Quality of life in Andorra – Part 1

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With a population that oscillates between 75,000 and 80,000, in Andorra the formula for modern life and quality of life is very simple: the country’s location enables residents to live in full contact with nature; the diet is based on fresh nearby products; and the healthcare centres are among the most prestigious in Europe. Moreover, recent administrations have placed great importance on the investment in both child development and care for the elderly. In fact, in Andorra, the average life expectancy is 83.5 years.

Safety

The safety of the streets in Andorra is yet another advantage of the welfare that one breathes in this privileged state. With a virtually non-existent crime rate, Andorra is one of the safest countries in the world.

Climate

Thanks to its location on the Iberian Peninsula, Andorra has a high-mountain Mediterranean climate, with cold temperatures in the winter and milder, more temperate summers. Though the climate varies depending on the altitude and orientation, the weather in Andorra is generally dry with a predominance of sunny days all year round. The country receives most of its rainfall in the autumn; and during the winter, the precipitation primarily arrives in the form of snow.

Educational system

Andorra boasts a unique phenomenon as regards its education. Here, one will find three different educational systems which coexist in perfect harmony. This means that people are free to select the system that best suits them: the official educational system of Andorra, the French educational system and the Spanish educational system. There are also a number of private schools of great prestige.

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