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Where Maria´s hopes are
27 March 2009 @ 09:41

Even in recession, we still have the sun and the lifestyle... and are naturally hospitable.

This is where my hopes are... Spain will always have sun and spanish essence can always be reminded.

* 2nd tourist destination in the world

Exceptional quality of life

European cities classified according to the Quality of Life of Employees
Barcelona 1
Paris 2
Stockholm 3
Madrid 5
Dublin 9
Lisbon 11
London 13
Prague 25
Athens 27

 

 

Source: Cushman Wakefield Healey & Baker, European Cities Monitor 2005

* The Economist ranks the quality of life in Spain 10th in the world in terms of a set of social, political, cultural and economic parameters.

* Outstanding and modern health system.

*   With the largest number of international schools in Europe according to the European Council of International Schools.

International Schools
Spain 34
Italy 33
France 26
Czech Republic 5
Hungary 2

  • 8,000 km (4,970 miles) of coast & beautiful beaches combined with one of the best all year round climates in Europe.
  • The Spanish coastline has been awarded, for the second time in a row, with 562 Blue Flags, the highest number of this eco-label all over the world. The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label awarded to over 3,200 beaches and marinas in 36 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Canada and the Caribbean in 2006 (www.blueflag.com) www.blueflag.com).
  • Green areas & national parks, excellent sport facilities 313 golf courses and a rich cultural and social life. Spain is "the European golf leader".
  Quality of life GDP per person Diference
  Score Rank $(at PPP) Rank in ranks
Ireland 8.333 1 36,790 4 3
Switzerland 8.068 2 33,580 7 5
Norway 8.051 3 39,590 3 0
Luxembourg 8.015 4 54,690 1 3
Sweden 7.937 5 30,590 19 14
Australia 7.925 6 31,010 14 8
Iceland 7.911 7 33,560 8 1
Italy 7.810 8 27,960 23 15
Denmark 7.796 9 32,490 10 1
Spain 7.727 10 25,370 24 14
Singapore 7.719 11 32,530 9 -2
Finland 7.618 12 29,650 20 8
USA 7.615 13 41,529 2 -11
Canada 7.599 14 34,150 5 -9
New Zealand 7.436 15 25,110 25 10
Netherlands 7.433 16 30,920 15 -1
Japan 7.392 17 30,750 16 -1
Hong Kong 7.347 18 31,660 11 -7
Portugal 7.307 19 19,530 31 12
Austria 7.268 20 31,420 12 -8
Taiwan 7.259 21 28,070 22 1
Greece 7.163 22 22,340 27 5
Cyprus 7.097 23 20,500 30 7
Belgium 7.095 24 30,660 17 -7
France 7.084 25 30,640 18 -7
Germany 7.048 26 28,250 21 -5
Slovenia 6.986 27 21,892 28 1
Malta 6.934 28 18,710 32 4
United Kingdom 6.917 29 31,150 13 -16
Korea, South 6.877 30 23,360 26  -4
 

*PPP "purchasing power parity"
Source: EIU "Worldwide Quality-of-life Index 2005" (Score on a scale from 1 to 10)

 

By Maria L. de Castro

web@costaluzlawyers.es

www.costaluzlawyers.es

 

 

Beach gates by Chodaboy at flickr.com


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3 Comments


Funluvin said:
27 March 2009 @ 09:44

I think your hopes will be realised, no country is perfect and everything in life cannot turn out 100% all the time...and as you say Spain does have the sun, hospitable people and beautiful countryside.

Scotland has 2 out of these 3!!





MAria said:
27 March 2009 @ 10:17

Welcome to the bright side of the coin!
Maria


Chrissie1 said:
27 March 2009 @ 20:08

I wonder if Maria has ever been to the UK. We have extremely colourful seasons, beautiful nature and walks. I have spanish friends who say you cannot beat our seasons.

Reards Christina



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