Malta has been named as the number one destination for retirees after research carried out by Yahoo! Finance and Insurance company Castle Cover revealed that its great weather, low crime levels and excellent healthcare were among the factors winning over pensioners.
The companies also looked at the average taxes and house prices of countries around the world to come to their conclusions. The second place spot was taken by Portugal, which was praised for its cheap property with the survey noting that the average house is three times cheaper than in France. Spain, Barbados, USA, Australia, Thailand, Jamaica, Morocco and Greece made up the remainder of the top ten.
“With over 3,100 hours of sunshine a year, an average year-round temperature of 18.9°C and English as a first language for most people, it's no surprise Brits flock to the Mediterranean archipelago, making Malta our top, all-round retirement destination,” commented the site.
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