LIVING IN ANDORRA

If your goal in life is to live a long time then you should pack up and move to Andorra where the average life expectancy is 83.5 years.

Andorra is one of Europe’s many independent microstates, located in the beautiful Pyrenees between Spain and France. The center of the miniature country is its international capital, Andorra la Vella, and it may just be everything an expat could dream of.

The country’s primary economic vehicle is tourism, known for both for its summer and winter resorts. Its residents also have the highest life expectancy in the world, at an average of a staunch 85 years of age! Moreover, Andorra is widely recognized as a tax haven, and it’s a treasure trove of duty-free shopping.

While the surrounding mountains offer plenty for the summer hiker, they are perhaps best known in the winter for their fabulous ski resorts. The city of Andorra la Vella itself is located at an altitude of 1,409 metres (4,620 ft), and it sits at the confluence of two mountain streams, the Valira del Nord and the Valira del Orient, which join to form the Gran Valira River.

Demographically, the entire nation consists of a small but proud population of around 84,000. Native Catalans make up the largest ethnic group in Andorra, and Catalan is also the country’s principle language, but Spanish & French are just as commonplace, and expats from Spain, Portugal, France, the UK and Italy make up a substantial portion of the population.

The lack of any major airports or railways within Andorra add to its independent, tranquil charm, but at the same time the country’s small size means the real world is never too far away.

Living doesn’t get much more perfect for the expat than in Europe’s micro nations. You can enjoy the wealth and protection of the surrounding EU, but the luxury and independence so many expats seek. Although Andorra isn’t a cheap place to live, residents are aplenty with the riches of a long, healthy lifestyle!

Andorra la Vella nightlife is throbbing with excitement and adventure. The capital of Andorra is famous for its old buildings as well as its many ski resorts. However, the city is also famous for its nightlife. In fact, there are plenty of pubs which have diverse activities that they offer to their customers. If you happen to visit Andorra la Vella, here are some of the pubs where you can go to hang out and meet people.

 

Quo Vadis Pub

This is the liveliest place in Andorra la Vella. Quo Vadis Pub is the best place to go to for an evening of fun, wild music and to mingle with other people. The pub plays very loud music as well as serves local beer and burgers. The pub also has a large screen TV where you can watch ski races. Yes, watch ski races instead of football.

Gatsby’s Bar & Hotel

This bar is a renovated night club and is characterized with black walls and mirrors all over. The hotel has a modern look to it and is decorated with laid-back lounging chairs, a pool table, eating area and an open area which serves great chicken barbecue and jacket potatoes. The music played in this bar is very relaxing. This is a perfect place to chill out and relax after a long trip.

Ambit Club

This club is very popular and is just a 15-minute drive from the capital. The club is a two-story stone house which is complete with a bar and friendly bartenders, pool tables, a lounging area and a smoking area. The club has a relaxing atmosphere and is also located along with other bars nearby, just perfect for people who want to hop from one bar to the other.

 

Satel.lit

If you fancy a night involving dancing, then this bar is the perfect place to go. The club, located in the heart of the city, offers loud music and a wide dance floor where you can rock the night away with the most recent dance moves and booty shakes.

The Buda Bar

The bar is very famous for its DJ named DJ Gustavo Sosa who is a renowned turn-table spinner in all of Andorra. The bar has a restaurant, a wide dance floor, a lounge area and pool tables. The Buda Bar is a bit expensive and drinks can cost as much as $30. However, a lot of locals and tourists still frequent the area. You are sure to enjoy yourself when you come to this place.