(358 attractions per 10,000 people)
As previously mentioned, Venice is a relatively small city given its immense popularity with tourists, and as such, has a high concentration of things to see and do, with 358 sightseeing destinations per 10,000 people.
Some of the top attractions in the “La Dominante” include St Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco.
(2,628 eateries per 10,000 people)
Similarly, Venice took top spot when it came to the number of restaurants. The city doesn’t have its own specific cuisine as such, but given its location, seafood features prominently on menus, as does produce from the various islands in the Venetian Lagoon and other Italian staples from the mainland.
While it’s great to have so much choice in the city, it pays to try and look a bit deeper than the usual touristy venues and find the places where true locals eat, which is where buying a holiday home and spending an extended break here comes in handy!
(12.04 rating out of 100)
Feeling comfortable and safe in your home away from home is massively important, and Abu Dhabi scored the best when it came to low crime levels.
Of course, no city is completely free of crime, but as a relatively affluent place, you rarely have to worry about safety in Abu Dhabi.
(£969 for a family of four)
Affordability is always a big concern, especially as the cost of living can vary quite wildly around the world.
With this in mind, the most affordable destination on our list in terms of the cost of living is Antalya, in Turkey, where a family of four can get by on less than £1,000 a month.
(£528 per square metre)
Once again, Antalya was the cheapest place when it came to buying your holiday home, at an average cost of £528 per square metre.
The warmest of the destinations on our list was Male, the capital of the Maldives, with an average annual temperature of 28.5˚C.
So, if relaxing on the beach with the sun shining down upon you is the most important thing for you, it’s pretty clear where you should be looking!
(8.9mm per month)
Given that it’s located in the middle of a desert, it should be no surprise that Las Vegas was the destination that experienced the least rainfall, with just 8.9mm falling on average each month.
We analysed over 50 global destinations on the following factors, giving each a normalised mark out of ten for each factor before averaging the scores.
The destination’s Crime Index Score according to Numbeo, with a lower score meaning less crime at that destination (data sourced September 7th 2021).
The average annual temperature of the destination, taking an average of the temperatures for each individual month from Holiday-Weather.com.