Moving to Scotland . Expatriating and living in Scotland

 

 

Scotland is undoubtedly one of the most magical lands in the world. With a tradition that has often been the subject of wonderful film masterpieces, (such as not remembering James Bond or Harry Potter) could prove to be a viable alternative. For what? To start from scratch. Investing in Scotland is in fact a choice for which many are opting in recent years, both for the quality of life, but especially for the beauty of the landscape. 

Buying a property in Scotland could be the best solution for future investors, who want to give a new lease of life to their daily lives. So, if you are ready and loaded, we can inaugurate this new mini guide. Obviously signed Realigro!

                      

Let's start with the basics, then analyzing what are the documents needed to be able to access Scotland.  Citizens of all European Union countries and of the so-called EEA (European Economic Area) are free to enter Scotland without a visa, but simply by means of an identity card. (remember that the EEA countries are Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). 

 For stays of less than three months, citizens of the following countries may stay with a passport: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Vatican City, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Republic of San Marino, Switzerland, Singapore, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

For citizens of other countries, we recommend that you ask for information at the British Embassy of your country, or consult the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom. Once we have overcome this administrative hurdle, we can get to the heart of our mini guide. What is the cost of living in Scotland? Is it so different from England? 

To answer this question, we have decided to include a small list of the prices of the main goods and basic services. The city of reference is of course Edinburgh and, remember, the national currency is the British pound, corresponding to 1.10 euros. 

Meal, Cheap Restaurant13,00 £ 9,50-15,00

Meal for 2 People, Medium Restaurant, Three-Course £57.50            

Menu from McDonalds (or equivalent menu)5,00 £  

Milk (normal), (1L) £0.94  

Fresh white bread loaf (500g) £0.94  

Rice (white), (1kg) 1,03 £  

Eggs (normal) (12) 1,83 £  

Local cheese (1kg) 6,05 £  

Chicken breast (boned, skinned), (1kg)7,02 £  

One way ticket (local transport) £1.70  

Monthly subscription (full price) £55.00

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Air conditioning, Water, Garbage) for an apartment of 85m2 £136.71          

After having given an economic picture of the Scottish situation, finally we can get to the heart of our mini guide, discovering together what are the prices related to our sector: the real estate! 

Always taking into consideration Edinburgh (remembering that the gap with respect to neighboring cities can reach 200 pounds) a property in the city centre, is presented in the brick market at a rate of no less than £3,943.75 per square metre. To sign a lease, we speak of £612.50 per month.

What can I say, we hope that our mini guide has been useful and exhaustive. All we can do is wish you a good trip to discover Scotland!      

 

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