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Old Aug 2nd 2014, 2:37 am
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Default How much £ a month?

On the pool thread it was mentioned living on £350 a week.

How would you spend that much in a week?

UK prices for 2 people, mine are power £25, food £30, all insurance £20, car fuel + tax £40, council tax £30, water £5, going out £50, dog £10, tv/phone £20.

I think that is about it, I think Spain is similar? Does anyone agree/disagree with my figures? Are yours about the same as mine?

I didn't want to put this on the pool thread as it would go off subject.
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Old Aug 2nd 2014, 2:59 am
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€500 for rent with water and electric... €500 for food and other things = €1000 a month..
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Old Aug 2nd 2014, 3:29 am
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Default Re: How much £ a month?

It's like everything else, it all depends on how you live
IBI varies from a derisory 50 euros -500 +
Community fees/ none
Weekly food will vary tremendously- Spanish style / british food or mixture
Non smoker. / smoker, alcohol/ teetotaller
Stay at home/ out to bars, restaurants
Expensive hobbies/ free enjoyment
Pets / no pets
Gas guzzler/ cheap runabout
Drive everywhere/walk, bus
Pool/ no pool
Expensive clothes/ market 2 nd hand/ cheap shops
Frequent flights to UK/ never, rarely
Easy to maintain property DIY/ pay for gardener, cleaner, pool cleaner, painter
Running many electrical items/ basic
Entertaining friends, family/ never, rarely
There will be massive differences!
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Old Aug 2nd 2014, 3:46 am
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Default Re: How much £ a month?

Originally Posted by Neptuno
It's like everything else, it all depends on how you live
IBI varies from a derisory 50 euros -500 +
Community fees/ none
Weekly food will vary tremendously- Spanish style / british food or mixture
Non smoker. / smoker, alcohol/ teetotaller
Stay at home/ out to bars, restaurants
Expensive hobbies/ free enjoyment
Pets / no pets
Gas guzzler/ cheap runabout
Drive everywhere/walk, bus
Pool/ no pool
Expensive clothes/ market 2 nd hand/ cheap shops
Frequent flights to UK/ never, rarely
Easy to maintain property DIY/ pay for gardener, cleaner, pool cleaner, painter
Running many electrical items/ basic
Entertaining friends, family/ never, rarely
There will be massive differences!

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Old Aug 2nd 2014, 3:55 am
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Default Re: How much £ a month?

Originally Posted by Neptuno
It's like everything else, it all depends on how you live
IBI varies from a derisory 50 euros -500 +
Community fees/ none
Weekly food will vary tremendously- Spanish style / british food or mixture
Non smoker. / smoker, alcohol/ teetotaller
Stay at home/ out to bars, restaurants
Expensive hobbies/ free enjoyment
Pets / no pets
Gas guzzler/ cheap runabout
Drive everywhere/walk, bus
Pool/ no pool
Expensive clothes/ market 2 nd hand/ cheap shops
Frequent flights to UK/ never, rarely
Easy to maintain property DIY/ pay for gardener, cleaner, pool cleaner, painter
Running many electrical items/ basic
Entertaining friends, family/ never, rarely
There will be massive differences!
How true. We've got family visiting at the moment, three of them, and although we don't have to, we have treated them to all sorts of goodies we wouldn't normally entertain. There was a hiccup over picking them up from the airport and that exercise along cost over a hundred Euros. I spent fifty Euros on wine and water in Mercadona today and we've booked a quite expensive restaurant tomorrow.

All our normal bills are bound to double when we have visitors and there will be quite a few more of them before another summer season is over.

It's all worth every single Centimo.
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Default Re: How much £ a month?

Originally Posted by Neptuno
It's like everything else, it all depends on how you live
IBI varies from a derisory 50 euros -500 +

Ha, I wish! 2000€ in my case!!
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Default Re: How much £ a month?

UK prices for 2 people, mine are power £25, food £30, all insurance £20, car fuel + tax £40, council tax £30, water £5, going out £50, dog £10, tv/phone £20.

council tax £30 where do you live? food £30?

sorry i am in spain and for the last 14 days i am looking at what i spend back in the uk sunday and will fill you in on all expences.
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Hola, it was my post and yes €350 made me sit up... So a great post just hope all replys are honest, This site helps us Dreamers (with a pool)...Haaaaa
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Default Re: How much £ a month?

Originally Posted by cliff b
On the pool thread it was mentioned living on £350 a week.

How would you spend that much in a week?

UK prices for 2 people, mine are power £25, food £30, all insurance £20, car fuel + tax £40, council tax £30, water £5, going out £50, dog £10, tv/phone £20.

I think that is about it, I think Spain is similar? Does anyone agree/disagree with my figures? Are yours about the same as mine?

I didn't want to put this on the pool thread as it would go off subject.
For the UK It seems very reasonable to me. Personally I couldn't (wouldn't want to and couldn't ) manage on twice that.

My variance to your figures are: Food, at least £80, Power, at least £80, Going out say 3 nights £180. Cars, including servicing, fuel and insurance £120. Cleaning Lady and Gardener £70. Window Cleaner £7. Laundry (Ironing Lady) £25.

God alone knows where the rest goes?
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Ok 16 night break for 2 we smoke and drink, we went out for dinner 5 times cost (160) petrol (52) we brought from English Butchers (good meat lol) we probably had about 30 drinks in different bars and we spent a total amount of 910 Euros. (this amount shocked me I thought it would have been cheaper)
My little blue top in Quesada costs me less than my council tax in London to keep all expenses including my non resident tax.

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Originally Posted by snikpoh
Ha, I wish! 2000€ in my case!!
Have you got a castle? My little 93sqm villetta is just 244 euros 1km from the sea CdS.
Living costs Leccy- 900E pa, Water 200pa, Insurance car/house 800pa internet/phones 800pa
and about 7500pa for food/fuel etc we eat rather well with a lot of fresh fish and seafood.
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Default Re: How much £ a month?

Originally Posted by stuboy
For the UK It seems very reasonable to me. Personally I couldn't (wouldn't want to and couldn't ) manage on twice that.

My variance to your figures are: Food, at least £80, Power, at least £80, Going out say 3 nights £180. Cars, including servicing, fuel and insurance £120. Cleaning Lady and Gardener £70. Window Cleaner £7. Laundry (Ironing Lady) £25.

God alone knows where the rest goes?
Wow, how the other half live!!
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Have you got a castle? My little 93sqm villetta is just 244 euros 1km from the sea CdS.
Living costs Leccy- 900E pa, Water 200pa, Insurance car/house 800pa internet/phones 800pa
and about 7500pa for food/fuel etc we eat rather well with a lot of fresh fish and seafood.
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I should add there 2 of us and a small dog.
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