A Place in the Sun Barcelona
It’s almost everyone dream to find a place in the sun Barcelona and for many people Barcelona is the ideal place to relocate. Britons are still the number one buyers of Spanish holiday homes and right now, Barcelona is looking a much better bet than the struggling Costas.
If you are considering a move to Barcelona, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.
Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:
• Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
• Obtained independent legal advice
• Researched the tax regulations
• Made plans for your health cover
Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Barcelona, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.
White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition, reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.
Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:
A Place in the Sun Barcelona – About Barcelona
Barcelona city is famous for its architecture, both medieval and modernist, its traditional tapas bars and its laid-back lifestyle. Although Spain is showing the early signs of recovery, the economy is still fragile after the Spanish property crash and the world recession. However, this could make it the perfect time to purchase a property, as prices are cheaper than they have been for some time.
A Place in the Sun Barcelona – Buying a Property in Barcelona
The cost of living and property prices are relatively similar to other European cities. You can expect to pay around 3600 € per square meter for an apartment in the centre of Barcelona. However, prices vary hugely, depending on where you look: high-demanded neighbourhoods like Gracia, El Born, Barri Gotic, Poblenou will cost a lot, even for very basic accommodation. The neighbourhoods such as Les Corts or Sagrada Famila are well located and property prices slightly lower.
Here is a list of real estate agents, which may prove helpful in your search for a property in Barcelona:
A Place in the Sun Barcelona – Education and Schools in Barcelona
Expats, particularly those who only intend to stay in Barcelona for the short-term usually choose an international school, which offer a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
The following site has a selection of international schools: http://www.expatica.com/es/education
A Place in the Sun Barcelona – Cost of Living in Barcelona
Whenever you relocate to another country it is hard to know just how much money you will need to budget for monthly living expenses. Provided you don’t intend to live a very luxurious lifestyle, somewhere between 1100 € and 1300 € should be manageable. You should expect to spend around 250 -300 € per month on grocery shopping for two people, if you are prepared to use stores such as Lidl. If you choose to shop at Carrefour or BonPreu the cost will be around 300-400 €.
- Mon 09:00 – 17:00
- Tue 09:00 – 17:00
- Wed 09:00 – 17:00
- Thu 09:00 – 17:00
- Fri 09:00 – 17:00
- Sat 09:00 – 12:00
- Sun Closed
Moving To Portsmouth
Where Is Portsmouth
The map below shows the location of Portsmouth
In order for you to settle in your new home, it is well worth taking some time to research the facilities and amenities on offer in the Portsmouth area.
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White and Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White and Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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