Costly Spanish healthcare system pushing British expats to Portugal

Pedro Gonçalves
Costly Spanish healthcare system pushing British expats to Portugal

As private healthcare is set to become compulsory in Spain, thousands of retired British expats are now considering moving to neighbouring Portugal. The UK's basic state pension is worth just 1100 euros a month. The majority of British retirees in the country said they were using Spain's healthcare system with its free prescriptions and treatment. However, private health insurance will be required after December 2020. A retired couple can expect to pay over €250 a month or more depending on...

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