Disability aids for visitors to Spain
are many companies that offer a specialist and dedicated service
to elderly and disabled visitors to Spain, especially in built-up
holiday areas. Many will deliver your requirements to your hotel
The Euro has been accepted in Spain and is now running smoothly. You should not have any trouble adjusting to the euro from your own currency, however, for a full explanation of the euro, see here.
You will find banks very similar to those in your home country. Some will even have names you recognise. For a full guide on banks and cash machines (ATM's), see here.
Elderly and retired people moving to Spain may be concerned about investments. For a full guide, see here.
Pensions for foreign residents
If you move to Spain and were receiving a pension in your own country, you can continue to receive it, even though you are living in Spain. You can have it paid directly into your bank account in Spain.
Taxes in Spain
If you become a resident of Spain and you are over the age of 60, purchasing a property then there are several important tax advantages that you need to examine. Take a brief look at them here.
Crime in Spain
As with anywhere in the world, there is crime and the elderly are easy targets. However, Spain is no higher than anywhere else and in general, crime is low. With the exception of major cities, most places are particularly safe. There are however, obvious precautions you can take.
Avoid quiet backstreets, especially at night
Don't carry huge amounts of money around with you
If you see a taxi, make sure it's a genuine, state managed one
Never invite strangers into your home or hotel