EXPAT LIVING IN MARBELLA - PREPARATION & COSTS

In Spain, you will share your new home country with 47 million other people, most of them of European or Latin American descent. Many think that moving to Spain means that it will be like being in a 24/7 holiday mood. It will not be like that. However, many ex-pats have noticed that their stress levels have reduced significantly once they have acclimatized to the Spanish lifestyle.

Spain is a constitutional monarchy with King Filipe VI as the sovereign. The monachy remains popular in Spain. The country is mainly governed by the Prime Minister or President of the Government. Ex-pats may register to vote in many of elections as long as you have legal Spanish residency. Spanish people take great pride in their regional community. Living in Spain will quickly teach you that there are many differences in climate, culture, attitudes, traditions, and the local food will surprise you!

BUYING IN MARBELLA
Buying property in Spain is now more popular than ever, with increasing numbers of expats following their dream in purchasing a holiday home, buying property to rent out or moving permanently to the sun. The British love the pleasant, healthy climate.
More about House Buying in Spain

LIVING IN MARBELLA
When living as a expat in Marbella, you'll need to take the following expenses into consideration:
- Urbanizacion and Community Fees
- Local Rates - Patrimonia
- Property Tax (IBI)
- Insurances
- Water and Electricity
- Telephone
- Tax on Rental Income
- Fiscal Representative
- Basura

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