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Each day you’ve been receiving our Daily Postcards, you’ve been learning about the best places to retire, travel, buy real estate, and enjoy life overseas.

But today, I’d like to direct you to some useful research reports, that could help you even more on your journey to a better life overseas.


Research Report #1: International Living Australia’s Global Retirement Rankings

The world is full of great options—beach-town hideaways, mountain retreats, jungle escapes, university towns, big cities, and more—from Southeast Asia to Latin America to Europe…

In International Living Australia’s 2019 Global Retirement Rankings, which you can find at this link, our exerts help you make sense of your best options by ranking, rating, comparing, and contrasting the 7 best places in the world to retire overseas today.

Discover the places most worth your attention…and spare yourself the trouble, time, frustration, and expense of trying to figure that out on your own. Inside you’ll discover everything from cost of living to ease of integration to climate to healthcare access and more.


Research Report #2: Thailand: Live Like Royalty in the Land of Smiles

Picture yourself wandering through gilded temples, exploring Bangkok’s hidden canals by long-tail boat, riding an elephant down jungle trails, meeting Hmong hill-tribe villagers and treasure-hunting for hand-loomed silk, teakwood carvings and exotic curios.

This diverse country has it all. Some expats choose to live in the vibrant bustle of Bangkok. Others choose the north of Thailand where life is quiet, peaceful and very inexpensive. And the heavenly beaches of the south continue to attract those seeking paradise.

There are many places where you can dine well and still leave the table with change from $6.50. In fact, go north and you’ll also find that 20-baht noodle stalls still exist, they’re just 80 cents!

In this research report you’ll get a taster of what Thailand, the land of smiles, is all about.


Research Report #3:  Amazing Malaysia: Halve Your Living Costs While Living Like a King in the ‘Pearl of the Orient’

The quality of life in Malaysia is not only excellent, but seriously affordable. In typical expat locations such as Kuala Lumpur and Penang, high-quality real estate is available to rent at rock-bottom prices.

Healthcare is also top-notch, particularly in the larger cities, where medical care is so good, and costs so low, that folks fly to Malaysia just for treatment. A doctor’s appointment will set you back as little as $20, and prescription medicine costs a fraction of what it costs back home.

Because of its easy mix of the archaic and modern, Malaysia has been described by expats as stepping back in time, yet with all the benefits of modern comforts. Twenty-first century conveniences abound, but Malaysia holds onto enough of its Old-World, Asian charm to make it a real haven for those eager to experience new cultures and traditions.

We have compiled this research report to give you an overview—a taster—of what Malaysia is all about.


Research Report #4: Bali: Close, Affordable…Stunning

Think of Bali and you instantly think of an island paradise with white sandy beaches and sparkling blue seas. And it’s certainly that. But it’s also so much more… Bali enjoys a rich and diverse culture and is home to some of the friendliest and most welcoming people in the world.

Life in Bali is rich in diversity, from colourful festivals celebrating the best in ancient Balinese culture to bustling tourist districts, from traditional markets to modern shopping centres… There’s something for everyone here and best of all it comes at a fraction of the cost when compared with any Australian city.

Click here to find out more about this beautiful country and why we think it should be at the top of your retirement destinations list.


Research Report #5: Vietnam: Experience the Magic of the Orient

Vietnam is a country transformed. Walking down a street in old Saigon-now Ho Chi Minh City-you quickly realise how far away the modern reality is from old images of a war-torn country.

Everywhere you look, cranes loom over the centre of this city in the middle of a construction boom. The streets swarm with motorcycles. You can sense the energy in the air…and it’s easy to understand why.

Leaving the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind and heading north along the coast toward the capital, Hanoi, you pass idyllic fishing villages and quiet unspoiled beaches. The green jagged mountains inland, carpeted in dense jungles, provide a stunning backdrop. Most of the people on the beaches right now are adventurous foreigners—Australians, French, Americans, Germans and Malaysians. The country is on the tourist map, but hasn’t yet been overrun by them.

Vietnam is an adventure…click here and let us tell you more about it.


Research Report #6: Cambodia: A Low-Cost Kingdom of Wonder

In the past 10 years the Kingdom of Cambodia has become one of Southeast Asia’s most up-and-coming destinations for tourists and expats looking to enjoy the exotic charm of a country that also offers the most attractive cost of living in Asia.

Everything from eating out to renting is surprisingly affordable in Cambodia, even in the metropolitan capital of Phnom Penh. A two-bedroom apartment in the desirable BKK1 district of Phnom Penh can be found for as little as $420 per month, while a meal of pork and rice or noodle soup at a popular local restaurant costs from $4 to $5 per person or $8 to $10 for American, French, Italian, or many other foreign dishes at an expat restaurant.

For those seeking a new and more affordable life overseas, Cambodia truly is the “Kingdom of Wonder.”

And we’ve have compiled this research report to give you an inside look into Cambodia.


Research Report #7: Italy: Europe’s Most Seductive Country

Who wouldn’t want to live in Italy: Europe’s most intriguing and seductive country? Just think of its warmth, style, and wonderful food…its excitable people and their zest for life…its art treasures, and the architectural glories of its magnificent past.

Imagine spending springtime in Rome or Venice or Florence. You’re not limited to the major cities; Italy’s landscapes are as gorgeous as they are diverse: historic walled towns, timeless villages set against Cézannesque backdrops, and fields covered with yellow sunflowers.

We love this country and we hope you will, too. Whether you’re looking to retire to Europe, relocate, or simply plan an extended adventure, Italy should be at the top of your list.

Click here to find out more about this seductive country.


I believe you’ll be impressed by what you find in these Special Research Reports.

And I look forward to hearing about your retire overseas plans for the future.


Jackie Flynn

International Living Australia