More People Planning To Retire Abroad.


More people planning to retire abroad.




UK resident’s statistics living abroad and property prices

UK residents made 5.8 million visits abroad in May 2017. In 2015, according to United Nations, 1.2 million people retired overseas. 15% of British people specified the want of better quality of life, indicating the weather a key factor, and generally better costs and living standards.

During the period March to May 2017, there were 2% more visits abroad by UK residents. Spain is top of the list for people in the UK to retire to. Data collected in 2015 showed 310,000 people lived there. Ireland is second with 250,000 and France third with 190,000.


More people planning to retire abroad.


In comparison with UK’s and New Zealand’s house expenses, New Zealand’s prices rose up to 6% in the last couple of years. Whereas house prices in the UK rose slightly at a slower pace remaining close to 5%. Auckland, NZ is the country’s most expensive housing with an average price of $825,000 (NZ) £464,227 (GBP). London remains the most expensive place in the UK in which to own a property. The value of house prices in the capital increased by 2.9%.

The east of England saw growth in home values this year dated up to June at 7.2% following up by the east Midlands at 7.1%. House prices saw great rises from 2001 to 2007 at about 114% in New Zealand, house values continues to rise, but at a better slower rate for both countries.

Phil Schofield, Head of Inbound Marketing at Schofields said: “Given the opportunity to settle across seas in scorching weather, relaxing by the pool and embracing new culture, it definitely ticks all the right boxes. I could predict the results would come back strong on the fact people still want to dream on retiring abroad.”

He continued: “It’s interesting to see the top five places to retire to as it can be unpredictable. These top places offer a good quality of life which seems to tie in with great weather and good food.”


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*This is a collaborative post. Infographic design by Su {Ethan & Evelyn}



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Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 01/09/2017 / 9:02 am

    What a great insight into Brits’ behaviour, but I have to say….it doesn’t come as a huge surprise. My husband and I have long been talking of moving abroad when we retire – somewhere warm and with a year-round mild temperature would be great!

  2. 01/09/2017 / 9:06 am

    Hi Su, I wonder where you will retire too!! I’m loving your infographic! I’m not sure where the future will take us. Maybe somewhere warmer!! #FabFridayPost

    • 06/09/2017 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you very much. I’ve done it on canva. It was really easy. I’d love to retire somewhere warm too. Thailand? or perhaps closer to UK – so I can be closer to the kids. 🙂 x

  3. 01/09/2017 / 2:17 pm

    I can see the attraction of sipping Cianti in the Tuscan hills in my sixties for sure! Smiled and pleased the stats for Ireland there too! #FabFridayPost

    • 06/09/2017 / 1:39 pm

      Wow! That sound like a great plan to me! I’ve never been there before but I’ve heard so many good things about it.

  4. 01/09/2017 / 3:08 pm

    How funny you posted this now. My husband has actually been considering this possibility!! First it was Ecuador, and lately it’s been Italy….we’ll see!!

    • 06/09/2017 / 1:42 pm

      Oh Wow! That’s a coincidence! Ecuador sound like such a lovely place to be retiring at. Italy is not too far from us – so was can come & visit you! 🙂 Actually, we have friend in Rome and we are going to visit them this October. How exciting! x

  5. 01/09/2017 / 6:05 pm

    I had never really thought of retiring abroad. Funny enough, if we went anywhere overseas it would probably be in Europe somewhere, most likely Germany. My husband was stationed there while he was in the Army and said if he could live anywhere, it would be there! …We would also settle for the mountains in Tennessee here in the U.S. 😉 #fabfridaypost

    • 06/09/2017 / 1:45 pm

      Interesting. Germany is such a beautiful place. I’ve heard a lot about it. & We could come & visit you also as it is not too far. 🙂 x

  6. 02/09/2017 / 1:49 pm

    Sounds like our state; nearly everyone moves out of state to retire.

  7. 02/09/2017 / 2:34 pm

    I would love to retire abroad! We have actually spoken about moving to a different country while the children are still young too which is in serious consideration after we’ve finished building our family! #fabfridaypost

    • 06/09/2017 / 1:53 pm

      Interesting. I have a friend who had also moved to Aussie land when kids are still young. They’ve said their quality of life is so much better there.

  8. 02/09/2017 / 2:49 pm

    Interesting read, something I haven’t really thought about X #fabfridaypost

  9. 02/09/2017 / 2:56 pm

    Interesting statistics. I would love to retire to somewhere with warmer weather for more of the year. I’ve got a ways to go before retiring though!
    Love your infographic!

  10. 08/09/2017 / 2:08 pm

    Interesting statistics, I wonder if they will change much because of Brexit? We have a place in France, and agents there have seen a huge downturn in sales due to Brexit. People will be worried about their pensions and the exchange rate too, I suspect. It’s still tempting to move to warmer climes though! #FabFridayPost

    • 17/09/2017 / 3:04 pm

      Oh yes! Very interesting question. That doesn’t sound very good. I hope it doesn’t affects much.

  11. 09/09/2017 / 3:03 am

    Su, thanks for this great info. It’s so funny to hear your ‘abroad’ vs ours here in the states. I long to be an expat these days, whether retired or not! sorry for the delay in responding! I’m trying hard to catch up! M’wah Friend! #FabFridayPost xoxo

    • 17/09/2017 / 3:08 pm

      That’s okay Lisa. No worries at all. Thank you for commenting. Where will you be as an expat? xx

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