Important Facts about Emigrating to Spain from South Africa


  1. The cost of living in Spain is less than South Africa. You can comfortably reduce your living expenses by 30% while maintaining your current standard of living.
  2. Your medical insurance covers everything in Spain and the cost of medical insurance is a third of what it costs in South Africa.
  3. Spain is the healthiest country to live in the world according to the latest Bloomberg 2019 Healthiest Country Index.
  4. People hardly have any home security as the crime rate is so low. Spain is one of the safest countries in the world.
  5. Car insurance is very cheap compared to South Africa.
  6. Electricity is significantly cheaper in Spain than South Africa. The reason is not the cost of kWh’s but due to the standard fee charged in South Africa. Your total utilities bill will be approximately 60% of that in South Africa. Rates and taxes, waste collection and water are all significantly cheaper in Spain.
  7. Language is not a problem. Almost everyone in Spain speaks English to some extent. In the tourist town along the coast English is widely spoken. In the small villages in the countryside learning to speak Spanish will be advisable.
  8. There is no time difference between South Africa and Spain. This is very convenient if you have family and friends in South Africa.
  9. You have access to the whole of Europe. Being a Spanish resident allows you to travel freely in the European union.
  10. Spain has some of the best International Schools in the world and every city has a number of them.

Ingaro Emigration specialises in assisting South Africans to obtain residence in Spain. If you are interested in moving to Spain, then talk to us.


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