Portugal is an excellent place to retire

Portugal is the best place to retire, according to the 2023 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.

Portugal scored an average of 87.43 on the scale, which covered housing, cost of living, visas/benefits, affinity rating, development/governance, climate, and healthcare. Spain was sixth, followed by Greece, France, and Italy.

Portugal placed first in healthcare, development/governance, and visas/benefits. The lowest score was for housing.

“Despite its small size, the country offers something for everyone,” says Terry Coles for International Living, describing the country’s varied landscapes and options, from country to coast, rural to urban, and traditional to contemporary. According to the rankings, “the Portuguese are among the nicest and most genuine people in the world, and they welcome visitors with open arms and kisses on both cheeks.” Due to the fact that English is taught in schools, many inhabitants, especially the younger generation, are proficient.

The report highlighted Portugal’s safety, which ranks sixth on the Global Peace Index, as well as its high-quality public and private healthcare, clear drinkable water, reliable electricity and high-speed internet, easy-to-navigate motorways, and nearly 500,000 expats.

The report concludes with a description of how affordable Portugal is, especially for U.S. expats, after describing the locations where many expatriates settled. A couple may live well on $2,500–$3,000 a month, depending on their lifestyle and whether they own or rent. Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve cost more than areas in the interior. The 2023 Annual Global Retirement Index is based on data from editors, writers, and contributors worldwide.


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