British Expats - Search Results

Go Back  British Expats > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: chopera
Showing results 1 to 25 of 613
Search took 0.35 seconds.
Forum: Spain
Sep 20th 2021, 9:30 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,236
Posted By chopera

Re: Small family cost of living - Madrid

What an arrogant conceited little troll you are. The OP has probbably disappeared because (unlike you) I answered his/her question and they don't want to engage with idiots who have nothing to offer...
Forum: Spain
Sep 20th 2021, 4:05 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,236
Posted By chopera

Re: Small family cost of living - Madrid

It really depends how much you like cosmopolitan, big city life. Madrid has a lot more going on, in terms of arts and entertainments, nightlife, culture, sports, etc (although you really need to...
Forum: Spain
Sep 20th 2021, 3:55 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,236
Posted By chopera

Re: Small family cost of living - Madrid

That's about the going rate for the part of Madrid I live in. It's not as upmarket as the Colón area that the OP specified, but still quite central and nice enough.
Forum: Spain
Sep 20th 2021, 3:44 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,236
Posted By chopera

Re: Small family cost of living - Madrid

I'm not really sure what kind of point you are trying to make here. All you've demonstrated is that you need a relatively high salary to live in an expensive part of Madrid and send a kid to an...
Forum: Spain
Sep 20th 2021, 10:40 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,236
Posted By chopera

Re: Small family cost of living - Madrid

Most experienced white collar professionals I know in Madrid earn between €30k and €60k. Also most Spanish households I know have two people earning those kinds of wages. So a combined takehome of...
Forum: Spain
Sep 20th 2021, 12:44 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,236
Posted By chopera

Re: Small family cost of living - Madrid

I live in Madrid with a wife and two kids so I guess I have some idea...

If you want the international school then that will probably cost at least 1000€/month/child, depending on ages, bus...
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2021, 9:27 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By chopera

Re: Learning Spanish 2

I mentioned on the other learning Spanish thread that I am a fan of Duolingo, mainly because it makes it easy to practice a bit of Spanish each day. It won't get you fluent, but then again nothing...
Forum: Spain
Jun 3rd 2021, 11:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By chopera

Re: Correos letter pick up.

If the sender pays for a "carta certificado" they will try to deliver it to you in person at your address, and if they can't they can't get hold of you to sign it off they will leave a note and hold...
Forum: Spain
May 23rd 2021, 9:51 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,590
Posted By chopera

Re: Learning the language in your host country.

Yes I did French O level and I think it helped me with Spanish in that I immediately knew where to focus my efforts: verb conjugations. I remembered from French O level that once I had spent a summer...
Forum: Spain
May 20th 2021, 2:53 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By chopera

Re: la Caixa - going downhill fast

La Caixa are making around 8000 people redundant this year. I think maybe another 9000 will be made redundant by the other banks. Since the 2010 crisis about 73,000 people have been made redundant in...
Forum: Spain
May 13th 2021, 9:50 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,590
Posted By chopera

Re: Learning the language in your host country.

You can get infinite hearts if you pay a monthly subscription. My 11 year old son is learning French with Duolingo and I ended up paying because he was getting frustrated by running out of hearts for...
Forum: Spain
May 13th 2021, 9:04 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By chopera

Re: UK Pension will increase yearly confirmed.

These days the Spanish state pension is only generous for those lucky enough to find a job that pays a high base salary for at least 15 years. I suspect that will go up to 20 years soon enough. AFAIK...
Forum: Spain
May 13th 2021, 8:11 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,590
Posted By chopera

Re: Learning the language in your host country.

Duolingo is a very good resource for practicing a little bit each day, which I think is fundamental to improving language skills. Yes it is South American Spanish but it's better than nothing....
Forum: Spain
Apr 10th 2021, 8:57 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,567
Posted By chopera

Re: Iptv recommendations

Sky Go still works with a VPN in Spain. If you are mainly after the Premier League then you might find a DAZN subscription costs less than a decent VPN anyway.
Forum: Spain
Dec 5th 2020, 8:35 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 11,055
Posted By chopera

Re: Majority of Spaniards will not....

Herd immunity I guess. And eventually a permannt return to a pre-covid lifestyle.
Forum: Spain
Dec 5th 2020, 7:11 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 11,055
Posted By chopera

Re: Majority of Spaniards will not....

A lot of the doubts seem to revolve aroud the Pfizer vaccine being the first ever mrna vaccine. I understand the Oxford vaccine is not, and therefore might be more popular.
Forum: Spain
Dec 1st 2020, 8:02 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By chopera

University Fees after Brexit

Just got this update..



https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-europe?utm_source=175aa843-a07d-4ae3-bef0-416578bd8c56&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

...
Forum: Spain
Sep 23rd 2020, 6:02 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 6,644
Posted By chopera

Re: UK Bank Accounts after Brexit

I just got a messaje saying this page has been updated:
...
Forum: Spain
Sep 11th 2020, 8:38 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By chopera

Re: are there any "miluristas" with their own houses?

In Madrid that's what a lot of people do. They start earning full time maybe in their mid to late 20s, save for say 5 years while living with their parents, and in their early 30s they have enough to...
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2020, 2:00 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By chopera

Re: Is the property market doomed

Yes AirBnB definitely helped push up prices in central parts of Madrid. More generally there is still the feeling the market has been propped up by the supply of property being artificially ...
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2020, 10:24 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By chopera

Re: Is the property market doomed

i'm probably thinking of a slightly different market as I've only bought and sold in Madrid. If you are selling to foreigners mainly then there might be more effort required in arranging viewing...
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2020, 9:50 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By chopera

Re: Is the property market doomed

I agree totally. As an estate agent once told me back in the UK many years ago "a correctly priced property will always sell". The fact the estate agents in Spain don't even price to market kind of...
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2020, 8:59 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By chopera

Re: Is the property market doomed

Problem is the data is based on asking prices on the Fotocasa website. AFAIK The actual prices properties are sold for aren't published anywhere, although I think the notaries do give out some broad...
Forum: Spain
May 19th 2020, 10:57 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By chopera

Re: Fall in English-speaking jobs since Brexit Referendum

Nearly all international business is conducted in English. Anybody in a Spanish company who needs to talk to someone else outside Spain will do it in English, unless it's another Spanish speaking...
Forum: Spain
May 4th 2020, 8:57 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By chopera

Re: Spain discusses basic income

The other problem with fixed/indefinido contracts is they discourage movement in the labour market. They make it expensive for companies to make people redundant, so in turn it discourages them from...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 613
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.