Why Mexico Is The World’s Number One Retirement Destination In 2017: Part Two

“In Seattle, I had constant back pain,” says Denis Asahara of his life before moving to Mexico’s Pacific coast. “The cold, humid weather made it worse. Here, in much warmer weather, 90% of my pain is gone. Also, the almost constant sunshine means I’m almost unlimited in my choices of things to do.” Mexico is big, with mountains, jungles, deserts, and thousands of miles of coastline. So picking your perfect climate is part of the fun. If you love the heat, for instance, there’s the Yucatán. In the city of Mérida, on the Yucatán Peninsula, summer temperatures can hit 110 F.

Homes in the World’s Best Retirement Spots

You can live better for less abroad, even on Social Security. Whether you want the sophisticated big city life…to escape to a deserted stretch of coast…to dance the night away in a beach resort…live in history in a colonial town…or follow rural rhythms in a small farming village…you can find it overseas at a fraction of your current budget.

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The World’s Best Climate: The Top 5 Countries

A forgiving climate works wonders for your health and complexion. But what’s too hot or cold for one person can be just right for another. In looking for the countries with the best climate for our 2017 Global Retirement Index, we assessed not only the hard data, temperatures, rainfall and humidity, but we also assessed the comfort level of each destination’s climate by talking to the expats and our own correspondents on the ground in each country.