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Sohaib22

Hi Nala,

Here are my top pointers:

  • Learn to speak Spanish, even a basic level will be invaluable
  • Remeber that business hours in Spain are different to the UK and most European countries
  • Bureaucracy can be frustrating – healthcare, school system, buying a house and more can test your patience
  • Looking to get away from the Brits, you may struggle we are everywhere!
  • Get a bank account if you are staying long-term
  • Sign-up for a phone plan
  • Watchout for the pitfalls whether buying or renting
  • Open an account with a currency company, they’ll save you money when buying your property and when sending your pension payments to your Spanish bank account
  • Preparation and research

Best of luck!

Soha