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Cost of living in Oliva

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:37pm
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Hmj63

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We are looking to move to Oliva, but I am wondering how much it costs to live there. For example a meal in a restaurant, bottle of wine/beer, bread, milk (how much a weekly supermarket shop costs for a couple). Plus the general cost of utility bills/pool costs/taxes in a villa.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you. Helen

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:55pm

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:55pm

Happy to give you some information if you PM me.

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:09pm

Have a look here 

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+Kingdom&country2=Spain&city1=Bath&city2=Gandia

Bath is there as an example, Gandia because it's the closest available to Oliva. 

The figures aren't exact but are representative. 

Other sites are available, but for more specific items, by all means ask. 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:50pm

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:50pm

Eating and drinking out is much cheaper here especially if you choose from the menu del dia where you may have a salad, main meal, sweet and a coffee/ small beer / wine for between €10-15.
Supermarket prices are not an awful lot different but as in the UK there is a range, Carrefour, Mercadona, Hyperber, Consum and Masymas to name a few. Lidl and Aldi are totally different here. If you want your British staples things will cost a lot more in Overseas Supermarkets and local markets are much cheaper for fresh fruit and veg. Wine and beer in supermarkets can be ridiculously cheap.
The price of electric and gas is going up here the same as in the UK. For the pool it depends if you are going to maintain it yourself with just the cost of chemicals and the pump or pay someone to look after it. Sorry, we do it ourselves so cannot help with the cost.
We pay about €450 council tax a year for a 180m2 villa on 3000 m2 plot plus a small amount ( €25) for rubbish.
Car tax is a lot lower here, especially for our old diesel Land Rover but both petrol and diesel prices are rising currently.
If you live on a community you will have a monthly fee for the upkeep.
Heating is going to be a big monthly cost and you will need it roughly from late October to mid April. The easiest and less disruptive would be electric storage heaters which will make use of the cheaper overnight electric rates but many, are getting pellet or wood burners.
Although we put the washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher on overnight, don't use the electric oven during the week and have bottled gas central heating with no air conditioning, our average monthly electric bill is now €100 and rising.

Hmj63

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:53pm

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:53pm

Cheryl wrote on Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:50pm:

Eating and drinking out is much cheaper here especially if you choose from the menu del dia where you may have a salad, main meal, sweet and a coffee/ small beer / wine for between €10-15.
Supermarket prices are not an awful lot different but as in the UK there is a range, Carrefour, Mercado...

...na, Hyperber, Consum and Masymas to name a few. Lidl and Aldi are totally different here. If you want your British staples things will cost a lot more in Overseas Supermarkets and local markets are much cheaper for fresh fruit and veg. Wine and beer in supermarkets can be ridiculously cheap.
The price of electric and gas is going up here the same as in the UK. For the pool it depends if you are going to maintain it yourself with just the cost of chemicals and the pump or pay someone to look after it. Sorry, we do it ourselves so cannot help with the cost.
We pay about €450 council tax a year for a 180m2 villa on 3000 m2 plot plus a small amount ( €25) for rubbish.
Car tax is a lot lower here, especially for our old diesel Land Rover but both petrol and diesel prices are rising currently.
If you live on a community you will have a monthly fee for the upkeep.
Heating is going to be a big monthly cost and you will need it roughly from late October to mid April. The easiest and less disruptive would be electric storage heaters which will make use of the cheaper overnight electric rates but many, are getting pellet or wood burners.
Although we put the washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher on overnight, don't use the electric oven during the week and have bottled gas central heating with no air conditioning, our average monthly electric bill is now €100 and rising.

Thank you that is really helpful. 

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