Posts from June 2022

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. 
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