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What is the best place in the world to live?

Forbes published an article that included the top 3 destinations in the world to live and retire after COVID-19.


They write: "The experience of this challenging period will give us a strengthened and perhaps reinvented understanding of what is most important in life." This situation gives new perspectives and shows that we should not delay choices, but must choose quality of life now.


And do you know which location they consider to be the number one place in the world to retire or move to for a better lifestyle?


Right, the Algarve.


10 reasons why they choose the Algarve as the best place


    • Year-round Sunshine - Portugal enjoys one of the most stable climates in the world and 3,300 hours of sunshine per year, meaning more sunny days than almost anywhere else in Europe. 
    • Safety - Portugal ranks as the third safest country in the world. Violent crime is rare, and petty crime is limited to pickpocketing during the busy tourist season. As well, this country has managed to keep itself separate from the immigration crisis that is playing out in other parts of Europe.
    • Good Infrastructure - Portugal has enjoyed important infrastructure investments in recent years, specifically to do with the country’s highway network and airports. As a result, this is a great base for exploring all Europe.
    • International Standard Health Care  - Health care in Portugal is high quality and a fraction the cost of health care in other countries. If you become a resident, public health care is free.
    • Golf -  Portugal’s Algarve region boasts 42 courses in less than 100 miles.
    • Great Beaches - The European Blue Flag Association has awarded 88 beaches along the Algarve coast Blue Flag status, recognizing their excellent water quality and environmental standards. 
    • Affordable Cost Of Living - The cost of living in Portugal is among the lowest in Western Europe, on average 30% lower than in any other country in the region. A couple could live here modestly but comfortably on a budget of as little as 1,300 euros per month. With a budget of 2,000 euros per month or more, you could enjoy a fully appointed lifestyle in this heart of the Old World.
    • The Language - English is widely spoken. Living here, you could get by without learning to speak Portuguese.
    • Healthy Living - The Portuguese are the biggest fish eaters per capital in Europe, and fresh fish of great variety is available in the ever-present daily markets. The year-round sunshine and fertile earth in this part of the world mean an abundance of fresh produce, too, also available in the local markets. Meantime, pollution rates are low, and streets, towns, and beaches are clean and litter-free.
    • Retiree Residency - Portugal offers the most user-friendly residency option in the Euro-zone. 


Is the Algarve also your number 1 location?

Read the full article from Forbes here.