After yet another washout of a summer, many people in the UK have decided that they’ve had enough of the treatment they receive at the hands of Mother Nature – as well as the government, utility companies and banks – and have decided to do something about it.

A lot of these people are retirees looking for a new world of excitement away from British shores, yet with so many places to choose from, it seems hard to settle on one specific place to go. It’s a big move, after all!

Luckily, coming to the rescue is Castle Cover, an over-50s specialist insurer. Compiling information from a variety of trusted sources, combining it with its understanding of the demographic, the company has created an attractive list of the ten best places for people to settle down around the world. And, would you believe it, Malta tops the table!

As one of the smallest states in the world, those who have been to Malta know that it is nonetheless one of the most densely-populated countries on Earth – and by far the most populated per square kilometer on Castle Cover’s list. The list of reasons the company gives for its value-for-money is far from small, too; as well as over 3,100 hours of sunshine a year, the average year-round temperature stands at 19.6°C and English is the first language – perfect for Brits wanting to start a new life.

Of course, it’s not all about Malta; another nine countries have made the shortlist, including a few you may not expect. So, have a look at the graphic below to see where you may find yourself considering a move to in future. You never know – it may be a little easier, and cheaper, if you make this big switch in your later years!