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Villas For Sale In Bodrum – Could You Afford To Retire To Bodrum?

Villas for sale in Bodrum are increasingly the destination of choice for retirees to Turkey. But why choose this country? One key factor is the inexpensive cost of living. Is this something you could afford? Read on to find out.

It’s easy to see the attraction of moving to foreign climes when retirement comes. The British climate is unforgiving, and the prospect of warmer, sunnier days is very alluring. The reason why villas for sale in Turkey are becoming even more attractive than Spain and France is simply that the cost of living is much cheaper. It’s estimated that in 2016, living on a budget of £1,000 a month in Bodrum is perfectly realistic; in fact, you could manage on less if required. The costings are roughly as follows: groceries will amount to around £200 per month, while council tax will only set you back a meagre £6. Home insurance will eat into your budget to the tune of around £13 and broadband is a snip at just £15. With the warmer climate, it’s likely your utility bills won’t rise beyond £140, depending on the time of year. Private family healthcare won’t break the bank at just £60-70. And if you really want to live rather than exist, then set aside around £500 for costs such as eating in restaurants and running a car. Of course, this is just a rough estimate. There are areas where you can cut corners. If you don’t want the ongoing expense of private healthcare, for example, you can pay for services as you require them. A consultation with a GP is around £30, so as long as you have a contingency budget, it’s perfectly reasonable to pursue this course.

At Keyholders International Property Group, we specialise in property for sale in Turkey, including a great range of villas for sale in Bodrum. There is something for every budget on our website at http://keyholdersinternational.com/. If you have queries about property for sale in Turkey, please do call us on 0131 464 0064.