Shocked by Vietnam

Five years ago I had a shirt made in Vietnam. Egyptian cotton, black, collarless, it’s a perfect fit. It feels good to wear and even now it's a ‘go to’ shirt for posh dinners, hot dates or important meetings. I can’t say the same for my off-the-rack stuff, which never lasts and usually ends up as paint rags in the...

The 3 Best-Value Retirement Destinations for 2018

All of the countries we cover at International Living Australia are affordable places to live. But, as in every category we look at for our Global Retirement Rankings, there are those that shine that little bit brighter. Places where the cost of living is so low that you can live a rich man’s lifestyle on a whole lot less than you spend now, just to get by...

How Much is Enough for Retirement?

“My wife and I are on an annual pension of $34,320 with savings of about $35,000. Our house would sell for around $425,000. Would a move overseas be beneficial? What about transport and medical facilities? Please advise.” I get many questions from readers. The above came from a gentleman in New South Wales and I’m not sure my answer helped. I told him that that he and his wife could live...

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