Brits moving to an expatriate life can use a number of methods to keep their outgoings to a minimum.
Investment organisation Shelter Offshore recommends expatriates use a new price comparison website and that they budget and haggle on prices to cut costs.
By using internet service uSwitch.com’s soon-to-be-launched comparison site for English speakers living in Spain, expats could save money.
As rival comparison site Moneysupermarket.com has already established a site in Germany, "let’s hope the trend for market competitiveness continues because as long as it does we’re the winners!" says Shelter Offshore.
It also advise expatriates start with a clear budget, enjoy the outdoor life and reduce their food bills.
A move abroad is a chance to make a real change, says the firm: "Cut up your credit cards and learn to live on what you have each month," it recommends.