International Living has been quoted in Huffington Post, MSN Money, The New York Times, The O'Reilly Factor (Fox News), The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes Personal Finance, ABC News, Smart Money, AARP, The Dallas Morning News, Kiplinger.com, More.com, Bankrate.com, CNN Money Magazine (Retirement Guide 2012), TravelTalkRadio.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune among others
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: The Best Place in the World to Retire in 2014
Posted on January 23, 2014 by Laura Doyle
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.
- Coastal Property in Costa Rica a Quarter the Price of Southern California
Posted on January 6, 2014 by Laura Doyle
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 January 6, 2014 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- “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 […]
- 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 […]
- Voting Opens on “Test Drive Your Dream Retirement Overseas – A Free Month in Nicaragua” Competition
Posted on May 2, 2013 by Laura Doyle
InternationalLiving.com steps up its hunt to find the ideal candidate(s) willing to try out life as expat retirees in Granada, Nicaragua for a month – all expenses paid.
- 7 Top Retirement Havens Offer Expats Health Care from $30 per Month – InternationalLiving.com
Posted on April 30, 2013 by Laura Doyle
InternationalLiving.com reveals how citizens from the U.S. and Canada can access affordable, quality health care in seven top retirement havens overseas.
- “Million-Dollar Addresses for $150K” in Punta del Este, Uruguay – InternationalLiving.com
Posted on March 27, 2013 by Laura Doyle
InternationalLiving.com report reveals how to access premium-neighborhood homes in South America’s most exclusive resort at rock-bottom prices.
- InternationalLiving.com Highlights $39K Colonial Homes in Nicaragua
Posted on March 19, 2013 by Laura Doyle
InternationalLiving.com report uncovers colonial homes for under $40,000 in the city of Granada, situated along the bank of Lake Nicaragua.
- Internationalliving.com is Looking for Retirees to Test-Drive Overseas Retirement – Free
Posted on February 19, 2013 by Laura Doyle
InternationalLiving.com has just launched its 2013 hunt for Americans or Canadians willing to live as expat retirees in Nicaragua for a month – all expenses paid.
- International Living Reveals World’s # 1 Retirement Spot Abroad for 2013
Posted on January 2, 2013 by Laura Doyle
Ecuador tops InternationalLiving.com’s Annual Global Retirement Index for fifth straight year, first among 22 nations ranked and rated.
- Winners of IL’s Win a Dream Retirement Overseas Contest
Posted on May 29, 2012 by International Living
Congratulations to Americans Barry and Denise Luckenbach who are the lucky winners of International Living’s Win A Dream Retirement Overseas competition. The couple will spend a month “test driving” an early retirement in Cuenca, Ecuador, all expenses paid. The prize includes round-trip airfare for two, a 4-week stay in a furnished apartment and $1,500 spending money.
- 96% of Readers Polled Say I.R.S. Shouldn’t Have Power to Seize Passports
Posted on May 24, 2012 by Carol Barron
96% of readers surveyed in an online poll said they disagreed with a new provision in the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act,” which would allow the State Department to revoke, restrict, refuse to grant, or to deny renewal of the passports of U.S. citizens who the I.R.S. alleges owe back taxes.
Journalists carrying out research in Uruguay on behalf of InternationalLiving.com found high-quality real estate at prices lower than in the U.S., low taxes, a varied climate, and excellent and very affordable healthcare in modern hospitals.
Irish property prices have been in free fall since 2008 and so-called “fire sale” auctions, in which real estate is put on the market with price tags that are a fraction of previous valuations, have become a regular occurrence.
U.S. citizens can retire overseas for as little as $600 a month per couple, according to the live-abroad experts at InternationalLiving.com. An article in InternationalLiving.com’s latest magazine issue highlights the world’s five best low-cost, high-value retirement destinations outside the U.S.
U.S. citizens planning on investing in property should focus on booming emerging markets overseas, new research has found. InternationalLiving.com’s Global Real Estate Index 2012 highlights the world’s 27 most attractive—and potentially lucrative—real estate hotspots outside the U.S.
InternationalLiving.com is looking for a single person or couple willing to spend a month road-testing an overseas retirement in colonial Cuenca, Ecuador – a destination that earned the top spot in their 2012 Global Retirement Index, a listing of the world’s best retirement havens.
Real estate prices in Nicaragua have dropped by as much as 44% since the beginning of the economic downturn. A short-lived property boom triggered real estate price increases in many parts of the country, with Nicaragua’s popular coastal regions witnessing a particularly pronounced jump.
- The Depth of the Collapse in the Hard-hit Irish Property Market
Posted on November 24, 2011 by Carol Barron
Ireland’s property price boom, which began in the 1990s, came to an end with the onset of the global downturn and real estate asking prices have been in free fall ever since.
- Panama: Most Business-Friendly Country in the Americas
Posted on November 10, 2011 by Carol Barron
Panama is the most business-friendly country for expatriates anywhere in the Americas, a major new study in the International Living November issue reveals. When compiling our Business Index 2011, IL’s researchers examined factors such as visa requirements, ﬁnancing, how easy it is to set up a bank account, local taxes, business expenses, infrastructure and the local business culture in seven business-friendly countries.
- Real Estate Price Drops Create Bargains in Colonial Latin America
Posted on October 10, 2011 by Carol Barron
InternationalLiving.com unearths rock-bottom pricing in colonial properties in the historic districts of Panama City, Granada and Cuenca. High-quality colonial-era real estate is coming onto the market with price tags from as little as $115,000 in historic city districts across Latin America.
- Savvy Travelers Can Bed Down in Some of the World’s Most Exotic Locations—Without Paying a Cent
Posted on September 14, 2011 by Carol Barron
Homeowners preparing for trips overseas are turning to the Internet to find people willing to mow the lawn, take the dog for a walk or feed the goldfish in their absence. In return, the house-sitter can save thousands in accommodation costs.
- U.S. Retirees Live It Up in Ecuador on a Social Security Budget
Posted on September 7, 2011 by International Living
International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2011 reveals the high standard of living possible in Ecuador for those receiving social security payments from the U.S.
- Irish Bargains Coming: Get Ready to Grab That Holiday Home
Posted on July 6, 2011 by Suzan Haskins
More than 36 million Americans have Irish roots. If you’re one of them – or even if you just wear the green once a year –it’s now easier and more affordable than ever to strengthen your ties to the Auld Sod.
IL in the News
Major news publications feature International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index 2014: Forbes; finance.yahoo.com; thinkadvisor.com; Yahoo News; Business Insider; Justice News; TheStar.com; NY Daily News; Huffington Post; Malaysia Sun; Yahoo Finance Canada; The Star Online (Malaysia); The Chicago Tribune; Advisor.ca; Latin America Current Events; Daily News Travel; The Costa Rica News; AsiaOne Business; Malaysia Insider News; Marketwatch.com.
IL Special Projects Editor, Dan Prescher, speaks to James Paris at christianmoney.com about living overseas.
CNBC interviews IL's executive editor, Jen Stevens about U.S. retirees living the American Dream abroad.
Bankrate.com interviews IL editor's Glynna Prentice and Dan Prescher about rental homes overseas for retirees.
Forbes.com references International Living on an article about a working retirement overseas.
International Living is quoted on our top 10 places to retire by Investmentnews.com
Bankrate.com interviews IL editor Dan Prescher about buying property overseas.
International Living is quoted in an article about the best places to retire overseas by Nextavenue.org
The Wall Street Journal interviews IL editor Steenie Harvey about retiring in New Zealand.
IL's Costa Rica Editor, Jason Holland, is interviewed by WSJ Market Watch on living in Costa Rica.
International Business Times interviews IL editor Dan Prescher on how expats spend the 4th of July.
Kiplinger.com interview IL editors Dan Prescher and Suzan Haskins about retiring overseas.
Reuters interview IL editor Dan Prescher about moving abroad.
Nextavenue.org features International Living in article about retiring overseas.
IL Ecuador correspondents, Edd and Cynthia Staton, feature in ABC News on expats living in Ecuador.
International Living features in New York Times article on expats working overseas.
WSJ Marketwatch interviews IL editor Dan Prescher on living in Ecuador.
Huffington Post features International Living on an article about retirement in Latin America.
New York Times interviews IL Panama Editor Jessica Ramesch on travel in Panama.
Boomercafe.com features IL's article on living in Nicaragua.
Investors.com interview IL editors Dan Prescher and Suzan Haskins about moving abroad.
Marketwatch.com features IL's top 10 retirement havens
Ronan McMahon is interviewed by Kiplinger.com about the best property deals in Europe.
Huffington Post features IL's Healthiest Places to Live and Retire article.
Chicago Tribune features IL's real estate article on Greece.
MarketWatch runs an article about retiring overseas, featuring International Living.
IL editor Dan Prescher is interviewed by Business Insider about retiring overseas.
Thestreet.com runs an article on retiring overseas and quotes IL.
MSN features IL's article on Uruguay.
SFgate.com quotes IL editor Suzan Haskins on living in Merida, Mexico.
AARP features International Living's Global Retirement Index 2012.
Huffington Post publishes IL's 5 Affordable Retirement Cities.
Nuwireinvestor publishes IL's Cheapest Places to Retire in 2012 article.
Morningstar.com published IL's article on the World's Top Real Estate Markets in 2012.
The following publications have highlighted International Living's Global Real Estate Index: Easier.com; World Property Channel; PropertyCommunity.com; PropertyShowrooms.com; Dominicantoday.com; OverseasPropertyProfessional; AlternativeAssetAnalysis.com and gayapolis.com.
Investor's Business Daily links to International Living in a recent retirement article.
The Telegraph quotes International Living's Global Retirement Index 2012.
The Orlando Sentinel picks up International Living's Win a Dream Retirement Overseas contest.
The San Francisco Gate cites International Living as one of the top resources for information on retiring overseas.
IL editor Dan Prescher is interviewed by WSPA 7 On Your Side about the benefits of retiring overseas.
IL Panama Editor, Jessica Ramesch, is interviewed by KSTP about retiring in Panama.
The Financial Times refers to International Living's Quality of Life Index.
The UK Telegraph quotes International Living magazine.
Major news publications feature International Living's Win a Dream Test-Drive Retirement Overseas--All Expenses Paid: Reuters; MSN; USA Today; The New York Times Today; Lonely Planet; The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio); TimesColonist.com; Canada.com; Sympatico.ca; OttawaCitizen.com; The Star Phoenix; The Daily Reckoning; Future Expats; The Calgary Herald; Vancouver Sun; Yahoo News; Toronto Sun; Chicago Tribune; San Francisco Chronicle; Hindustan Times; Retirement-living.com; SmarterTravel.com; The Victoria Times.
IL's Jen Stevens talks to CNBC about retiring overseas and how you could win a test-drive retirement in Cuenca, Ecuador
CNBC features a slideshow of International Living's top retirement havens
Ecuador’s retirement capital: International Living quoted in The Economist
The world’s top 10 retirement havens: Market Watch
Why Ecuador is a great place to retire: Money Ville
The Best Place to Retire Abroad Is… The Wall Street Journal
Dan Prescher talks to Travel Talk Radio about the advantages of International Living. You can listen to the radio interview here.
IL editor Dan Prescher is interviewed by Matt Davio of eMisstrade.com on living full and part-time overseas. You can watch the interview here.
Property expert Ronan McMahon is interviewed by Michael Patrick Shiels on Michigan's Morning Show on why you should look at buying that quaint cottage in Ireland right now. You can listen to the interview here.
IL executive editor Jennifer Stevens is interviewed by Kiplinger for an article on 8 Great Places To Retire Abroad.
IL editor Dan Prescher is interviewed by Bankrate.com for an article entitled: 7 Financial Considerations for Future Expats
IL executive editor, Jennifer Stevens, is interviewed by the hosts of My Carolina Today about how you can earn a living in a developed world currency, but live in a country where the cost of living is much lower.
IL editor Dan Prescher is interviewed by CNBC. You can read the interview here: Retiring Outside the U.S. No Longer a Foreign Concept
How to Live to be 100: Dan Prescher is interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster about the healthiest places in the world to live. You can listen to the interview here. Read IL's full report on the world's healthiest places to live here
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