Moving to Alicante
Are you thinking of moving to Alicante: Many writers, artists and poets have been drawn to this beautiful city. The inspiring Castle of Santa Barbara sits on Mount Benacantil in the centre of Alicante.
There is a spectacular beach at Playa de San Juan to the north of the city, which is considered to be the best beach in Alicante and is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars. Most employment in the city is to be found in the tourist industry.
There are two languages spoken in Alicante. Spanish is the official language while Valencian is the local language of the Valencia region. Both English and German are also understood and often spoken.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Alicante
The cost of living and property prices are relatively similar to other European cities. The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.alacant-estates.com/
Schools if moving to Alicante
Expats, particularly those who only intend to stay in Alicante for the short-term usually choose an international school, which offers a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB). The following site has a selection of international schools: http://www.expatfocus.com
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
The public transport system in the city is reliable, efficient and safe. Many expats choose to drive in Spain and there are several laws that may be different from Britain. Cars in Spain drive on the right hand side of the road and are required to flash their vehicle’s lights before overtaking the car in front of them.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Alicante
Since 1999, Spain has used the Euro (EUR) as its official currency. One euro is divided into 100 cents. It will be relatively straightforward to open a bank account in Barcelona. You will need to be over 18, have some proof of Identity and address. Residents will also need to produce their NIE certificate.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
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European Removals If Moving To Alicante
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