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    How about Andorra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_B View Post
    Yeah, we looked briefly at Gibraltar but it's very expensive to live there. I'm not sure about taxes and stuff (I think they pay them to Spain), but the actual accommodation and living costs were very high. A lot of British people live over the border in Spain because it's so expensive, but still send their kids to school there. I wouldn't want to do that.

    All the others take time and lots more money, so they're not an option at the moment. It's also hard getting into any of those without a job in that country. When you're self employed you have to set up a company and then the costs get higher. I know people on here joke about us being loaded, but we're not.
    Being loaded is all relative at the end of the day. Being happy is what matters more.

    Cost of living in Falkland Islands. accession island or Pitcairn Islands is all very cheap.

    Friends of mine emigrated to Mauritius and found accommodation and food extremely cheap - they loved the laid back life style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CambCelt View Post
    How about Andorra?
    Not English speaking.

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    Yeah true, I just want to be happy and don't care what I've got left at the end of the month.

    You still need to have enough money to live on though. We're not looking for a cheap place to live, just somewhere we can afford. France is not really affordable now unless life is just about getting by.

    I've just checked the cost to live in Gibraltar and although accommodation is high, the other costs are cheaper so it makes it affordable. My husband spoke to an English accountant there and it looks like we might be better off there financially. He lives in Spain and walks into Gibraltar from Spain each morning because of the queue to get in by car. Today it was five hours long. Yeah you're close to Spain, but with five hour queues at the Spanish border, popping to Spain might not be an option if you feel you want more Space.

    Also, just google imaging the two, Malta wins hands down for beauty and history.

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    Three and a half weeks to go until we view some properties to rent in Malta. I'm actually excited and not too scared now a lot of the sorting to do with schools and money has been worked out. We're aiming to live about 15 minutes from here. Look how stunning it is and there's life, which we don't really have where we live at the moment!

    Live Cam The Strand, Sliema Bay and Manoel Island

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    They drive on the left too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timey View Post
    They drive on the left too!
    The wrong side for our car though.

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    No, the car's the wrong side for the roads.

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