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Algarve is world's number one retirement destination

4828The 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
    Health care
    Residency options
    English spoken
    Expat community
    Real estate affordability
    Real estate restrictions
    Environmental factors
    Crime and safety


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+1 #4 Jefferson 2017-08-10 16:27
Wouldn't it be great if Portugal was also the Land of Effective Occupation for one and all?

The EU was never intended to be just a relocation programme to swap from north to south pensioners for able bodied.
0 #3 Neil M 2017-08-09 14:21
One of the criteria in the analysis, is the provision of Health Care.
Most foreign nationals living in Portugal, have access to a very good Health Care system and this could have contributed to Portugal scoring a high result.
-1 #2 Mike Towl 2017-08-09 07:30
Not many Algarvians are smiling either. There again there not "Reformados Estrangeiros."
+1 #1 Mr John 2017-08-08 23:24
It's a good advertisement for the website but i've been to many of the places mentioned there, ah, no, the figures are out of date and so is the story, i'll mention Thailand, i know it well, they (used) to call it LOS, Land Of Smiles, but not many people are smiling there, be weary before you move, have you been or lived in Malaysia, i have but left quickly, good enough article to read saturated with ads but not entirely accurate.

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