According to the World Health Organization Spain and in particular Javea in the Costa Blanca North is one of the top 10 healthiest places to live in the World.
If you’re looking to move overseas on a long term basis, climate, economy, lifestyle and healthcare systems are of course very important factors to consider. Any of these things can hugely influence a person’s quality and length of life. The average life expectancy of a country might suggest a lot about its culture and factors that help guarantee a good quality of life, such as lower crime rates and good healthcare.
Spain is the healthiest place to live in Europe, according to research. The average life expectancy is 81.4 years, and 70.9 is the average number of years of a healthy life. According to the medical journal Lancet, this is two years longer than for people living in the UK. Due in no small part to its spectacular coastline, picturesque scenery and delightful climate, the Costa Blanca North which runs from Gandia to Benidorm has been described as one of the healthiest places to live in by the World Health Organisation.
The World Health Organisation claims that Spain has a “near perfect environment as it is possible to obtain”. Much like the UK, anybody who officially resides in Spain may claim free healthcare.
Xabia/Javea, according to The World Health Organisation, is one of the healthiest climates to live in. It is protected from harsh winds in winter, which is good for keeping colds at bay, and it enjoys a unique microclimate that is regarded as one of the world’s healthiest. Average temperatures are 15°C during December and January, rising to an average of 30ºC in August so a property in Javea isn’t going to run up high heating bills. It also has more recorded hours of sunlight than any other place in Spain, which is great for vitamin D levels and keeping you cheerful!
As well as the rich and famous Javea continues to attract purchasers from the UK, with many looking to obtain holiday homes as well as first time buys as it has been ranked the second-best country in the world for first-time buyers.
A report by UK relocation service MoveHub analysed 33 countries by comparing property prices for 2016 with average salaries to determine the best countries for first-time buyers.
The United Arab Emirates topped the list thanks to an almost 8% drop in property prices last year.
Spain saw a 2.2% increase in salaries against a 5.75% drop in property prices, putting in second place, followed by Greece, Singapore and Switzerland.
“Countries with the highest salary growth enjoyed more affordable property prices or even prices in decline, making them the best places for first-time buyers,” said MoveHub in a statement.
With the combination of great scenery, relaxed atmosphere, delightful climate, stunning beaches, a friendly and safe community, award winning restaurants and exclusive accommodation Javea is the place to buy.
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