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Moving to Spain - all you need to know - guide by MyCheapRemovals

Moving to Spain – this decision has been made by more than 300,000 British citizens according to 2011 EU census data. If you thinking about joining them here at MyCheapRemovals we can help you with our cost-effective Removals to Spain services.

The most popular places are Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, San Sebastian, Malaga, Valencia and Seville.

Here at MyCheapRemovals, you can find an instant quote for removal service but also read through where you can find example quotes that help you get the idea.

Watch this space if you are interested in comparing living costs in Spain vs. the UK.

March 5, 2024
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The allure of Spain, with its sun-drenched beaches, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant lifestyle, calls out to many looking for a change of scenery. For Irish citizens, the journey to this enchanting land is made smoother by the benefits provided by the European Union’s freedom of movement. This privilege allows those holding an Irish passport to live and work in Spain without the need for a visa or work permit, making “moving to Spain” more than just a dream for many. However, the process involves more than just packing your bags and booking a flight, especially if you’re planning a long-term stay.


February 28, 2024
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Discovering Almería: The Hidden Jewel of Spain’s Southeast

Almería, a city where the sun generously bestows its warmth, offers a unique blend of serene beaches, rich history, and vibrant city life. Navigating Almería’s charming streets is most enjoyable on foot, as its narrow lanes and bustling promenades invite you to explore at a leisurely pace. Despite the city’s compact size, its bus network efficiently connects you to the surrounding coastal resorts, ensuring that the beauty of Almería is always within reach. For those looking to delve deeper into Spain, Almería serves as a gateway with its direct train connections to major cities like Madrid and Barcelona.


February 11, 2024
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Buying Property in Spain: Navigating the 90-Day Rule

The allure of owning a property in Spain, with its sun-soaked beaches, vibrant culture, and warm climate, is undeniable for many. However, for those considering purchasing a home in Spain but planning to spend only 90 days a year there, it’s crucial to weigh the pros and cons carefully. This discussion delves into various aspects, from capital appreciation and rental opportunities to legal considerations and lifestyle impacts, offering a comprehensive overview for potential property buyers.


January 19, 2024
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Contemplating a move to the picturesque Mijas or planning a return to the UK? Our weekly removals to Mijas service from the UK ensures that whether it’s a comprehensive home shift or just a few cherished possessions, your relocation needs are met with exceptional care and efficiency. At MyCheapRemovals, we understand that every move is unique, which is why we offer tailored options ranging from full UK-Spain moves to transporting a single item, ensuring your transition is seamless and devoid of any undue stress.

With our transparent costs, you’re promised a moving experience that’s both dependable and economical. Thanks to our shared-load services, you can benefit from reduced expenses due to cost-sharing while still enjoying the famed MyCheapRemovals standard of service excellence. Whether your journey is taking you from Mijas to the UK or vice versa, we have the resources and expertise to ensure a move that’s as tranquil as Mijas itself.


December 11, 2023
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Getting behind the wheel of a UK car on the sun-kissed roads of Spain necessitates compliance with the country’s stringent vehicle registration protocols. Moving to Spain does not mean you have to part ways with your cherished vehicle. However, to register a UK car in Spain, one must navigate through the nuances of Spain’s traffic laws. Whether you’re a non-resident holidaymaker or a new Spanish resident, understanding the legal obligations of UK car import is paramount to ensure no unwelcome bumps disrupt your driving experience in this vibrant nation. Ensuring the legality of your Spain vehicle registration is not merely adhering to the rules; it’s about charting the course for a hassle-free journey on the Spanish tarmac.


December 11, 2023
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The Pros and Cons of Bringing Your UK Car to Spain: An Expatriate’s Guide

Moving to a new country presents various challenges, especially when it comes to transportation. For many British expatriates relocating to Spain, one major decision revolves around whether to bring their UK car along or purchase a new one locally. Let’s delve into the advantages and disadvantages of bringing your UK car to Spain.


October 9, 2023
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MyCheapRemovalas provides international removal services across the whole of Europe.
One of the popular routes is from Spain to Germany. People wish to move to Germany for different reasons, to look for a place with a higher quality of life, to benefit from an amazing education system and study without spending thousands in tuition fees, or to enjoy beer and currywurst and explore new culture. Bearing in mind that Germany is the EU’s largest economy and is rated highly as a place to grow old it’s definitely worth considering for living.

How much will it cost to move from Spain to Germany?


September 8, 2023
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According to Twitter Barcelona is the fourth most popular city for selfies. It’s rather a fun fact, but we are about something slightly different. If you moving to Spain specifically to Barcelona you may struggle to quickly find a price for such a service. Lucky you, you found this page. MyCheapRemovals can send you an instant removal quote for removal from the UK to any country in Europe.

Removals to Barcelona in Spain – prices

Yes – in Spain. Apparently, there is more – check here if you are interested, how many Barcelonas in the world.

Moving to Barcelona from the UK doesn’t have to be expensive. With MyCheapRemoval is the cheapest option. Here are example prices for 5m3 up to 300 kg load:

  1. London to Barcelona – from £829
  2. Manchester to Barcelona – from £939
  3. Plymouth to Barcelona – from £829
  4. Newcastle upon Tyne to Barcelona – from only £959
  5. Edinburgh to Barcelona – from £949

March 3, 2023
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As a working emigrant, thinking about your retirement is an essential step toward guaranteeing a comfortable future. In order to have a comfortable and secure retirement, it’s important to have a plan and vision of possible options. So whether you’re already working in Spain or are curious about retiring as an emigrant in Spain, it’ll pay off to be well-prepared.

If you are moving to Spain, you can use this article as a guide to the layers of the Spanish pension system, the requirements to become eligible for it, the benefits of having a pension plan, taxes and deductions, and the documents you need to apply for a pension.

When planning to move to Spain, one of the most important aspects to consider is pensions. If you are considering a move to Spain, you should familiarize yourself with the pension system in the country so that you can make the most of your retirement savings.

Pension for bor in Spain

For people who were born or have lived and worked in Spain, the state-funded Spanish pension system provides financial support during retirement. In general, people who have worked and paid taxes in Spain for at least 15 years can expect to receive a basic state pension from the Spanish Social Security Agency, known as the Instituto Nacional de Seguridad Social (INSS). This basic pension may vary depending on your income level and the number of years you have contributed to the system, but it is generally around 800 euros per month.

There are several types of private pensions in Spain that provide additional benefits over the basic state pension plan. These types of plans include occupational pensions, personal pensions, and company pensions. Each type of plan has its unique features, benefits, and drawbacks, including fees, tax advantages, investment options, and other features. It is important to research and compare all of your options before selecting a retirement plan.

In addition to private pensions, there are also social security benefit programs available in Spain, such as the retirement subsidy program, which provides a monthly allowance to retirees who have regularly contributed to the Social Security system. This benefit amount depends on the individual’s total income and number of years contributed, but it is usually around 250 euros per month.

Pension for Emigrants

In recent years, the Spanish government has introduced several laws designed to make pension plans more attractive to foreign nationals living in the country. One such law, the “Pension for Emigrants” law, grants foreign citizens living in Spain for an extended period the right to participate fully in the Spanish pension system, regardless of their nationality. This means that after paying taxes in Spain for a minimum of 15 years, they are eligible to receive a pension from the INSS.

Finally, there are several tax benefits available to foreign residents in Spain that can help reduce the cost of their pension plan. These include:

  • reduced tax liabilities on foreign pensions,
  • deferred taxes on contributions to personal pension plans,
  • exemptions on inheritance tax related to the transfer of pension funds to heirs.

Overall, planning for retirement should be a priority for anyone planning to move to Spain. Understanding the pension system in the country is key to ensuring that you make the most of your retirement savings and get the most out of your retirement years in Spain.


June 10, 2021
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MyCheapRemovals provide cost-effective international removals services across the whole of Europe. Although we mainly concentrate on helping to move from the UK, we also provide removals to the UK.  If you planning to move to the United Kingdom from Spain and wondering about the costs we prepared a little price guide that help you to prepare better for your journey. And as always with MyCheapRemovals you don’t need to break the bank. We are still the cheapest option on the market:

  1. Customer pre-packing goods service – this saves a lot of working man-hours, but our driver still will help you with loading at the collection point and unloading at the delivery address – 2 hours in total,
  2. We have our own fleet of more than 40 vans and lorries if required for big removal
  3. We don’t use a “middle man” – it’s only our customer service and our drivers, so no additional commissions or hidden fees.

June 9, 2021
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EDINBURGH VS MALAGA – Cost of living comparison

You are currently living in Edinburgh and are thinking about moving to Malaga, yet you are not sure how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living? Or perhaps you work remotely and are wondering which of the two cities – Edinburgh or Malaga – would be cheaper to live in?

In this article we will compare the cost of living in those two cities, covering the essential aspects of life, such as food, housing, clothes, transportation, personal care and entertainment.


May 5, 2021
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MyCheapRemovals offer the best cost-effective moving services from any part of the UK to Barcelona. Also – if you planning to move from Ireland to Spain – check our instant removal quotes as well.

With our 40+ fleet of vans, lorries and dedicated team, we can offer daily service for removal to this great city in Spain. After Britain left European Union, there are additional paper works required before we can set off. Our customer service team will inform you about the details. In addition to that custom clearance fees need to apply to removal costs – our system calculates this within the quote, so no hidden costs and surprises.


May 2, 2021
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Manchester vs Barcelona – Cost of living comparison

You are currently living in Manchester and are thinking about moving to Barcelona, yet you are not sure how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living? Or perhaps you work remotely and are wondering which of the two cities – Manchester or Barcelona – would be cheaper to live in?

In this article we will compare the cost of living in those two cities, covering the essential aspects of life, such as food, housing, clothes, transportation, personal care and entertainment.


April 12, 2021
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We recently asked Ana Rodriguez to tell us a bit about her move with MyCheapRemovals. Find out what she said about her first-hand experience!

Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Ana Rodriguez, I’m a 34-year-old Spanish woman married to an English man named Patrick. Together we have two kids: an 8-year-old daughter Lily, and 6-year old son named Josh. I used to live in London where I studied Public Relations. I met Patrick at the university and after graduation, we both decided to move to Manchester where Patrick’s family lives.


January 26, 2021
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Average costs of moving to Madrid from the UK

Planning your move to Madrid from the UK? Discover the average costs of removals to Spain with our comprehensive guide. Whether you’re looking for full-scale removals or cost-effective part load removals to Spain, our detailed breakdown will help you budget effectively for your relocation. We specialize in providing seamless international removals, offering insights into the cost of removals to Spain, and ensuring a smooth transition to your new home.


December 18, 2020
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Every year thousands of Brits decide to escape the rainy UK climate and relocate to sunny Spain. However, the Brexit vote left many people uncertain about this choice. Many people are wondering if spending time in Spain, whether on holiday or in retirement is still possible, let alone moving or starting a business in Spain.

Nevertheless, Brits (and other people from countries outside of the EU) can apply for permission to reside in Spain, provided that they comply with the Spanish immigration rules. In this article, we will explain what may be necessary to move to Spain and how British citizens can obtain residency status after Brexit.


December 18, 2020
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This article is only a guide – MyCheapRemovals doesn’t provide pet shipping services

Are you planning to move to Spain with pets, such as dogs and cats? Well, you need to make a lot of arrangements from choosing the right airline, and making official health certificates, to understanding the Spanish rules and regulations regarding pets, especially dogs.

Not have any ideas? Need guidance?

You have landed in the right place. This article will guide you on how to move to Spain with pets, and it definitely applies to dogs as well. We are mainly focusing on dogs as they are the most common pets that are taken along. Let’s dive deep!

How To Move To Spain With Dogs

Here are a few tips that you should consider if you intend to move to Spain with your dog.

  1. Prepare for travelling with a pet
    If you are about to travel abroad with your pet, remember it should have:

    • up-to-date vaccination records against rabies (you must wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling),
    • up-to-date veterinary health certificates, (clinical examination, deworming, deticking) taking into account the regulations of the country of departure, the country of destination and any transit airports,
    • special passport (issued by a vet) with a description of the colour, race and sex of the animal together with a microchip number or tattoo,
    • microchip implant,
    • suitable container

    When travelling with your pet dog, cat or ferret, the rules you must follow depend on the country you are going to or coming from. Relatedly, understanding international, as well as Spanish transportation rules and regulations, is a crucial step. The next step includes visiting the accredited veterinarian where you can obtain a pet passport (the passport stays valid as long as you continue to meet the entry requirements) and other certificates necessary for exporting your furry friend. Moreover, your transport company may need a statement from your vet confirming that your pet is fit to travel. Please bear in mind that any carelessness in this step can result in the cancellation of your air ticket.

  2. Taking the pet on board
    Air travelling to Spain with your dog does not have to be an expensive option, but it requires some arrangements. Do your research and find out which airlines accept pets in the cabin or in the cargo hold.
    For your and other passengers’ comfort, the airlines can only take a limited number of pets in the cabin, so making a phone reservation for your pet is necessary. The airlines usually advise you to do so at the latest within 24 hours after you have booked your ticket, but at least 24 hours before departure.
    Usually, there are three travel options for animals:

      • in the cabin,
      • in the baggage hold,
      • in the baggage hold as cargo.

    Please remember that the travel option depends on the weight and size of your pet as well as the regulations of the country of destination. It is also worth mentioning, that the airlines may reserve the right to refuse carriage of the pet in case of reaching the limit of the number of pets carried on a given flight – both in the cabin and as cargo.
    Here it is worth mentioning that American Airlines allows you to bring two dogs to Spain with only $200 more as an additional cost. So it is good to check the special dog relocation offers associated with particular airlines.

  3. Choose Kennels but Crates Are Also Perfectly OK!
    Once you have selected the right airline, the next step is to create an inviting space for your dog. You should go through the requirements of the airline for the kennel size, but it is also important to spend considerable time in making the temporary home of your pet as comfortable as possible.
    The Spanish Security system also demands the wearing of a muzzle for certain breeds, such as American Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, Dogo Argentinos, etc.
  4. Check Whether Your Pet Is Carry-on or Cargo Baggage?
    Of course, your pet cannot tell how you should take it to Spain. It is up to you to decide whether to carry it as Carry-on, or Cargo Baggage. Here you should keep in mind that if you want to take your dog as checked Baggage, it will be on a first-come and first-serve basis. It obviously works for only one or two pets.
    So, if you have a family of three to five or even more pets, you should book all your pets in Cargo.
  5. Moving To Spain By Sea
    If you are moving to Spain by sea with your dog, you will need to approve your pet at different points by showing the documents and paperwork

Wrapping Up
You may face some challenges while moving your pet from the UK, or any other country to Spain, so bring a dose of patience with you.
Never mind if things don’t go as planned. However, by focusing on the above-mentioned tips you can ensure a safe and relaxing journey.
Happy Hunting!


March 1, 2020
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Surprisingly, there is a huge community in Newcastle that dreams of packing their belongings and moving to Spain. As we always bend over backwards to meet our customers’ needs, hence, we prepared removal quotes for home removals from Newcastle to the most common moving destinations in Spain.

With our years of experience in international removals, we prepared a variety of volume options to choose from. We offer both small and big door-to-door removal options: from the 5 cubic metres, through the full van option (15 cubic metres in the Luton Van) to full trucks. The last one can contain up to 30 cubic metres of goods, which forms the perfect option for those who decided to move house. Moreover, among other removal companies, we offer European removals to Spain for very competitive prices.


November 19, 2019
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Moving to Madrid – the cost of living in comparison to London

The decision to move to another country always entails lots of questions: How does living in a foreign country look? What are the real costs of living there? Are cultural differences distinctive?

If you already pinpointed that Madrid will be your new home, we prepared a comparison between Madrid and London. 

We will compare the essential aspects of life in these two cities, such as the cost of food in restaurants and supermarkets, transportation, utilities, sports and leisure, clothes and shoes and housing. 

We hope you will find it useful.


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Instant removal quote

MyCheapRemovals, as not many of removal services provider, can send you an instant removal quote. Here last few for a guide:

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Stamford, UK São Brás de Alportel, Portugal£1209£1619£2499
Leysin, Switzerland Stamford, United Kingdom£979£1609£2309
Sheffield, UK Malmö, Sweden£1509£1839£2559
Dundee, UK Aosta, Aosta Valley, Italy£1099£1369£2159
Budapest, Węgry Portsmouth, Wielka Brytania£929£1149£1959
Prague, Czechia London, UK£769£919£1579
Budapest, Hungary Newport, Isle of Wight, UK£939£1159£1979

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