The retire-overseas experts at InternationalLiving.com will send one winner (along with a friend or spouse) to Coronado, Panama—for a full month in 2014, free. The prize includes round-trip flights from the U.S. or Canada to Panama City, furnished accommodation in the beach-resort town of Coronado, Panama, plus a living-expense stipend of $1,500.
InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index reports that France, Uruguay and Malaysia provide the best and most affordable health care in the world. The Health Care category in the Index considers the cost of care and the quality. Also considered are the number of people per doctor, the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people, the percentage of the population with access to safe water, the infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and public-health expenditure as a percentage of a country’s GDP.
- Ecuador, Uruguay and Malta Boast Best Climates in the World
Posted on January 27, 2014 by Laura Doyle
InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index names Ecuador, Uruguay and Malta as the best three countries in the world when it comes to climate. Their temperate weather throughout the year, moderate rainfall and little risk of natural disaster saw them rise to the top of the Climate category, one of eight categories in the Index, which details the top countries in the world for retirement in 2014.
- These Top Three Countries Offer the World’s Best Benefits and Incentives for Retirees
Posted on January 23, 2014 by Laura Doyle
Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador offer the most attractive programs in the world for retirees—wooing foreign pensioners with special visas and significant discounts on everything from airfare to health care, reports InternationalLiving.com.
Panama is the best place for North Americans to retire overseas, according to InternationalLiving.com’s newly released annual Global Retirement Index 2014. In putting together the Index, now in its 23rd year, InternationalLiving.com’s editors collated data from its team of experts on the ground in the most popular countries among U.S. and Canadian expat retirees.
- Revealed: The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2014
Posted on January 6, 2014 by Laura Doyle
InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index 2014 profiles the best destinations for good-value living around the world today. The Index considers not only a wealth of statistics, but—critically—more than three decades of expertise and current insights from a network of correspondents around the world.
Despite increasing interest from investors and vacation-home owners, properties continue to change hands at a quarter of what comparable real estate would sell for in southern California. Officially known as the country’s Southern Zone, the area is one of the most biodiverse regions in Costa Rica—home to howler monkeys, toucans, sloths and hundreds of other species, as well as lush plant life that ranges from towering tropical hardwood trees to delicate orchids.
- Five Historical Towns an Hour or Less from Paris Where Property and Living is More Affordable
Posted on by Laura Doyle
“There are those who adore Paris but could think of nothing worse than living in the city center,” reports InternationalLiving.com’s France correspondent, Barbara Diggs. “Romanticism aside, Paris is a big city—and an intense one, at that. After living here awhile, you start to notice that the streets are endlessly thronged. And most reasonably-priced apartments are about the size of a walk-in closet,” says Diggs, based in Paris.
- “Thank You For IL’s Blueprint For Your New Life in Nicaragua”
Posted on November 27, 2013 by International Living
For the past couple of days I have been viewing the videos in the “Blueprint for Nicaragua” and just wanted to send a quick note to say “WOW” and how much I really enjoyed and learned from the presentation you and Dan put together. It answered so many questions and really gives you a great feeling about Nicaragua, especially the segments that included all of the interviews with the expats. It is so in depth and informative that it makes you feel like you have already been there.
- Five Expat Havens in Thailand Offer Low Costs and a High Quality of Life
Posted on November 20, 2013 by Laura Doyle
“Thailand is one of the world’s most popular locales for good living abroad,” says InternationalLiving.com writer Heather Van Deest, who has lived there with her family for the past eight years. “For pennies on the dollar expats gain a year-round tropical climate and access to modern comforts and conveniences, including affordable, high-quality medical care.”
- Testimonials from IL’s Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference 2013
Posted on October 26, 2013 by International Living
The conference far exceeded mine & Maria’s expectation!! John Curran’s delivery was exceptional. We gained much insight after talking directly with Suzan Haskins, and John & Sue Curran about Ecuador. We can’t wait to visit after the first of the year. My only constructive critic would be to have lighting light up the speakers when they were on stage. I am a fan, and see the benefit of being an IL member!! – Robert (Sonny) Morris
- Panama Offers Boaters Overseas Big Savings on Yachts and Docking Fees
Posted on October 18, 2013 by Laura Doyle
Based in Minnesota, Mike and Ann Roess bought their sailboat in Panama and saved at least 15% on the cost, reports InternationalLiving.com. They found Escapade—a Hylas 49 sailboat, which sleeps up to eight people—on Yachtworld.com, a website that connects boat sellers and buyers. A Spanish mariner owned the boat and docked it in Panama. The Roesses had a gut feeling that it was the right boat for them, so Mike flew to Panama.
- Seven of the World’s Best Islands for Good-Value Living
Posted on October 4, 2013 by Laura Doyle
The Caribbean island of Roatan is great for good-value, laid-back living in the sun. It’s a good pick for anybody who likes to dive, snorkel, swing in a hammock or sit with feet in the sand. Thirty-five miles off the coast of Northern Honduras, English is widely spoken. That, along with an established expat community, makes it a relatively easy place to settle in.
- Secret Mediterranean Island Offers Low Costs, Great Climate and High Quality of Life
Posted on October 3, 2013 by Laura Doyle
Malta is the smallest country in the European Union (just 122 square miles), but it has long been a vacation spot for sun-starved northern Europeans and a tax haven for the wealthy. Multi-million-dollar yachts fill Malta’s marinas. Yet you’ll find great bang for your buck here. A couple could live well on a budget of $2,000 a month.
A new world-class port is being built in the city of Pecém in northeast Brazil, and is set to become a major integrated-manufacturing hub, reports InternationalLiving.com. This project is already in the works and billions of dollars are being invested.
- Real Estate Bargains Found in Southern Italy’s Least-Known Region
Posted on August 26, 2013 by Laura Doyle
On the eastern side of Basilicata is the region’s most famous and fascinating city, Matera. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is thought to be Europe’s oldest continually-inhabited town.
Prior to signing up, we always wondered why people signed up for these conferences given the expense involved, BUT after attending, it was every penny and more. Speakers were excellent, the information we received answered all our questions and some questions we didn’t know we had. — Larry & Peggy Eastabrook
I am single and a year-and-a-half ago one of your postcards mentioned a San Pedro Condo on the beach in the center of town for sale at US$99,000. I visited San Pedro and bought the condo. I manage to live very nicely here on my Social Security check & a small 401K, for about $2,000 per month.
- “Best Property Values in a Decade” in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Posted on June 28, 2013 by Laura Doyle
InternationalLiving.com has uncovered a range of properties in sought-after San Miguel de Allende—with price […]
- Testimonials from IL’s Ultimate Event 8 Conference 2013
Posted on June 26, 2013 by International Living
It only made me more committed to making the move within the next 2 years at most–now if I can only narrow the choices down! I foresee some exploratory trips coming up for me–Ecuador and surprises to me–Mexico and Costa Rica. – Laura Jessup
- InternationalLiving.com Highlights New Retirement Trend Among Expat Retirees
Posted on May 17, 2013 by Laura Doyle
A new InternationalLiving.com profile shares the story of trend-setting baby boomers Tim and Lynne […]
- Thanks to IL for Hosting the Fast Track Overseas Conference That Ended up Changing our Lives
Posted on May 14, 2013 by International Living
Last September we attended the “Fast Track to Overseas” conference in Vegas. We listened to as many of the speakers as possible and Keith Hockton’s talk on Penang really hit us between the eyes. He spoke to us after his presentation for quite some time and really put things in a different perspective. He opened our minds to another world of possibilities.
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