MALAGA VOTED THE BEST CITY

14th December 2023
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Malaga city, on the Costa del Sol

Foreigners who live and work in Malaga are clear: the city is the best place in the world to do so. This is what Forbes magazine has reported from this year’s InterNations survey, confirming that the city’s allure has skyrocketed in the last two decades.

The list totals and ranks 49 cities worldwide and is based on the subjective perception of expatriates. To compile the list, InterNations surveyed more than 12,000 people from around the world, representing 177 different nationalities who live in a total of 181 countries. The report took into account factors such as quality of life, ease of settling in, personal finances and others.

Spain is a clear favourite.

Malaga city, on the Costa del Sol, not only topped the overall ranking, but also shone in areas such as friendliness, climate, and work-life balance. Respondents valued safety, the cost of public transport, the ease of practising sports and the lively social life of the city.

Spain is a clear favourite with the foreign community: second and third places went to Alicante and Valencia, respectively. In sixth place is Madrid, which was noted by the respondents for its digital and financial power and high quality of life. Barcelona was ranked in thirteenth place.


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