Living and Retiring in Valencia, Spain
Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city; it has all the benefits of a major metropolitan area such as bus, train and air connections. It also has great healthcare facilities and plenty of recreation opportunities. This city is full of culture, with science and art museums, theaters and concert halls.
Getting around by public transportation is easy. During my time in Valencia, I was living in Bario del Carmen, and I walked to most everything. With the benefit of big city amenities, Valencia’s cost of living and real estate is much less than that of Madrid or Barcelona.
Lunch, including a beer or glass of wine, will run to about $12. Rent for a two-bedroom apartment in one of Valencia’s best neighborhoods start at about $550 a month. If you would rather buy a place, the price for a small apartment in a trendy neighborhood starts around $100,000.
Here are some average costs:
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant in the City Center, including drink $12
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter draught at restaurant $2.30
Cappuccino (medium) $180
Apartment Rent, 1 bedroom in the City Centre $680.
Most food and produce at the grocery store was higher quality and cost less than what I would expect in the U.S.
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