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Offline Maik

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Fun in the sun?
« on: Wednesday, 23 April, 2014 @ 14:35:51 »
Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home

Quitting the daily grind for a new life on the Costa del Sol might seem a tempting option. But Britons who chase the sun and migrate to the Mediterranean are actually less happy than if they had stayed at home, an academic study has found.

Almost 3,000 Britons move abroad each week, with around five million now living outside the UK.

However our inability to adapt to the language and culture of these sunkissed new homes means the search for a better lifestyle has made British migrants unhappier.

Migration in numbers

    320,000 – number of people who left the UK in 2013
    1.4m – Brits living and working in EU countries
    383,093 – Brits living in Spain

End to Mediterranean dream for 90,000 Britons who left Spain last year
British expatriates are deserting Spain in droves, according to new figures from Spain's national statistics institute

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Fun in the sun?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 23 April, 2014 @ 15:54:04 »
So much for the government's "net" migration figures.