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Planning a Move to Gibraltar? Here are Some Things to Know

by aaronbarry
23 September 2017 · 2 min read
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Sometimes when life is getting you down and you’re sick of the same old routine, a change of scenery is the best thing for you. If you’re looking to get away from the humdrum of regular life and escape to a sunny paradise, there’s no better place than the historic port and British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

For those who have stayed at our luxurious O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel, you’ll know just how amazing the local area is. Imagine waking up every day to the sound of the ocean and taking a stroll down to the beach where you can relax in the sun. If that sounds like the type of life for you check out our advice guide to help you decide.

Rule Britannia

As a British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar is very, well, British. If you’re planning to relocate from the UK and you want to escape the dull weather but you love a traditional English high street and stores, Gibraltar is the place for you. The historic coastal town still maintains its rich culture and traditions but has adopted the British way of life with open arms. You won’t struggle to find all of your favourite UK brands on the high street, but the natural scenery and local weather is a huge improvement on Britain.

Gibraltar is Multilingual

Thanks to the diverse cultural background of Gibraltar, you’ll hear a variety of different languages and dialects as you stroll through the town. The three main languages spoken in Gibraltar are English, Spanish and Llanito. This is great news if you’re looking to widen your vocabulary and pick up a new language. Don’t worry if you’re a native English speaker though, most people speak Engish so you won’t have any trouble finding your way around or ordering food at the restaurants in Gibraltar.

Currency in Gibraltar

There are technically two currencies in Gibraltar but both can be used interchangeably. The British pound and the Gibraltar pound are both legal tender and are accepted everywhere. This is good news for any Brits looking to relocate as you won’t have to go through the hassle of exchanging your cash.

Average Cost

Because of how popular Gibraltar is and its modest size, it has become one of the more expensive places to live in this part of the world. As one of the richest places on the planet, Gibraltar is home to some amazing retail districts and high-end residential boroughs. The extra cost is more than worth it for the luxury lifestyle but be sure to save up if you’re planning a move to Gibraltar.

Free healthcare

If you’re hoping to relocate to Gibraltar you can rest easy knowing that health care won’t cost you a penny. As a British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar provides its residents with free health care. The rock has adequate, modern healthcare facilities so you and your family will enjoy total peace of mind.

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