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Old 10-17-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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Hi,

Looking for people who worked in USA, but then retired in Spain. I am interested in where in Spain did you decide to retire, why, pros and cons, and anything else you may want to convey to someone who is considering Spain as a retirement option.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Didn't retire there, but very seriously considered it. Was going to Andalusia. Mostly because the climate/ecosystem is very similar to where I've lived my whole life, (and I'm comfortable with that type of weather).

I was torn between Jaén or somewhere closer to the coast. Jaén for the authentic Castilian experience, closer to the coast for the moderate summers. Only problem with being closer to the coast is that British pensioners are taking over the place.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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We also considered Spain.

We had lived in Central Mexico for 5 years, but returned to the East Coast to care for an elderly parent. We started going to Spain once or twice a year from the East Coast.

After the elderly relative died, we needed to make a decision, Spain or back to MX?

The permanent visa process for Spain is not as generous as Mexico's for US expats; Spain does it make it easy for EU expats. In seeking out expats while in Spain, we never ran into a retired American....lots of working Americans, but that's a different visa. Lots of retired Brits.

In the end we decided Spain was too far from the US for our comfort level....we still have family in the US that we like to see a few times a year; and we still have US health insurance which we use when we visit the US. We can be in the US on a non-stop flight in under 2 hours; not possible from Spain.

We still visit Spain once a year since returning to MX.
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Airstrip 1, Oceania
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I would check out the following to see if you qualify for a visa for starters:

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consula...nLucrative.pdf
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:47 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Consider Portugal.
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