British expats say Spain is ‘no longer a cheap place to live’ – ‘cost of living has risen’

Maria, meanwhile, found the “cost of living in Valencia a little cheaper than the UK, but the difference varies depending on what you buy”.

“A lot of items are around about the same price, however, if you avoid the large supermarkets and do your normal food shop by going to the market you can save a lot money, and the best thing of all is that the produce are fresh and locally sourced.”

British expats still found Spain to be cheaper than the UK, especially if they were coming from London.

Simon said: “Barcelona isn’t as cheap now as it was 25 years ago, but it’s still much cheaper than London.


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