The city of Malaga emerges as the best city in the world to live in, and a preferred destination for expatriates, according to the latest InterNations survey highlighted by Forbes magazine. This comprehensive survey, encompassing 49 global cities, draws upon the subjective perspectives of over 12,000 respondents representing 177 nationalities residing in 181 countries. The assessment considers various factors including quality of life, ease of settling in, and personal finances.
Nestled on the Costa del Sol, Malaga not only claims the top spot overall but excels in categories such as friendliness, climate, and work-life balance. The respondents applaud the city’s safety, affordable public transport, opportunities for sports, and vibrant social scene. However, the local job market receives criticism, positioning Malaga at 41st place in this particular aspect.
Spain, as a nation, emerges as a clear favorite among the international community, with Alicante and Valencia securing the second and third positions, respectively. Madrid secures the sixth spot, acknowledged for its digital and financial prowess, coupled with a high quality of life. Meanwhile, Barcelona holds the thirteenth position in the ranking. This collective recognition underscores Spain’s appeal to expatriates, showcasing its diverse and attractive offerings across various cities.
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