20 Sep, 2016 @ 08:55
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The costs of living the dream in the Costa del Sol’s most exclusive communities

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mansion-life-7MOST of us dream of purchasing a bolthole in the exclusive enclaves of Marbella’s Zagaleta or Guadalmina Baja, but the depressing reality is that we probably couldn’t even afford the maintenance fees.

Such estates need so much upkeep that the town’s surrounding them have more work than residents.

Benahavis mayor Jose Antonio Mena recently described every mansion as a ‘small business’ because they have to hire six to eight people, adding that his town now has increased job security thanks to the likes of neighbouring Zagaleta and Guadalmina.

But just how much do the extra costs add up to?

Costs per month

Gardener: €1,000

Maid:  €1,260

Chefs: €4,480

Chauffers: €2,800

Pool maintenance: €500

Community fees: €1,000

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