The top 3 also holds true for the top 10 of the Expat City Ranking: five of the ten best cities are located on the Iberian Peninsula, with Málaga (6th) and Madrid (9th) joining Valencia, Alicante, and Lisbon.
Despite leaving the podium, Portugal continues to be one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Portugal comes in fourth place in this year’s Global Peace Index behind only Iceland, New Zealand and Denmark.
The 2021 Post Office Travel Money Holiday Report for 2021 found that Portugal was tops for Brits looking for good value. The Post Office barometer monitors the price of eight tourist items – comprising dinner for two with a bottle of wine, a range of soft and alcoholic drinks, suncream and insect repellent.
Portugal has topped the charts (5th place) for the best places to retire through the years. Portugal is expat favorite and offers easy paths to residency. There are a number of long-term visa options for living in Europe: a student visa, work visa, retirement visa, investment visa, business/entrepreneur visa (for small- and medium-sized businesses), self-employment visa, digital nomad visa, spousal/partner visa and citizenship via descent.