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Bad news for Colombians who want to live in Spain; the process would be complicated

Spain is one of the destinations sought by Colombians to obtain better economic income and improve their quality of life, whether alone or with family. The advantages of having your mother tongue make it easier to enter the job market.

However, it should be noted that the time of day of travel in the Iberian country should be kept in mind, and the values ​​of the lives to be purchased, the sea is new or used, have an increment of 5.3% respecting the time of the year. past year.

This situation is not new in Spain, as many Colombians who arrived in other waves of migration to this country have stated that the possibility of purchasing real estate is quite complex given the high interest rates of banks.

For this reason, some nationals abroad have preferred to buy a house in Colombia with part of what they earn, in this way the exchange rate is more favorable to them.

Price variation

Several analysts have announced that prices are different depending on the region, because buying a new house in an intermediate city is not the same as buying a new house in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​for example. Regardless, these smaller cities also saw an increase of 1.9%, making them the best alternative for Colombians wanting to travel there.

The biggest changes in these values ​​compared to 2022 are in metropolitan areas and on the islands, with a 7% increase in new and second-hand housing.

It is worth remembering that although the purchase and sale of housing saw a reduction of 13% in the first half of the year, they managed to remain 13% above the records of 2019, before the pandemic.

The reality is that many nationals who go to work in the Iberian country aspire to be in the largest cities like Madrid or Barcelona, ​​the truth is that the best option to start in this country, the best alternative is to settle in small and intermediate towns, where there is little opportunity for population and growth.

Cities in Spain that offer financial aid to settle there

There are several abandoned Spanish towns that offer grants to people who decide to settle there, as some towns have suffered an exodus of their inhabitants, becoming almost deserted, which has given rise to many ghost towns in the country.

Following the trend in other countries where you are paid to live, in Spain several programs and initiatives have been launched in recent years with attractive offers to attract new residents and now this could be your opportunity to get paid to move in Spain.

The town of Ponga in northern Spain enjoys 2,000 hours of sunshine a year and pays £2,600 (2,970 euros) for each person who decides to move there. This therefore includes children and babies.

If you want somewhere cooler, in the northwest region of Galicia, the town of Rubia pays £1,600 (€1,827) a year to move there. This works out to around £130 per month, a decent amount given that the cost of living in Rubia is much lower than in the UK.

To receive the money in Ponga, you must agree to stay in the town for at least five years. To be eligible in Galicia, the plan aims to increase the number of families in the region, so children must attend local schools.

Another town is Olmeda de la Cuesta. Cuenca, considered one of the oldest cities in Spain, is also suffering from a serious population decline.

Interesting for those looking for almost free land in Spain, auction prices ranged between 200 and 3,000 euros, depending on the size of each plot, and resulted in the sale of more than 40 plots.

On the other hand, there is the town of A Xesta, Pontevedra, which offers people who decide to settle in the area housing with rental prices starting from 100 euros per month. Moving to a small town like this can have many benefits and living a little further away from it all can be a positive thing.

Another town is Rubiá, Orense. The initiative in this area is to offer people between 100 and 150 euros per month to live in the city, especially aimed at families with children to maintain the number of students in local schools.

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