Not surprisingly, Europe delivers strongly on healthcare; in each of our five picks, you’ll find healthcare professionals and facilities of a world-class standard. But perhaps more surprisingly, the care on offer in these countries won’t leave you counting pennies.
For most folks looking to move abroad, healthcare is a huge consideration. You want care at least as good as what you get at home…but preferably without that U.S.-sized price tag. But how can you judge which doctors and hospitals are good in another country?
Thailand is one of the world’s most popular locales for good living abroad. And there are lots of reasons why. For pennies on the dollar you get a year-round tropical climate and access to modern comforts and conveniences, including affordable, high quality medical care.
I think it's time we started looking at the whole idea of retirement in a different light. There's a general perception of the post-employment years as an opportunity to "do nothing." But recent research conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs suggests that this may be an unhealthy way of thinking about retirement.
A Cosmopolitan Latin-Flavored City, 1,500 Miles of Both Pacific and Caribbean Coastline, Perfect-Weather Mountains… And the Cost of Living is So Low, Bill and Mitzi Easily Live on Their Social Security benefits… With Enough Left Over to Travel In Panama, they say, “It’s a very good life.” Dear International Living Reader, “Welcome to Paradise.” That’s Read more...: 2017 Fast Track Panama Package
I will be moving to Mexico in the coming months but I still have reservations about claiming my social security while residing in Mexico. Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico? Do I need to return to the states every few months? Do I need to keep an address in Read more...: Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?
Chicago winters can be brutal. My wife, Leslie, and I endured 15 of them before I retired from my job as a speechwriter for the regional office of a federal agency in July 2016. We had just one retirement goal: to never be cold again.
Hi IL Experts, We have decided to retire in South America and have narrowed it down to either Colombia or Ecuador. Our monthly income will be in the $2000 a month bracket. We would like access to a reasonable level of healthcare an area safe for expats. Is this possible in either country? Should we Read more...: “Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”
Hi IL experts My husband Bill and I want to leave the miserable winters behind and move our retirement overseas. We are both in our mid 60’s and of good health. We are still undecided on where we want to retire to but we are open to suggestions. We have a combined SS of $1950 Read more...: Where Should A Couple In Their 60’s Retire?
When planning your retirement overseas, many factors come into play. Low costs, real estate, and healthcare are some of the main concerns…but what about being able to mix well with the community or make friends with the locals?