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Living expenses per month

Postby daneinspain » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:51 am

Am looking to buy an apartment and was wondering what amount of money I could live off. What are your living expenses like? If you feel embarassed please PM me an answer.

Please break it down as much as possible, water, electricity, food, taxes e.t.c.

Thanks in advance

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Postby spanish_lad » Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:41 am

dane you are not a newbie, use the search feature - this topic has been covered alot.
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Postby Midnight Rambler » Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:07 am

Dane, I 've been under the impression from your location that you are resident in Spain, don't you know the cost of living??

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Postby daneinspain » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:01 pm

yes i know costs of living in a villa but not an apartment

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Postby daneinspain » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:04 pm

have searched and found nada

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Postby spanish_lad » Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:21 pm

if its half the size i´d guess that your living expenses heating rates etc would be around 1/2 as much.. but food etc would all be the same?
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Postby pigs-might-fly » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:51 pm

Eat lentils & chickpeas + a little chorizo & onion and you can eat for a week for a fiver!

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Postby sioban » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:30 pm

I will answer your question:
I pay 225€ a month on rent, 35e every two monthe on electricity, and around 40 a month on food, a little bit more on beer!

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Postby Valencia_Paul » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:36 pm

sioban wrote:I will answer your question:
I pay 225€ a month on rent, 35e every two monthe on electricity, and around 40 a month on food, a little bit more on beer!


Wow - you are cheap to run! What sort of accommodation do you get for 225/month?

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Postby Sad K » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:37 pm

sioban wrote:I will answer your question:
I pay 225€ a month on rent, 35e every two monthe on electricity, and around 40 a month on food, a little bit more on beer!


Yes but you live in Baza where there's nowhere to spend any money, I think there's a world of difference between Baza and Nueva Andalucia, judging from the places I've looked at around the Marbella area you'd be lucky to rent a lean to garage for that money and you might buy one decent meal, glad I don't have to live in Baza on your budget!!

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Postby spanish_lad » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:49 pm

christ! i might have to move to baza if its that cheap!

hang on.. is it a cave tho? ;)


rents near me are about 600€ / month ..

BUT as he already stated, he´s buying an apartment, so rents wont really count... ;)
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Postby Lion » Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:48 pm

Please break it down as much as possible, water, electricity, food, taxes e.t.c.


yes i know costs of living in a villa but not an apartment


Surely food costs will not change just because you are living in an apartment rather than a villa :?

The only noticable diffrerence will be the monthly apartment community charges but on a plus side your electric bills should be lower and less maintenance to pay.

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Postby katy » Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:26 pm

Everyone is different, my bills always seem to be higher than anyones. Nueva Andalucia is one of the most expensive places, a friend pays 339 euros monthly community fees.
My electric bill is around 270 euros for 2months, water 39 euros this 2 months but can be 100 euros in summer. None of it means anything really, its just spend, spend here.

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Postby Alan-LaCala » Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:42 pm

around 40 a month on food,


Sorry, I don't bvelieve that; it is not posible to only spend 40 a month on food, unless you live on a large farm.

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Postby spanish_lad » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:30 pm

i dont know.. 10€ a week ?? hmmm its achievable i suppose...i could do it.. that would be without luxuries / drinks i guess?
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Postby safeashouses » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:39 pm

Sioban did say that his beer was a little bit more than 40. :o

It's Katy's electric that has shocked me. :?

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Postby Lorraine - Mijas » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:41 pm

Mijas Golf - 2 bed apartment worked out roughly for me:
Community 90€ a month, rates 230€ yearly, Basura 110€ yearly, Elec (no gas) 90-150€ 2 months dependent on time of year, water 45€-80€ per 2 months, food etc min of 80€ a week excluding dining out, phone/ADSL 100€ per 2 months.
EXTRA's - property insurance, entertaining/going out, car tax/insurance, healthcare.
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Postby spanish_lad » Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:48 pm

safeashouses yer he said his beer was " a little bit more" .. does that mean more than 40? or on top of the 40?

dont forget that katy lives in marbella. i´d imagine she has no gas, so cooks, heats water and rund hot aircon all the time ? thats probably about right really.

lorraine-mijas please tell me that your adsl is like 8mb or something ? its only €78 per 2 months for telefonica 2mb with all local calls included?? (or are you on the new spantel one, €41/month with all european calls included+telefonica line rental ? (that´d be €108 per 2 months)
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Postby Lorraine - Mijas » Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:55 pm

Sorry Spanish-lad forgot to say 100€ was for telefonica ADSL with free local/national calls + a Europe18 contract to cover a few UK calls each month.

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Postby safeashouses » Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:59 pm

spanish_lad wrote:safeashouses yer he said his beer was " a little bit more" .. does that mean more than 40? or on top of the 40?

Answer:
I reckon both - i.e. more than 40 and on top of the food 40.
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dont forget that katy lives in marbella. i´d imagine she has no gas, so cooks, heats water and rund hot aircon all the time ? thats probably about right really.

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Isn't electricity the same everywhere then. I reckon Katy's got a heated pool.


lorraine-mijas please tell me that your adsl is like 8mb or something ? its only €78 a month for telefonica 2mb with all local calls included?? (or are you on the new spantel one, €41/month with all european calls included+telefonica line rental ? (that´d be €108 per 2 months)


Get a grip Lad Lorraine's ADSL is €100 for TWO months.


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