If you are planning on moving to Spain, you are by no means alone. According to the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security, & Immigration, the number of Britons resident in Spain increased by 7 percent in 2021 compared to 2020. In 2019 the number of Britons living in Spain was 359,471, while at the end of December last year that had gone up to 407,628. 
There cannot be many Britons who have not been to Spain for a holiday at least once during their lifetimes. Many people go there every year for the sun, the sea, the laid-back lifestyle, and the general friendliness of the Spanish. So, it is not a great surprise that quite a number of us decide that it would be great to live there all year round. 
Did you know that the average person moves home seven times in their lifetime? OK, some people don’t do that: only yesterday we read about a woman in West Wickham, Kent, who has lived in the same house her entire life. She’s 96! Then again, some people move a lot more than seven times. 
If you have ever been on holiday to Portugal, you will know that life there is stress-free, the people are friendly, and most of them speak English. The weather is great as well. Many Brits go there for their holidays, year in and year out. And that is why, when it comes to retirement, quite a number of people decide to move there for good. The Algarve is especially popular. In fact, Brits have been settling in the Algarve for over 30 years. 
Many people in the UK decide to move overseas for one reason or another. For people who are due to retire, many want to be in a country where the sun shines. For others, they may need to move abroad for business reasons. Whatever the reason, a very popular destination indeed is France. Perhaps because this is our nearest neighbour on the continent, and perhaps because they have been there for holidays and just love the atmosphere. 
People who live in the UK love nothing more than taking their two weeks summer holiday, getting on a plane, and flying off to somewhere where the sun always shines. This is true wherever you live, even in the Southeast where it is sunnier than in other parts of the country. But for those in the North, or in Scotland, being able to sit on a beach for two weeks doing pretty much nothing certainly has its’ attractions. 
Many Britons have gone on holiday to Portugal during the course of their lives, and, indeed, many go there every year. This is especially true in the case of the Algarve on the Atlantic coast where you can have two weeks of solid sun, and something which appeals to many men, and that is golf. The Algarve has 35 golf courses, including some of the best in Europe. 
We have said this before at Movers International, yet it remains true, that one of the most stressful experiences that any of us have in our lives is moving home. And yet, on average we move every seven years! 
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