Retirement destination

TWO independent surveys have revealed that Portugal is rated as the third most desirable place in the world for Britons to retire to.

The surveys, carried out by NatWest International and Saga, both said lower living costs, a mild climate and good healthcare facilities were the primary reason for Brits choosing to retire to Portugal.

According to the NatWest International survey, by 2050 the number of British citizens opting to retire abroad is set to increase to 3.3 million.