The cost of living in Spain varies widely depending on which region, city or town you choose.
While accommodation in popular cities such as Madrid and Barcelona can be high, the cost of living in Spain is considered to be more affordable than many of its European neighbours. However, this is reflected in Spanish salaries, which are consistently lower than in much of Western Europe. This can often be surprising to those moving to Spain from the Uk or further afield. It is important to take into consideration when creating a budget based on salary expectations.
Numbeo publishes useful data to illustrate the cost of living and help with planning an estimated budget when moving to Spain. International Living also details the cost of certain aspects of daily life in Spain. Both are fantastic useful resources for planning a budget for living in Spain.
For more information and tips on moving to Spain, visit our useful relocation guide on MumAbroad.com including information on the Spanish education system, setting up your finances in Spain, Spanish healthcare and more.