The current cost of living is affordable for Americans thanks to the dollar’s strength versus the euro. And the property market makes buying a house or an apartment in Valencia, Spain particularly affordable. At today’s values, you could buy a two-bedroom, two-bath furnished apartment in a historic and central neighborhood for as little as 150,000 euros.
“”A reasonable overall budget for living in Valencia is $2,000 per month!”
Valencia offers the chance to embrace a European Mediterranean lifestyle for less than the cost of living in most other developed cities in Europe. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine living for less in a city that offers a lifestyle on par with some of the most interesting cities in the world.
Now is the best time in a long time to be paying attention to Valencia, but its real assets are timeless.
Thanks to its long history, Valencia has become a melting pot that has evolved to have its own distinct culture that is evident in its language, place names and architecture.
The weather in this part of Spain is ideal for living an active, healthy and outdoors lifestyle with mild winters and mild summers. The western Mediterranean offers some of the finest beaches in southern Europe, including in the city of Valencia, Castellon to the North and Alicante to the South. Valencia’s beaches are well preserved, well maintained and unspoiled. The main city beaches enjoy the Blue Flag status, including El Cabanal, Las Arenas, El Saler and Malvarossa. In addition, the mountains are within easy reach.
Valencia is also a vibrant, accessible, historically interesting and culturally rich city with a beautiful coastline that, inexplicably, has been overlooked as a serious contender for retirement in the region.
The weather is pleasant year-round, with an average daytime temperature of 70 degrees. And it’s not only the cost of buying a home here that’s a bargain right now. The cost of living in Valencia is one of its biggest attractions. You can see a doctor for as little as 35 euros, rent an apartment at the beach starting at 700 euros and enjoy a beer in a coastal bar for 2 euros. A man can have his hair cut (a good gauge for the cost of living in a place) in a city-center salon for five euros.
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