Portugal has been voted one of the top places to retire/live in for the past years. This does not come by surprise as it is home to some amazing and noticeable features. It is a country known all around the world for it's fantastic weather almost year round, extensive and luscious beaches across the Portuguese coastline and the quality and variety of it's gastronomy. However it has some very interesting facts that not everybody knows about. Here are some of them:
It is the 4th Safest country in the world according to the Global Safety Index;
12th best health system in the world according to the WHO;
Best Beaches in Europe and the World (World Travel Awards);
Among the world’s best golf courses;
Portuguese are known to be kind and welcoming to newcomers;
Among the world’s Top Wines as per Wine Spectator;
Home to a lot of historical monuments;
It has the 6th best passport in the World;
Portugal has been voted among the top 7 places to retire by the BBC and the 9th Best Place to retire in the World, by International Living;
The Algarve has been voted 6 years in a row as the Best Place in the World to Retire by the Retire Overseas Index.
If you are looking for a calm relaxed lifestyle in which to enjoy everything life may have to offer Portugal is an ideal place to settle. On the other hand if you are looking for a good investment Portugal is also a very good place where you can invest into real estate knowing you will get good value and quality for your money.