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Postby MilkyWay » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:10 pm

Hi, Hope everybody stays save. Only a quick and I think easy question I plan to relocate to Spain and would like to rent a small flat at first but don't know where at present.

Can anybody tell me how much approximately the bills (electricity, water, council tax and other things) for a single person in a small flat are???

I had already a look on the internet but get always very different figures, so thought the best is to ask the people they live there and know it.

Thank you in advance and greetings from rainy Paignton :(

(Just looked at the weather in Andalucia and be very jealous you must be really happy to be there)

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Re: bills

Postby El Cid » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:20 pm

Do you intend to stay permanently on Spain? If so have you looked into the new requirements that you have to conform to since Brexit?

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Re: bills

Postby costakid » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:23 pm

It depends on air con etc but if you budget 30 a month for water, a bit more for electric and then council tax depending on area of 500. Dont forget you will also have a monthly community. The community may be up to 100 euro depending on your urbanisation. Ours is 93 but friends just down the road pay 50.

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Re: bills

Postby costakid » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:26 pm

You have missed the boat to get residence the easy way. Still doable but you may have to jump through a few more hoops. I think you have to go to the embassy in the UK as a starter.

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Re: bills

Postby markwilding » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:42 pm

I think MilkyWay is from Germany.
His problem will be different. Not living in the UK for 5 years will mean losing hid UK residence but at least he can spend more time in Spain with no restrictions.

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Re: bills

Postby costakid » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:48 am

markwilding wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:42 pm I think MilkyWay is from Germany.
Profile is indicating UK

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Re: bills

Postby elusive » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:31 am

If you are renting then the owner of the property pays the IBI and should also pay any community fees. Some try to add it on but its pretty rare. Electricity is expensive but if its just you maybe 50-60 a month?.

If you only have a british passport you will need to apply for a visa from the spanish embassy first. Wait for that to be granted before you come out. Then you have i think 90 days to apply for your TIE once you get here.

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Postby markwilding » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:04 am

she is from Germany
MilkyWay wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:29 pm Hi,
I’m originally from German but relocated to the UK in 2008. I’ve had a really fantastic time her, have met nice people and made some great friendships
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Re: bills

Postby firsttango » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:19 am

4 Bed Townhouse. Electric (all appliances) average €65 per month......Water €30 every two months.......IBI council tax €400 per annum

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Re: bills

Postby Wicksey » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:06 pm

2 bed campo house, our electricity varies between 35 and 85€pm. Internet is 30€ pm (no town water so can't help with that). Do renters pay IBI here (our tenants in the UK pay their own council tax, but when we had flats we had to pay the community charges, not the tenants). I'm sure when we rented here we didn't, only the utility bills.

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Re: bills

Postby elusive » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:52 pm

We rent. We dont pay IBI or community fees. Its the opposite of the uk where the tennant pays everything.

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Re: bills

Postby Manchesteral » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:05 pm

I have lived in Gran Canaria for the last 4 years, my most recent apartment from December 2019 to the present has been 590 euros for 40 sq mts all bills included !

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Re: bills

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:40 am

@Manchesteral .. Only 40m2? That seems quite small to me, it must be lovely to heat / cool !
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Re: bills

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:44 am

MilkyWay wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:10 pmCan anybody tell me how much approximately the bills (electricity, water, council tax and other things) for a single person in a small flat are???
Budget for around 900-1000 a month all in, and you would have some spending money too.
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Re: bills

Postby Manchesteral » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:20 am

spanish_lad wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:40 am @Manchesteral .. Only 40m2? That seems quite small to me, it must be lovely to heat / cool !
Before my divorce I lived in a 400 sq m house with a large garden, that was expensive to maintain, my ex insisted she be allowed to keep the house as part of the divorce settlement, she's now trying to sell it because of the running costs :silent:

As I no longer keep dogs, have a garden to maintain, have or need a car I find that 40 sq m is more than adequate for me, all bills included too !

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Re: bills

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:54 am

I´m not surprised - i think if i were on my own i would be in a nice little apartment in the city too.
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