The city was followed by another spot in Costa del Sol, Mijas, with 8,610 British residents.
Despite being Mijas very popular among Britons, the town only has three UK restaurants, shops and pubs.
Mijas is followed by another town near Malaga, in Costa del Sol: Torremolinos.
Expats will feel at home with 28 British shops, pubs and restaurants. If Britons feel homesick, they are another 1,300 UK permanent residents living in Torremolinos.