Is moving to Spain the secret to longer life?

Spain is on target to become the country with the world’s highest life expectancy, according to the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The average Spanish lifespan is projected to hit 85.8 years by 2040, just surpassing Japan’s 85.7 years.

The researchers believe that one of the key factors behind the longevity of those in Spain is their UNESCO-recognised Mediterranean diet. Spain’s climate allows its people to grow an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the year, while its extensive coastline and superb arable land means that the country also has plenty of locally sourced fish and meat.

Spain’s balmy climate is associated with a range of health benefits too, with sunshine proven to do everything from lower high blood pressure and protect against inflammation to improve brain function and combat depression. Sunlight can even help to stave off conditions such as dementia, prostate cancer and heart disease, where low levels of vitamin D are a contributing factor.

“Spain has the perfect balance of good weather, outstanding cuisine, friendly people and stunning scenery. It’s clear to see why it enjoys one of the highest rates of longevity in the world. With sport so important here too, there’s plenty of scope for keeping fit, which is undoubtedly another contributing factor. The outdoor lifestyle also brings its own benefits for health and happiness.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

There is much to gain by moving to Spain and it seems Brits are well aware of the fact, according to the recently published AnyVan International Dream Moves survey. A full 13% of respondents picked Spain as their number one choice of destination when dreaming of a move overseas, making it the top pick of any country.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España works with clients who are turning their fantasy of a move overseas into a reality. With developments dotted along the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, along with a smattering of locations in Mallorca, the company is well placed to serve those looking for their dream home in Spain.

Green Golf, for example, combines the best elements of all that the Costa del Sol has to offer. Located at Estepona Golf, the development lies just 3 km from the nearest beach, while on-site pools and beautifully landscaped communal gardens ensure that there is plenty of space for residents to relax and enjoy their leisure time. Individual properties benefit from generously proportioned terraces. Interiors, meanwhile, are spacious and stylish. Prices start from €280,000 plus VAT.

House prices are another plus point for those contemplating a move to Spain. The market offers a healthy, stable environment in which to buy. Annual house price rises now stand at 7.2%, according to Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), while Tinsa has projected a rise of between 5% and 7% for the year ahead.

“From longer life to the potential for impressive capital gains, home buyers in Spain have much to look forward to. For buyers from the UK who plan to move to Spain, there is the added benefit of a vastly improved climate – something that is particularly appealing at this time of year!”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.