Best places to retire in Europe for Americans

American news website U.S. News listed the 15 best places for Americans who dream to retire in Europe and how affordable it is to fulfil the dream.

Ordered by the average cost of houses per square meter, from the cheapest to the most expensive in Europe, Portugal ranks number 4. Meaning Portugal is one of the best places for Americans to retire.

The article refers many advantages to why Portugal is a great place to retire:

“This Old World region has been attracting foreign retirees for decades and is home to more than 100,000 resident expat retirees. Thanks to its 3,300 hours of sunshine per year, more sunny days than almost anywhere else in Europe, the Algarve has a longstanding reputation as a top summer destination among European sun-seekers and a top winter retreat for those looking to escape Northern Europe’s coldest months.”

The average cost per square meter in the southern region of Algarve, Portugal is $1,345. Much cheaper than France ($14,724) or Spain ($5,213) and those who chose the Algarve aren’t likely to be disappointed:

“The Algarve’s 100 miles of Atlantic coastline are punctuated by jagged rock formations, lagoons and extensive sandy beaches, many awarded coveted blue flags from the European Blue Flag Association. The water off these shores is azure, and the cliff-top vistas are spectacular. In other words, you could fill your days here at the beach swimming, sunning and boating. In addition, the region boasts 42 golf courses in less than 100 miles and is generally recognized as a top golfing destination in continental Europe.”

Retire in Portugal is a great option for those who enjoy the sun, the sand and golf. Mild temperatures all year round, especially in the Algarve area make it possible to enjoy outdoor activities even during winter months.

Read the full article here.



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