Quitting the daily grind for a new life on the Costa del Sol might seem a tempting option. But Britons who chase the sun and migrate to the Mediterranean are actually less happy than if they had stayed at home, an academic study has found.
Almost 3,000 Britons move abroad each week, with around five million now living outside the UK.
However our inability to adapt to the language and culture of these sunkissed new homes means the search for a better lifestyle has made British migrants unhappier.
Aye, sure enough, it's a hard life here on the Costa del Sol. All that sunshine, the cheap booze and fags, the lower cost of living, the good food. I don't know why I put up with it.