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Re: Could living abroad be achieved financially?

Friend told me today her sisters state pension has dropped dramatically in Spain due to Brexit , seems she is really struggling , she's lived out there for years .
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Friend told me today her sisters state pension has dropped dramatically in Spain due to Brexit , seems she is really struggling , she's lived out there for years .
If she were that dependent upon exchange rates maybe it wasn't such a good idea?

The exchange rate has fluctuated for years.

2013/14 was very similar to what it is today, the difference being pence on a state pension.

If you compare today's rate with the recent highest(2015/16)
The difference on say 100 is about 26 Euros(18).
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11-07-2017, 12:43 PM
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I dunno Tpin my friends who live in Spain say they are 400 euros worse off on their (joint )pensions .
I can't think what people will do if they come back to the uk if they cant survive in Spain .
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I dunno Tpin my friends who live in Spain say they are 400 euros worse off on their (joint )pensions .
I can't think what people will do if they come back to the uk if they cant survive in Spain .
I was questioning living abroad when dependent upon a State Pension.....not PPs.

If you are so dependent upon exchange rates to sustain a basic standard of living it's a bit of a gamble.
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Hi

Living abroad is much better than living here in the UK, Uncle Joe says so.

Just move to a Communist Country.

Better housing, pensions, healthcare and everything else.
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That's why he's still here
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I have lived in America the last two decades and had great adventures, but you have to remember England is a mature country which provides housing, benefits, health care. Nothing like that here, I'm disabled now but fortunately can still work, but if I wanted to claim benefits here I would have to hire a lawyer.

Honestly I think emigrating is for when we are young and looking for interesting experiences!
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Re: Could living abroad be achieved financially?

Originally Posted by AwaysEngland View Post
I have lived in America the last two decades and had great adventures, but you have to remember England is a mature country which provides housing, benefits, health care. Nothing like that here, I'm disabled now but fortunately can still work, but if I wanted to claim benefits here I would have to hire a lawyer.

Honestly I think emigrating is for when we are young and looking for interesting experiences!
Oh dear! You've done it now!

Britain! The Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish will be after your blood!
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My friends say they are now 700 euros down a month but they love spain and will never leave anyway its much cheaper to live there,
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