Hello I am applying for teaching jobs in Spain, but just have so many questions. Can anyone out there answer any for me or point me to someone who can. 1. Teaching jobs in Spain have lower salaries than UK but schools say the cost of living being less out there makes up for this. Is this really true? 2. Do Spanish schools offer pensions, or do you need a private one? 3. We pay water rates and council tax etc here in UK. What do you pay for in Spain? 4. What are the pros and cons of Spanish vs British mortagages? Would it be better to remortgae my property in England to pay for Spanish property out-right, or take out Spanish mortgage? 5. I assume in Spain you need private health insurance - how much would this cost? 6. How do deductions from wages compare to UK regards tax and national insurance? 7. If you buy a property in Spain do you still have suveys done? Also are there any other costs involved, beside solicitors fees? How do solicitors fees compare to UK? 8. If I work in Spain for a couple of years then wish to come back, will it affect my postion on the national pay scales? Will my two years in Spain count? 9. Can anyone give me any top tips to consider or pitfalls to avoid who have experience of working in Spain? Please Help!!!!!