The 2021 Annual Global Retirement Index from International Living has ranked Portugal as the best country in Europe to retire – and the fifth-best in the world. Meanwhile, it has also emerged that Portugal is the fourth most searched-for retirement hotspot on Google.
Portugal is famous for its culture and the perfect balance of lifestyle & leisure time it offers retirees in particular. The Iberian country has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world, meaning that this country ticks many boxes when it comes to retirement destinations.
Lisbon is not only the capital city but also the largest city in Portugal. It has an estimated population of over 544,851 residents within 100.05 km of area.
As well as being a beautiful city with lots of stunning architecture, Lisbon also has a plethora of other visitor attractions to enjoy during your visit. These include Arco da Rua Augusta, Aquarium Vasco da Gama, Basilica da Estrela and the Belém Tower are just some of the many things to see when in Lisbon.
The Algarve’s beautiful sunshine and amazing beaches make it a popular location to retire. But there’s a lot more to it than just sunbathing – golfing, surfing, and mountain climbing is also very popular here.
Your living expenses will be low in Portugal. The food and wine are largely locally sourced and the quality is excellent.
Portugal’s easy connectivity from the UK makes it an excellent choice for those looking to retire to the sun but still maintain regular contact with family and friends back home.