Inspired by a couple of Go Curry Cracker’s posts outlining their digs while traveling to different continents, I thought I’d show you what ~$1,300 per month (1,000€) looks like in Granada, Spain.
Fortunately for us, the U.S. Dollar has strengthened against the Euro quite a bit since we first arrived a mere six months ago. Back in July, our rent equated to about $1,430 per month. Now that figure is down to under $1,100.
So what do you get for that kind of money?
With a 1-year lease, you get your own furnished house in the old quarter of town known as the Albaicín district. This charming World Heritage Site is built on a hill and retains the narrow, winding streets of its medieval Moorish past.
There are no cars to be heard. The “streets” are cobblestoned lanes as wide as your wingspan and passable by foot or the occasional dedicated mountain biker. I’m planning another post on the logistics of living where we do since it is a commitment to be sure. For now, let’s carry on with a tour of the inside.
Entering the house through a heavy walnut front door leads you directly to one living area.
Also on the ground floor is a dining area, half-bathroom, and a modern kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with all the needed appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, and clothes washer.
Let’s head up some steep stairs to the upper floors.
This is simply the floor of bedrooms. It includes a master with ensuite bathroom.
Down a hallway are the remaining bedrooms and shared bathroom.
Up another set of stairs brings you to my favorite part of the house. A loft that includes a family room…
…and a small rooftop terrace with an incredible view of the 1000-year old Alhambra fortress – one of Spain’s most visited monuments.
House Quick Facts
- 3 bedrooms
- 2.5 baths – somewhat of a rarity to have this many bathrooms
- Fully furnished
- ~1500 square feet (140 square meters) – sizeable for Spanish standards
- Little-to-no private outdoor space on the ground floor, hence I have a bike stored in the living room and no grill. This is probably one of the biggest downsides of this particular house.
2-car garage– umm, no.
- Utilities not included in rent (water, electric, internet/TV/phone)