Why Spain is the world's healthiest country

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World famous for its outstanding cuisine, Spain is not just about paella, gazpacho or tapas. Did you know that today Spain is the world's healthiest country according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index? While the local cuisine contributes – without any doubt – to the nation's health, here are five good reasons why moving to Spain can be the best decision you have ever taken in your whole life. According to the Spanish Ministry of Interior, over 28,000 new arrivals are recorded every year.

An excellent health system

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Today, Spain's healthcare system is considered to be the best in Europe. The World Health Organisation recommends Spain before that of the United Kingdom, for example, thanks to its quality healthcare and health institutions. It's worth noting that foreigners, including expats and visitors, are also entitled to universal healthcare. Life expectancy in Spain stands at 83.38 years.

A warm climate

beach in Spain

If you're looking to switch your home country's greyish and rainy weather for the sun all year round, moving to Spain is definitely the best decision you could ever take. Most big Spanish cities, including Barcelona, are attractive destinations for expats thanks to their pleasant climate, even in winter. Do you need another reason why you should not miss its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere?

An incomparable quality of life

nature in Spain

Spain has not only a tremendous historical and cultural heritage but also beautiful lush nature that you can explore during your stay. Mountains and valleys and the beautiful beaches offer a breathtaking landscape where freedom and well-being are guaranteed. So whether you're an international student, a professional or entrepreneur, or looking to retire in Spain, you're likely to enjoy an unparalleled quality of life.

The work-life balance

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If work-life balance is what's driving you elsewhere, Spain has got what you need. Amidst the developed big cities, siesta remains an essential part of the local traditions. Haven't you always wanted to take a nap after lunch break before getting back to work? On top of that, many shops close between 2 and 5 pm so that everyone can enjoy their siesta.

The Mediterranean diet

cuisine in Spain

As mentioned above, Spanish cuisine is considered one of the healthiest in the world. With abundant fish and seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables that you can buy at local markets, olive oil and garlic, it caters for all tastes. You will also enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables like nowhere else.