Even though between 10% and 33% of Northern Europeans, as well as an increasing number of Americans and Canadians, aspire to retire to warm Southern European climates, the options (or lack of them) are often a stumbling block in making the move (or indeed taking the first step).

Senior Living Villages Ltd aims to become the premier and most flexible solution for seniors looking to move to a place in the Southern European sun.  Spain Senior Living and Costa Senior Living are our brands for Spain. We hope that our site will explain why our solution is so unique. More than that, we hope that the information we put here (and which we will periodically update), will help you to remain well informed about the choices you have when moving or retiring abroad. At Spain Senior Living our objective is to try to accompany you on the journey.

Below is a snapshot of key Spain Senior Living differentiators, but we recommend you also read the Q&A section below. Spain Senior Living offers a choice of serviced or independent rental-based solutions, the purchase of an independent property, which has historically been the most favoured route for emigrating retirees, or a senior or retirement village. All of the options, in particular those within age-limited developments, are subject to availability.

Based on demand from clients from more than 25 countries and enquiries from more than 30, our business model is focused primarily on providing a choice of independent living options. Below is a high-level analysis of the comparison between independent living rental and purchase options, and other alternatives.

For guests who require access to on-site medical, please take a look here.

Factor / Type of accommodationIndependent villa or apartment purchaseWinter stays at hotelsPurchase at existing senior villageServiced or independent rental
Capital outlayVery highMediumVery highBEST: Low
Monthly cost with mortgageBEST: MediumN/AVery highMedium-high
Monthly cost without mortgageBEST: LowHighMediumLow-medium
Services & facilitiesNoneSomeManyBEST: Full or some
Purchase or rental optionsJOINT BEST: Purchase or rent-to-buyRentalPurchaseJOINT BEST: Rental or purchase
Flexibility (up/downsize)LowMediumLowBEST: High
Ownership choiceTotalNoneTotalFlexible = either rental or total
Tax efficiencyHigh (NHR)MediumHigh (NHR)BEST: Very high (rental with NHR)
Community and social contactLowMediumHighHigh (once established)
Interchangeability between locationsZeroLowZeroBEST: High


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