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Nine reasons why Spain is such a popular country to visit or to live in

Nine reasons why Spain is such a popular country to visit or to live in
  • Sunshine in Spain is higher than 2500 hours per year…
    No other country can compete in Europe with that and if you calculate the number of square kilometers with at least 2500 hours of sun per year, Spain has about 80% of the European supply.
  • Spain has the second longest coastal line in the south of Europe behind Italy. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Spain.
  • Spain is the world’s healthiest country
  • Spain enjoys a very stable political environment compared to Africa or Turkey for instance.
  • Life expectancy in Spain is the best country in the world!
  • The Spanish health Care System is the seventh best in the world as the ranking of the World Health Organization.
  • Spain is at the fourth in the world for work life balance behind the Netherlands, Denmark and France. What a terrific result! The key findings of the research from OECD are that the ability to successfully combine work, family commitments and personal life are important for the well-being of all members of a household. In Spain, almost 6% of employees work very long hours, less than the OECD average of 13%. The more people work, the less time they have to spend on other activities, such as time with others, leisure activities, eating or sleeping. The amount and quality of leisure time are important for people’s overall well-being and can bring additional physical and mental health benefits. In Spain, full-time workers devote 66% of their day on average, or 15.9 hours, to personal care (eating, sleeping, etc.) and leisure (socialising with friends and family, hobbies, games, computer and television use, etc.) – more than the OECD average of 15 hours. At around 1.3 children per woman, fertility rates in Spain have been amongst the lowest in the OECD for the past two decades. Increasingly, women and men first want to establish themselves in the labour market before having children. This has led to a postponement of childbirth and the average age of first childbirth for mothers is now close to 30. Low fertility rates are also related to a fall in the number of large families and a significant proportion of women remaining childless.”
  • The cost of life in Spain is much lower than European averages. With the help of the Statistics from Eurostat as of December 2017 you can compare Spain vs all the other countries in Europe.
    Of course, some countries, like the Scandinavians, are more expensive than others… Below you can see the average differences:
  • Spain is a very rich country in terms of culture. You have a lot of Museums, many historic places, many sightseeing places.
    Spain has as well 45 UNESCO Sites and as such is the third country in the world behind Italy & China in terms of the number of sites!
    So, don’t expect Spain to be just Sun and beaches! Click here to se links to sightseeing places.

Lisa Forsström

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