Estepona is a municipality located in the province of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It lies on the Mediterranean Sea, about 100 kilometers west of Marbella and 20 kilometers northwest of Manilva.

Spain is a renowned tourist destination for its sunny weather, diverse landscape and rich culture. And while many people come to Spain on vacation, an increasing number are choosing to make the move here permanently.

If you’re thinking about making the move to Estepona, read on for everything you need to know about the quality of life, prices, and tips for expats.

Quality of Life:

Estepona has a wonderful climate, with an average of 300 sunny days per year. The winters are mild and the summers are hot, but not as unbearable as in other parts of Spain.

The municipality is home to a number of beaches, including El Cristo Beach, La Rada Beach and Playa del Padrón. There are also plenty of parks and green spaces, such as Selwo Adventure Park, Parque Botánico Molino de Inca and El Paraíso Golf Club.

Estepona is a great place to raise a family or retire. It’s safe, and friendly and has all the amenities you need for a comfortable life.


Spain is generally more affordable than other Western European countries, and Estepona is no exception.

Rent prices are reasonable, starting at around €500 for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre. Prices go up to €800 for a three-bedroom apartment.

Utilities, such as electricity, water and gas, will cost you around €100 per month. Internet is also relatively affordable, with plans starting at €30 per month.

Tips for Expats:

Spain has a lot of bureaucracy, so be prepared for paperwork when you make the move. It’s advisable to learn some Spanish before you arrive, as not everyone speaks English. That being said, Estepona is a tourist destination so most people in the hospitality industry will be able to understand and communicate in English.

When it comes to finding a place to live, your best bet is to look for long-term rentals online. There are several websites and Facebook groups dedicated to helping expats find apartments and houses for rent in Estepona.

We hope this guide has been helpful for you. Moving to Estepona is a big decision, but we think you’ll be happy you chose once you experience all that this beautiful municipality has to offer. ¡Buena suerte! (Good luck!)"

Frequently asked questions

  • How much does it cost to rent a property in Estepona?
    Of all the our currently available listings in Estepona, the rent range between €550 and €38,000 depending on location, size and facilities.
  • How many long term rental properties are available in Estepona?
    We currently have 266 available rentals available. In these, we have 139 apartments and 119 villas and townhouses. Sign up for a search agent to receive new listings by email.

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