Tourists, pensioners and expats love Spain: usually they can have a higher standard of living in Spain than they can living on their pension in Britain. the UK health care system is spotty and has expensive co-pay whereas the Spanish national health care system has no co-pay. Pharmacy drugs are cheaper in Spain by far. Fresh food and veg are much cheaper in Spain. Housing is cheaper too. Energy is cheaper too. And as some have pointed out, the weather is drier, warmer and sunnier than in the UK. Most Brit expat communities are on the coast, where they can wear shorts and sandals 10 months of the year. I’d do the same.
Last update: 16th April 2019