The Algarve again is number one in the ranking of the world's top ten retirement destinations.
Live and Invest Overseas analysed over a dozen criteria and decided that, for the fourth year in a row, the Algarve is the best place in the world in which to spend those golden retirement years.
The 2017 ranking of the ten best world destinations in which to retire, includes Lisbon in seventh place.
The Algarve scores well in access to healthcare, entertainment and recreational facilities, security - the website states that summertime police reinforcements reduces crime - as well as the cost of living and property prices.
Lisbon also scores well and is in seventh place with high scores for entertainment and nightlife, safety and an excellent gastronomy.
After the Algarve comes Valletta (Malta), Mazatlan (Mexico), Abruzzo (Italy), Saint-Chinian (France), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Lisbon, Budapest, San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) and George Town (Malaysia).
Details about the ranking can be found on the Live and Invest Overseas website.
The factors taken into account are:
Cost of living
Real estate affordability
Real estate restrictions
Crime and safety