How much is the cost of living in Spain? Especially along the Mediterranean Coast?

I'am thinking about buying property in Spain in the future (mainly along the "Costa Del Sol" or in Barcelona). I'am from Southern California and I love the Spanish culture and I think that Spain is probably one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. After a visit, I decided that I would like to move there someday. How much does it cost to live there? Does it cost more than places such as Southern California or Australia? Also, where are the best job opportunities at? Any help would be appreciated!

Asked By: CentralCalSurfer - 4/3/2007
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I have lived on the Costa Del Sol for 8 yrs and yes it is true that prices have gone up but so have prices in other countries too. If people choose to live like an ex pat but still want all the home comforts from their own country then it can be expensive, but to live like the Spanish do is not... More
Answered By: Anna - 4/6/2007
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Lucky you! I work in a real state in Barcelona and I really have to tell you that properties here are more expensive than people think. But.... now are starting to get cheaper, because prices are very high,... less places to build,.... bank interests getting high... having problems to pay mortgages..... well. what is... More
Answered By: sonia s - 4/4/2007
i found some web sites for you to look at... More
Answered By: Debsh 3 - 4/5/2007
Cheaper than the UK have a look at
Answered By: derf - 4/5/2007
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