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Top 20 expat hotspots for British pensioners

Investment platform easyMoney has put together a list of favourite destinations for UK expats who are drawing a state pension

Sun, sea and sand – that's the dream of many, and one that many have been able to achieve if the top country of residence for British pensioners is any indication.

Investment platform easyMoney has put together a list of favourite destinations for UK expats who are drawing a state pension, from an estimated total of 1.2 million claiming the entitlement from abroad.

The firm's chief executive Andrew de Candole said: 'Spending your golden years abroad is an attractive option for many but it does rely on having a sizeable private pension pot.

'Investors need to put their money to work whilst they are working in order to reap the rewards when they retire.'

From icy cold Sweden to sizzling Spain, we share the top 20 countries for British retirees.

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Sun, sea and sand – that's the dream of many, and one that many have been able to achieve if the top country of residence for British pensioners is any indication.

Investment platform easyMoney has put together a list of favourite destinations for UK expats who are drawing a state pension, from an estimated total of 1.2 million claiming the entitlement from abroad.

The firm's chief executive Andrew de Candole said: 'Spending your golden years abroad is an attractive option for many but it does rely on having a sizeable private pension pot.

'Investors need to put their money to work whilst they are working in order to reap the rewards when they retire.'

From icy cold Sweden to sizzling Spain, we share the top 20 countries for British retirees.

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20. Sweden

Number of expat pensioners: 5,920

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19. Greece

Number of expat pensioners: 5,940

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18. Japan

Number of expat pensioners: 6,270

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17. Malta

Number of expat pensioners: 6,380

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16. Jersey

Number of expat pensioners: 9,180

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15. Portugal

Number of expat pensioners: 10,920

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14. Switzerland

Number of expat pensioners: 11,530 

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13. Jamaica

Number of expat pensioners: 12,840

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12. Netherlands

Number of expat pensioners: 12,910

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11. Cyprus

Number of expat pensioners: 18,180

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10. South Africa

Number of expat pensioners: 33,790

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9. Italy

Number of expat pensioners: 35,160

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8. Germany

Number of expat pensioners: 42,050

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7. New Zealand

7. New Zealand
Number of expat pensioners: 65,370

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6. France

Number of expat pensioners: 66,970

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5. Spain

Number of expat pensioners: 106,420

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4. Ireland

Number of expat pensioners: 132,650

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3. Canada

Number of expat pensioners: 133,310

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2. USA

Number of expat pensioners: 134,130

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1. Australia

Number of expat pensioners: 234,880

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