Everyone reach this age when they have enough of busy commute to work, children are old enough to feed themselves and levels of energy makes them crave more of a peaceful lie down on the beach or a park than an adventure. This is the time when they look through leaflets and check online for over 65 travel insurance reviews. Those lucky ones with enough savings to pack their bags and move abroad research their potential retirement destinations. Here is a list of the most popular retirement spots for the British seniors.
As one of the smallest states in the world, Malta is also one of the most densely populated countries on earth – for good reason, too. With more than 3,100 hours of sunshine a year, an average temperature of 19C and English as a first language for most people, it’s no surprise that many British citizens flock to the Mediterranean archipelago.
Portugal is famed for its rich history, good health care and wonderful weather. Sharing time zones with the UK, pensioners will also find it remarkably cheap to live here. For example, it’s around three times cheaper to buy property in Portugal than in France. It also has the third largest European expat community after Spain and France.
Spain has the largest expat community in Europe and it is believed to have the lowest crime rate. With beautiful cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, the rolling countryside of Catalonia, historic UNESCO – protected areas like Toledo and islands including Tenerife, Ibiza and Menorca, there’s plenty of choice to set up a retirement nest.
While the economic crisis remains dire, this country continues to offer a relaxed lifestyle for many who have managed to save for their retirement. Greece offers great weather, readily available health care and a low crime rate.