Want to live for longer? Move to Spain, suggests the latest findings from the World Health Organisation.
The latest figures from the organisation shows that Spaniards have the best health and life expectancy of any country in Europe: residents of Spain are expected to live for 83 years, two years longer than the UK, where people are expected to live until the age of 81.
Plentiful sunshine and fresh air, a Mediterranean diet and fabulous local wine (the Spanish consume 11.2 litres of alcohol per person per year, against a world average of 6.2 litres) are all likely contributors to the robust longevity of the Iberian population.
« Taylor Wimpey España has had a bumper summer, » confirms Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of the homebuilder, « with UK buyers in particular keen to purchase property here. Many of them are looking for more than just a couple of weeks’ use of their second home during the summer months. We’re seeing buyers who are keen to stay for extended periods – often weeks or months at a time – and many who plan to make the move to Spain fulltime. »