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The number of people retiring, or looking to retire abroad has increased dramatically in the last few decades.
 Over a million British expatraites  are estimated to have their state pensions paid overseas and this number is ever-increasing.
Of the estimated six million UK adults planning to retire abroad, there is a fairly even split between Europe and the rest of the world.  Spain is the most popular overseas retirement destination by far with 26% of the vote.  Recent government figures estimated over a million UK citizens are currently living in Spain.  Other popular European countries for retirement include France (17%) and Italy (10%) which feature second and sixth respectively on the list in terms of popularity. Beyond Europe, a predicted 3.2 million UK adults are planning retirement further afield.