A recent quality of life study by uSwitch has voted Spain the second best country in Europe to live in, with the UK coming last.
Spain has the highest number of hours of sunshine a year and the highest number of days holiday a year (43!). Other factors taken into account were net household income after taxes, average retirement age, average working hours per week, health spending as % of GDP and education spending as % of GDP, amongst others.
Spain also has the cheapest alcohol prices of the ten countries in the index. The UK has the highest food prices, the highest fuel costs. It would seem than in the UK, people live to work, whereas in Spain, people work to live.