Expatriate medical insurance policyholders who have reached the age of 50 are more likely to be content with their life.
This is according to research from Engage Mutual, which found that individuals who have celebrated their half-century tend to have paid off their mortgage, have a family and are happy in their relationship.
Some 40 per cent of over-50s say they are more content now than they ever have been, while almost two-thirds are experiencing confidence in their own skin.
A company spokesman commented: ''It is heartening that so many are finding that being in your fifties can be the most rewarding time of your life.
''With increased life expectancy, being 50 is considered to be relatively young these days."
Expatriate insurance customers who are healthy and financially well-off may be able to benefit from their efforts in the last few years, he added.
The survey follows research suggesting that those who eat eight portions of fruit and vegetables a day are less likely to die from heart disease.