Early retirement in Spain -
have a look at JaveaWhen it comes to living in Spain, Javea, Costa Blanca is one of my favorites. Javea, also called Xabia, is located in the province of Alicante, by the Mediterranean Sea..
The town's population is around 31,100, thanks to around 7,700 British nationals, 2,000 Germans and many senior citizens of other nationalities. But at high season the population growths to 100,000 easily. Over the last decade, Javea's infrastructure has been undergoing significant expansion and improvement. An advantage of Javea both Alicante and Valencia airports are only an hour's drive away. The impressive Montgó, is the highest summit of the region at over 750m tall. The official language is Valencian, but Spanish is also spoken, as well as English.
Check out my Hotel Tip for Javea: Hotel El Rodat
Property prices in Javea and also along the Costa Blanca are at their lowest for a decade. If you are looking for a nice place to retire, not to far from home, this is a good place and time.
The cost of living in Spain is cheaper than in the UK, for example:
0.5 liter domestic beer is 1.25 €
1 liter Milk is 0.82 €
500g fresh white bread 500g is 0.93 €
12 medium size Eggs are 1.65 €
500 g boneless chicken breasts is 2.25 €