There’s so much to love about island life in Penang, Malaysia. My wife and I rent a spacious 204-square-metre apartment—with a pool, gym and 24-hour security—for just $1,000 per month. Penang also has some of the best street food in Southeast Asia, we dine out regularly, three to four nights a week, and it costs as little as $5 each.
Lying at the heart of sunny Andalucia, Seville is one of southern Spain’s most beautiful cities. Waves of conquerors, from the Romans to the Moors, have left their stamp on its spectacular architecture. Thousands of tapas bars line the streets, and the warm Spanish sun nurtures parks full of palm trees. With such beauty all around, it’s easy to see what drew expats Karen and Rich McCann to Seville, where they now enjoy fine dining, a great social scene and terrific, inexpensive healthcare.
We found Malaysia had many benefits that made it stand out. One of them, and it’s an important one as you get older, is healthcare. We are both sporty people, so good, affordable healthcare was top of the list. Here are four reasons why I love Malaysian healthcare.
When considering a place to retire abroad, there are many factors to keep in mind. The availability of good health and dental care, safety, climate, the price of real estate, the “vibe”… Costa Rica ticks all those boxes. It’s a naturally beautiful country to boot, with an established expat community and a stable government.
When I first came to Uruguay in 2006, I knew I’d found the place I wanted to live—just six months later, I’d changed my life around and moved to Uruguay. So what prompted such a big change? For starters, the culture of Uruguay is something special—the perfect blend of warmth and respect.
Kate and Howard Dixon, 66 and 70, jokingly speak of themselves as “economic refugees”. The couple recently traded in their beach life in Forster, New South Wales, for the scenic city of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s “Rose of the North”.