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Malaga Earns Top Spot as the Ultimate Global Living Destination

Forbes and InterNations Survey Crown Málaga as the Best City Worldwide for Expatriates

In a recent survey conducted by InterNations and featured in Forbes, Málaga emerges as the ultimate destination for expatriates, beating global competitors. The Expat Insider 2023 Report, based on responses from over 12,000 expatriates representing 177 nationalities across 181 countries, highlights Málaga's exceptional appeal. The city's blend of improved urban environment, local friendliness, work and leisure balance, safety, and affordability secured its position at the pinnacle.


  • Local Friendliness and Quality of Life:
  • Work and Leisure Balance
  • Safety and Affordability

Málaga's triumph echoes Spain's dominance in the global rankings. Alicante and Valencia secured second and third place, reinforcing the country's appeal. Madrid and Barcelona also received high rankings, emphasizing the digital and financial strengths of these major cities.

Proximity to Málaga positions Marbella as a premier destination for those seeking a blend of luxury living and the rich cultural experience of the Costa del Sol. Residents and visitors can savor the vibrant culture of Málaga and the upscale living in Marbella, offering the best of both worlds.

I moved to the Costa del Sol in 1999 after living in various locations around mainland Spain and the Islands. What attracted me to the coast was the fact that this really is a year-round destination with so much to do and so many beautiful places to visit in the area, no matter what time of year it is. The fact that we have arguably the best climate in Europe doesn’t do any harm either.                                                                                                                        Julian Hall - director - blue background-modified.png (7.77 MB)Julian Hall -Director 

MOVING TO COSTA DEL SOL:                                                                          
Whether drawn to the luxury lifestyle of Marbella or the buzz of Málaga, individuals considering a move to the Costa del Sol are encouraged to seek professional advice. Whether a full-time expat, part-time remote worker, student, or holiday home owner, finding the perfect place on the Costa del Sol requires careful consideration, and assistance is readily available.

For those embarking on a property search in Spain, reach out to the experts at Status Homes by calling +34 951 204 321 or sending an email to contact@statushomes.com for personalized guidance. Start your journey to the ultimate living experience on the Costa del Sol.

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