Being a pensioner in Romania is not a privilege at all. In a list of the best countries to retire, made by a Spanish relocation company, our country does not even appear on the list. But let’s see which are the best countries in Europe for retirement.
With one of the lowest pensions in the European Union, pensioners in Romania face significant difficulties to ensure a decent living. Many of them have to depend on the financial support of their children or even continue to work after they have retired.
While the reality of Romanian retirees is a difficult one, a recent report shows that there are European countries that offer better conditions for retirement, and Portugal ranks first in this ranking.
According to the Moving to Spain company, based on several factors such as: population, life expectancy, cost of living, house prices, safety, or health, Portugal ranks first, with a Retirement Score: 7.83.
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Spain and Italy they have a retirement score of 7.31, according to the report, both ranking second on this list. In order to start the retirement process in Spain, interested parties should seek to obtain a long-stay visa or a residence visa. Spain is known for its fantastic culture and architecture. And Barcelona has even been named the happiest holiday destination in Europe in 2023, according to Club Med.
Life is good in Italy too. According to the report, it would have the highest percentage of people aged 65 and over than any other country in Europe.
It ranks third in the list of the best European countries for retirement Greeceand the ranking is completed by Bulgaria, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Malta and Ireland.
Top of the best countries in Europe for retirement
Factors taken into account:
– population, life expectancy, cost of living, house prices, safety, health
1st place: Portugal
2nd place: Spain and Italy
3rd place: Greece
4th place: Bulgaria
5th place: France
6th place: Slovenia
7th place: Croatia
8th place: Malta
9th place: Ireland