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Old Jul 16th 2019, 12:49 pm
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hi all i have just become a member,i feel i know a few of you already but neaver ansewerd any one untill now, i have had nearly four wonderful years in spain .how wonderful it has been wow wow wow.i have alittle knowledge, now happy to share or help if i can`
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So how do you make it wonderfull what is the secret
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Welcome!
So where about are you in Spain and what was it that initially inspired you to make the move over? What ever is the "Wow" that you talk about, you sound so positive and I am very pleased for you.
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hi chauffer driver.I think the secret is to want to after so long. thinking the moment has passed you by. then we moved aug 2015
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hi jonboy.we live ih the jalon valley.we look over most of the valley with mountain and village views and watch the world go by when home.the wow is to live a dream come true.after thinking it was long gone,plus manly traffic free roads, good health service wonderfu, village life. very good pepole,near by cost and towns all in easy reach, oh yes the sun.sun.sun,and manly wanting to be here and waking up in sunny spain,
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After a few more years the novelty might wear off
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hi.missile.who knows. but we will not go back to the uk.it looks like youve got me for good
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So how do you make it wonderfull what is the secret
Everyones idea of wonderful is different but among my foreign friends in our Spanish village it is 1. the weather 2. the culture 3. the beauty of the countryside 4 the things to do 5 the cost of living which makes it affordable to go out several nights a week and also have lunches 6 the people and finally the fact that you can get in your car and drive to anywhere in Europe.
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hi ichris even more wonderful things i agree,what a wonderful country
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hi ichris even more wonderful things i agree,what a wonderful country
yes seems idilliic. Life. I would like to do this but the one thing is the income. Which you need to survive and keep your life ticking over. Unless we win the lotto unfortunately it wont happen yet so please let us know your secret
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hi chauffeur.maybe the secret is not having to earn a living maybe. but i think keep on looking and trying, it may well happen as it did for us good fortune,,,
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yes seems idilliic. Life. I would like to do this but the one thing is the income. Which you need to survive and keep your life ticking over. Unless we win the lotto unfortunately it wont happen yet so please let us know your secret
You are quite right as it does depend on income but we only have a less than average wage income in the form of pensions. We are careful and never overspend. We do own our own house so dont have to pay rent and live in a village where the IBI, water and basura bills are low and we have pensioners rates for our electricity bills. A beer costs one euro as does a coffee and menu del dia in most places here are about 8 euros.
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You are quite right as it does depend on income but we only have a less than average wage income in the form of pensions. We are careful and never overspend. We do own our own house so dont have to pay rent and live in a village where the IBI, water and basura bills are low and we have pensioners rates for our electricity bills. A beer costs one euro as does a coffee and menu del dia in most places here are about 8 euros.
That's the problem in Spain and where the beer is only €1 it's hard to find work. Then you move to places with employment and end up here: https://www.thelocal.es/20190313/con...ona-on-the-sly
At the end of last year, the average rent in Barcelona was 954.29 euros, a 40-percent jump over the end of 2013, according to figures from the regional government of Catalonia.

Real-estate websites rarely list rooms for rent in a shared apartment for less than 300 euros a month.

But 30 percent of all workers in Spain earn less than 1,230 euros a month, making it hard for many to find a place to live even if they work full-time.

Last year, more than 37,000 evictions were carried out in Spain due to unpaid rent, nine percent more than two years ago, according to court figures.

Several charities in Barcelona say that the city's homeless figures have risen since 2015 as rents have soared.

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But the capsules violate the law, which states that a person must live in at least five square metres (54 square feet).

Not even the largest pods aimed for couples are that size.

The smallest are two metres long, 1.2 metres wide and just 1.2 metres in height, meaning an adult cannot stand up in them.

The monthly rent varies between 125 and 325 euros depending on the size, number of residents and location.

"They are slums, they are not dignified housing," said Barcelona's councillor in charge of urban planning, Janet Sanz.

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The smallest are two metres long, 1.2 metres wide and just 1.2 metres in height, meaning an adult cannot stand up in them.

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A pretty generous coffin!
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