For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play.
A great beach can be one of the deciding factors when considering a move overseas. But, what constitutes a great beach is different for everybody. Some people are looking for quiet natural beauty, where the only sound is the breaking waves and the only other visitors are seagulls. Somewhere away from the crowded tourist spots Read more...: Avoid the Crowds and Explore the World’s 5 Best Secret Beaches
I am 67 and my husband is 73 and we are thinking of retiring to Mexico. Someone told me we would be ineligible for private insurance in Mexico at our age. And, that public insurance would only allow me to see providers in public clinics...
I am thinking of a retiring and am researching destinations. As Belize is an English speaking country and it rated in your top 10 I was pleased. However when I researched the crime rate in Belize I was shocked to discover how bad crime is in Belize.
We’ve had a lot of questions about the meaning and origins of the Costa Rican phrase Pura Vida. Our Costa Rica country correspondents give their thoughts on Pura Vida and what it means to them. The Meaning of Pura Vida If there were only one Spanish phrase to learn before coming to Costa Rica, it Read more...: What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?
My husband and I are starting to consider seriously retiring in either of Costa Rica or Panama in the next couple of years. We need a country with easily accessible and excellent healthcare, plus one to which our Canadian pensions are easily portable. Our combined retirement income would amount to approximately $2100.00 net per month. Read more...: Should we retire in Costa Rica or Panama?
When is the best time to visit Costa Rica? It’s always the best time. Seriously. Depending on what you’re seeking and where you’re from, it affects your thinking on this subject. For example, almost all North Americans think to come to the beaches of Costa Rica during the dry season. But Europeans favor the mountains during rainy and dry seasons.
Hi Lourenco, There are many places in Latin America and Asia that would fit the bill--it just depends on how far you want to travel. One place that's relatively easy to reach is the Riviera Maya, as the nearest airport is Cancun...
What is an Expat? This is a very popular question submitted to us by many of our fans. Our experts talk about what an expat is and what it means to them to be an expat.
I am getting closer to retiring and fed up of the winters and cost of living in the U.S. I want to retire overseas and living in an island community appeals to me greatly. I am looking for somewhere nice and relaxed but also access to decent health care not being too far away if needed...