria , Rumania , Hungary....?
Just how Low does one go ? Live amongst such savages , for a fistful of squids "saved" ?
NOT ME !
And with NIL guarantee that recent Cyprus 14-days' Bank Hols + subsequent daylight robbery won't occure wherever one looks next ?

Jon-Bxl Mar 31st 2013 11:01 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by Ray51 (Post 10633131)
Bulgaria , Rumania , Hungary....?
Just how Low does one go ? Live amongst such savages , for a fistful of squids "saved" ?
NOT ME !
And with NIL guarantee that recent Cyprus 14-days' Bank Hols + subsequent daylight robbery won't occure wherever one looks next ?

Hi Ray

See you around Brussels sometime.... we live there as well!

Jon

mikelincs Mar 31st 2013 11:24 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
I suspect the OP needs a very good internet connection given his line of work, and I'm afraid that a reliable, quick internet connection is unlikely to be available where rents are cheap. UK has speeds of well over 30 mbps, however rents aren't cheap, Spain has speeds of, if you are lucky, 5 - 10 mbps in the higher rent areas, and less than 5 if you go for cheap, not sure of places like the former eastern european countries where rents can be cheap, but in the EU all countries will want you to pay tax on your worldwide income. So I'm afraid it comes down to, want cheap and good internet, forget it.

Jon-Bxl Apr 1st 2013 7:24 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 10633154)
I suspect the OP needs a very good internet connection given his line of work, and I'm afraid that a reliable, quick internet connection is unlikely to be available where rents are cheap. UK has speeds of well over 30 mbps, however rents aren't cheap, Spain has speeds of, if you are lucky, 5 - 10 mbps in the higher rent areas, and less than 5 if you go for cheap, not sure of places like the former eastern european countries where rents can be cheap, but in the EU all countries will want you to pay tax on your worldwide income. So I'm afraid it comes down to, want cheap and good internet, forget it.

Portugal mentioned above has 4G... http://www.tmn.pt/4g/ We are in Ayamonte, Spain right on the border and use TMN as the signal crosses over. They have a great 3G service. Which for our usage is the best I've seen in Europe.

James, OP, would need a much better service as it is his job, but may find TMN has what he needs. There are many beautiful areas of Portugal and great prices too. Though property prices in Spain have seen the biggest drop.
Jon

Ray51 Apr 1st 2013 8:14 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
@ Jon-Bxl :
Hi , I hope to be in Brux ( Ixelles/Uccle ) 4 a few days , in the 2nd half of April ( I ive in Surrey & London @ the mo ) ; drop me a p.m. and I look forward to meeting ya ,
Cheerz ,
R.J.M.

gioppino Apr 1st 2013 9:48 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by Ray51 (Post 10633131)
Bulgaria , Rumania , Hungary....?
Just how Low does one go ? Live amongst such savages , for a fistful of squids "saved" ?

I hope this was tongue in cheek. I've net met any Bulgarians in my life, but I know many Romanians and Hungarians and they are very nice people. We see them as poor because they're used to living in dignified poverty, but they are not savages.

Not to mention their women, they're sweet and gorgeous.

If one day I fulfilled my dream of working from home, I'd definitely return to the south of Italy, but otherwise why not Hungary for example?

Ray51 Apr 1st 2013 10:16 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Easy answer :
Hungary ( magyar ) = incredibly dificult language ( unless you are Finnish or Mongolian ) ;
bad , unhealthy food
most wines : not up to standards
some of the shortest lifespans in Europe
poor work ethic
except for a few parts of Budapest , very remote , insular , out of touch/step
communist mentality pervades all & every expectation/s
Budapest , for the last 15-20 years remains undisputed Porn Capital of Europe - wander : why ?

fizzytom Apr 5th 2013 2:11 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Personally I love Hungary. Never had anything but excellent food and some good wines. Been to some lovely places outside the capital (though I do like the capital too). Szombathely and Keszthely spring to mind. Also the very beautiful Tihany peninsula on Balaton. Pecs is another great city.

I thought the 'savages' tag unfair too. Nice people, beautiful places.

As for the food being unhealthy, I didn't find that ALL of it was - no more than other places and as the person who posted the question was looking for somewhere cheap I presume he doesn't expect always to be eating out and therefore can make as much healthy tucker as he likes.

No coastline in Hungary, BTW

scot47 Apr 8th 2013 5:35 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Well there is Lake Balaton !

fizzytom Apr 9th 2013 8:20 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
There is indeed though I would suggest that it has a much shorter 'season' than most coastal places (compare it with Croatia's gloriously long summer for example).

We usually visit Balaton too early or too late. In May 2011 we were in Tihany and Keszthely just as preparations were being made for the season to start - we took a boat trip from Keszthely which was like being out on the open seas!

Jon-Bxl Apr 14th 2013 11:15 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
FYI here is a post I did this morning on another thread, which may be relevant here

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showp...73&postcount=2

forgottenlife Apr 16th 2013 11:16 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Hi James, if you want to know which country is the cheapest to live in, Bulgaria definitely comes near the top of the list. I used to live in Varna which is a Black Sea resort town. Nice summer, cold winter, easy to get back to the UK, and definitely cheap to live and eat. Telecom infrastructure is good too. The only problem is the language....

cathyg Apr 18th 2013 7:52 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Having just moved to Hungary I can confirm it is a lot less expensive than many other places in europe. Whilst not quite a seaside location we live near lake balaton which is stunning and as good as many seaside locations.
BTW food is great and people are lovely and very helpful. I would never dream of being so disrespectful to another country's people as has been posted on this thread previously and am surprised it wasn't deleted by the moderators.
Yes it is a hard language but more and more people speak enough English so that you can get by. I use the google translate app which is brilliant. I also translate and write down in Hungarian what I need before I go anywhere. Nowadays language doesn't need to be a barrier.

forgottenlife Apr 18th 2013 9:52 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Hungary is a lovely country, when I lived in Bulgaria I used to travel to Budapest for long weekends. There are definitely more things to do in Budapest than in even Sofia (capital of Bulgaria). I did find prices much more expensive though.

Sofia citizen Apr 18th 2013 12:11 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
8 712 821 foreign tourists in Bulgaria in 2011, about 30 000 only British relocated constantly to Bulgaria in the last year, keep talking about savages.

Rural Hungary Apr 22nd 2013 11:53 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by Ray51 (Post 10634455)
Easy answer :
Hungary ( magyar ) = incredibly dificult language ( unless you are Finnish or Mongolian ) ;
bad , unhealthy food
most wines : not up to standards
some of the shortest lifespans in Europe
poor work ethic
except for a few parts of Budapest , very remote , insular , out of touch/step
communist mentality pervades all & every expectation/s
Budapest , for the last 15-20 years remains undisputed Porn Capital of Europe - wander : why ?

Wow, just seen this and the savages post. Bit OTT Ray.
Hungarian, though definitely one of the most difficult languages to learn, is not impossible if you are willing to mix with the local "savages" and not socialise solely with the expat crowd.
The food, albeit far from rivalling the cuisines of France, Italy or even Bulgaria is not all unhealthy and what you eat is down to personal choice.
Wine quality is varied here and some of the best and worst I have tasted is homemade. Granted much of the £1 a litre wine is of a quality that is questionable even for cooking but if paying £2.50-3 a bottle, there are some decent local wines.
Work ethic, I'll give you this one as most need a rocket up their backside to get them going and then they work at a slow or extra slow pace but this is, to some extent, understandable for an ex communist country. Interestingly, we find the Hungarian Roma, in general, have a better work ethos. Other theories are that they are happy with their lot and do not see why they should work themselves to death.
Remote, we live in a remote rural village and yet are within 30 minutes max of three large towns, lake Balaton and within an hour of the Croatian and Slovenian borders.
Insular, I can only comment on this part of Hungary and yes the people can be insular with much effort needed to break down walls but at the end of the day, I would rather have real, earned friendships than fake friendships based on my being a foreigner and them seeing me as a cash cow.
Savages, well this beggars the question as to just how many Hungarians you have actually spent time with. Hungarians are far more cultured, well educated and well mannered than the majority of British people I know. Children are taught to open doors for females regardless of their age, even the poorest Hungarian children I know always greet me with the more polite version of hello and I have yet to see gangs of Hungarian youths or indeed a single Hungarian teenager staggering down the road drunk.
There are issues in Hungary as in every country but they are far more complex than fried foods and bad wine!

fizzytom Apr 22nd 2013 1:52 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Yay! Well said all - :D

I would happily re-locate to Hungary. We sometimes fly into Hungary on our way to our place in Slovenia and spend a couple of days in Hungary tootling around first. We love it. I thouhgt 'savages' was a pretty shocking thing to say

booboo24 Apr 22nd 2013 4:45 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
We just had two very friendly women stay with us for the weekend from Hungary. Don't like the food there but then again I am a bit fussy about what I eat. It was cheap but it tasted cheap! I liked the ice cream. Oh and everywhere I have had coffee I got real cream :thumbsup:
Not a place I would chose to live! Our next stop will be somewhere warmer in winter :)

forgottenlife Apr 23rd 2013 9:39 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
All the people I met and worked with in Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary are all very nice and genuine people. They might seem a bit passive at the beginning (I assume because of the language barrier) but once you started talking you will find that they are all good, nice and generous people.

To be honest, it's gonna be difficult wherever you go if you don't mix with the locals and local culture. Keep thinking "I am an expat from a better country" is definitely the wrong attitude to take, if you think that you shouldn't consider moving abroad in the first place.

Back to James, have you found some potentials yet?

Ray51 Apr 26th 2013 6:28 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by booboo24 (Post 10672420)
We just had two very friendly women stay with us for the weekend from Hungary. Don't like the food there but then again I am a bit fussy about what I eat. It was cheap but it tasted cheap! I liked the ice cream. Oh and everywhere I have had coffee I got real cream :thumbsup:
Not a place I would chose to live! Our next stop will be somewhere warmer in winter :)

I much recommend Belgium .;):thumbdown:

JB80 Apr 27th 2013 11:49 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by James24 (Post 10613177)
I'd like to be somewhere that actually has a summer, with beautiful beaches, and a low of cost of living.

That's Belgium out.
It doesn't fill any of the OPs criteria.

Ray51 Apr 27th 2013 1:42 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Akshuelly , I write this from Bruxelles right now :
have not been here for a few months ( as I normally also live in Surrey ) ;
I am Shocked at the EUro-INFLATION , it feels as if Eeeverything has gone up 50-60% in price , since late last autumn !
Madness !
The Krauts have muuucho to answer for , or we must have yet another War , with zeir 4th Reich of ze Rich ?
A Bientot de Belgique & Luxembourg ,
R.J.M.

nicktonight Apr 27th 2013 3:27 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
I work over the internet in Siracusa Sicily -very fast connnections - Fantastic food, countryside, historical monuments, wonderful sea and cheap rents (appartment of 140 square meters 650 Euros/month with panoramic views). The very big downside is the extortionate and incomprehensible tax/pension system in particular if you work freelance - expats seem to be getting ripped off all over Europe now and it is as well to get you tax situation checked by an accountant before becoming a resident

Ray51 Apr 27th 2013 6:14 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Excellent response , Nick !
Plz , tell us more , by Forum or p.m.

nicktonight Apr 28th 2013 9:06 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Hi Ray
I thought it was James looking for a sunny spot! The one piece of advice I can give to any freelancer hoping to work from home in some sunny paradise is to get freelance status in the UK and then rent for a few months in different countries as a non-resident and pay all your pension and taxes in the UK where they are far lower than anywhere else. Find out very carefully first what being a freelancer entails in the country you fancy before doing anything rash like taking out residency. You can get very good pay as you go internet connections over the telephone now in most countries. I used to use one when I first came to Italy with no problem.

Jon-Bxl Apr 29th 2013 10:26 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by nicktonight (Post 10682458)
Hi Ray
I thought it was James looking for a sunny spot! The one piece of advice I can give to any freelancer hoping to work from home in some sunny paradise is to get freelance status in the UK and then rent for a few months in different countries as a non-resident and pay all your pension and taxes in the UK where they are far lower than anywhere else. Find out very carefully first what being a freelancer entails in the country you fancy before doing anything rash like taking out residency. You can get very good pay as you go internet connections over the telephone now in most countries. I used to use one when I first came to Italy with no problem.

That has to be the best advice Ive heard on the forum for a long time. It applies to freelancers as well as non-freelancers, retirees, relocators etc etc

1: 'Suck it and see' staying outside of the residency criteria. (Beware in e.g France even a non resident becomes one after staying a set period of time, I think 184 days). Check it out for your country!
2: Keep it simple: Stay within the UK tax and legal/social system that you are already used to whilst you try it out step 1.
3: Take financial and tax advice - before committing once step 2 is good. Even if it costs some money, it'll cost FAR MORE emotionally and financially if you later regret not having done this.

I would add one thing that is to check out your medical coverage in the country of choice... and always have enough funds to go back home in case of any sort of emergency. Keep the exit route open!

With Europe in a state of crisis, the dream of living abroad may not be as one thought in reality.

It never ceases to surprise me how some people when buying / moving abroad apply a far looser set of decision criteria, or do far less research when making such a HUGE step... than they would in e.g buying a house in the UK, or e.g changing county.

We enjoy watching the relo-programmes e.g 'Place in the Sun' and often wonder how these people would actually survive, realistically and properly, in their new environment.

However the crisis throws up opportunities.. we wont be over it overnight, so there is time available to make a good decision. There are wonderful opportunities to move re price/location once the above steps are done.

Jon

Ray51 Apr 29th 2013 11:47 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Hi , Jon !
Believe this or not , I just returned from BXL , literally 20-30 mins ago ;
I had hoped to see/meet ya BUT the circumstances were such that I had Nil time whatsoever ;
stayed @ 4 Points Sheraton ( Rue Paul Spaak , Ixelles 1050 , I think ? )
bought stuff at totally incredible astronomic prices
from Jolly-Frais on ze corner ;
here in Kingston-town I get e.g a bunch of freshest roses/buds for 2 quid ,
kilo of nicest apples for 99 pence ,
a Stella Artois pint for 90 pence ( chilled ) and I just had a proper English breakkie for princely 3 quid , sausages , egg , dble Grrreat bacon , grilled tomato , mushroomz , beanz , dble wholewheat toast , yoghurt , butter etc
@ my 'round ze corner Wetherspoons , Fine for a poor bloke like myself !
The EUropeanz are KRAZY , noone works properly , everything is over-charged to the hilt , most shops can't make it anywayz ( as opposed to London/Surrey/Kent/Sussex etc ) ;
I could not belive paying over 4 EUros @ Michael Collins for a little glass of some Shite NONAME/Respect SAfferred plonk ?
( Luckilly , ze aspiring female paid fore Eeeverything !
Someone's lost ze Plot , somewhere ;
when you get back to Londres , the difference is jis mind-boggling ( compared to zat corrupt age-tested & hugely overpiced - apples 4 apples -Bedlam there... )
Cheerz , mate , I'll re-visit real soon , EUrostar or my car ,
look me up on www.pic-europe.com
R.J.M

Jon-Bxl Apr 29th 2013 2:47 pm

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 

Originally Posted by Ray51 (Post 10683261)
Hi , Jon !
Believe this or not , I just returned from BXL , literally 20-30 mins ago ;
I had hoped to see/meet ya BUT the circumstances were such that I had Nil time whatsoever ;
stayed @ 4 Points Sheraton ( Rue Paul Spaak , Ixelles 1050 , I think ? )
bought stuff at totally incredible astronomic prices
from Jolly-Frais on ze corner ;
here in Kingston-town I get e.g a bunch of freshest roses/buds for 2 quid ,
kilo of nicest apples for 99 pence ,
a Stella Artois pint for 90 pence ( chilled ) and I just had a proper English breakkie for princely 3 quid , sausages , egg , dble Grrreat bacon , grilled tomato , mushroomz , beanz , dble wholewheat toast , yoghurt , butter etc
@ my 'round ze corner Wetherspoons , Fine for a poor bloke like myself !
The EUropeanz are KRAZY , noone works properly , everything is over-charged to the hilt , most shops can't make it anywayz ( as opposed to London/Surrey/Kent/Sussex etc ) ;
I could not belive paying over 4 EUros @ Michael Collins for a little glass of some Shite NONAME/Respect SAfferred plonk ?
( Luckilly , ze aspiring female paid fore Eeeverything !
Someone's lost ze Plot , somewhere ;
when you get back to Londres , the difference is jis mind-boggling ( compared to zat corrupt age-tested & hugely overpiced - apples 4 apples -Bedlam there... )
Cheerz , mate , I'll re-visit real soon , EUrostar or my car ,
look me up on www.pic-europe.com
R.J.M

Hi Ray

Sorry to have missed you - but understand that you were busy. Re the costs of Brussels you are right its not low cost living in Europe, as per the title.

However if you go just away from the areas you were in you can still do OK price wise. I can get a 2 course meal for 2 people with a bottle of wine for 26 for 2 people in quite a few restos. And the more local bars will do a Stella/Maes 33cl for under 2 Euros.

Our local does a dish of the day - excellent quality + coffee for 10.50 for lunch and beers are I think 1.60 each... thats very close to Place Flagey one of the busy areas.

Ive done the Sam Smiths pub crawl in London a few times and always pleasantly surprised at the prices and the nice pubs right in the middle of London..... Of course you cant beat Weatherspoons for the prices either, I dont mind going there - but a lot of people take the mikey of it. I think it provides a good service price/quality.

But fry up (one of my favourite meals) for only 3quid.... heaven!

Maybe see you on your next visit

Cheers
Jon

britishbull Jun 2nd 2013 9:00 am

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe
 
Malta is one of the few euro countries left with a good tax regime and studios start at about 400 euro a month nearish to the main tourist areas. It is a very small island, though, so easy to get bored. Even if you your UK NI isn't paid up due to living abroad you can still get free health care. Internet speeds seem fine to me but I am used to using 3G dongle. Overseas income is only taxed if remitted. Beaches aren't brilliant and winters can be quite cool.


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