Moving from the UK to Spain

by Julia on May 9, 2016


Spain offers many attractions for Brits who want to get away from the constant wind and rain of their home country. Not only is the weather lovely, but it offers a rich cultural history and a modern living environment. According to Property Rescue, investors are increasingly looking abroad to countries such as Spain, due to the sheer value they offer. For instance, at the bargain price of just £79,813 you can buy a 3 bedroom apartment in South Tenerife or a terraced 3 bedroom house in Bradford.


In terms of house prices, Marbella is one of the most expensive places in the whole of Spain; a fact that is due largely to all the interest from foreign expats. The average price in Marbella is €600,000, as opposed to €230,000 for Spain as a whole.

Average high temperatures in summer are 31 °C, whereas in the winter, the temperature rarely drops below 10 °C.


Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. As such, it has a rich history and was once home to Roman, Phoenician, and Moorish, as well as Christian civilizations. While there are many British expats in Spain, Malaga is a path less trodden. So if your wish to move to Spain centres round the need take in Spanish, rather than British, culture – Malaga is perfect.

If it’s variety, culture and opportunity you want, then there is no better place to come than the economic heart of the Costa del Sol.


Due to its location on the Mediterranean coast, Valencia is a thriving tourist destination. It is known for its bustling nightlife and long stretch of sandy beach. In Valencia, you will find layers of culture, history and cuisine where the medieval combines seamlessly with the modern.

As Spain is an EU country, moving to Valencia is not an issue in terms of work permits or visas. Yet if you’re still of working age, we advise bearing in mind that Valencia suffers from high unemployment and it could be tough to find a job; especially if you don’t speak Spanish.


With about 70% more sunshine than London, it’s plain to see why Barcelona is such a popular city for tourists and property investors. If you choose to make the move here from our capital to that of Catalonia, you will also see the benefit on your bank balance. This is because the cost of food and rent is significantly lower in Barcelona.

The city also has a compact layout and is blessed with a highly-efficient transport network. The fact that living in or near the centre of Barcelona is more affordable means that you can spend less time commuting and more time taking in the sights and sounds of this lovely city.

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