For expats living in Latin America, knowing at least some Spanish is a necessity for day-to-day life. While many of the natives in your new home may have at least a basic level of English, knowing how to communicate with them in their mother tongue can help to build relationships with the people around you.
If the 160% surge seen today in searches for terms like “move overseas” and “expats overseas” is any indication—Americans are looking in ever-greater numbers for other, better-living options beyond the U.S. borders.
I am starting my research into retiring overseas but I am still not sure what country I am going to move to. I am still finalising my budget and deciding what needs I have in relation to climate, healthcare, etc. My question is what tips would your experts give to me as I plan my Read more...: “What tips would your experts give to me as I plan my retirement overseas?”
Amy Schumer said she’d move to Spain. Bryan Cranston said he’d move to Canada. Jon Stewart said he’ll move to another planet. At last count, 23 celebrities have claimed they’ll leave the country if their preferred candidate doesn’t win the presidential election...
Hi IL Experts, My husband and I are looking into retiring overseas in the next year. We have been looking at the countries that your experts cover but have not made our decision yet. A major factor for us is the level of healthcare available in the country and what medical coverage and insurance would Read more...: “Which country offers a high level of affordable healthcare and medical coverage for expats living there?”
If you’ve had enough of this lunatic political season in the U.S...and you’re not looking forward to another cold winter either, the news is good: You have some great-value coastal options today in nearby Latin America.
Hi IL, We are a couple in our 60’s and we really have our heart set on moving to a beautiful beach with a nice relaxed lifestyle. We have a reasonable social security and will not need to be spending money on a car and it’s running costs. We have been looking at all your Read more...: “Where can we live our dream by the beach on $2100 a month?”
Nicaragua is an economical paradise. Imagine your dream location, with your favorite views, the best weather you can imagine, plenty of things to do, lots of new friends, and all for only $1,500 a month. That works out at just $18,000 a year to live in this beautiful country including everything: a furnished place to live, food, WiFi, electricity, water, trash, entertainment—everything! And you can enjoy a higher quality of life to boot.
I am an IL subscriber, have attended a conference and have visited several countries. I need information on Mexican permanent visa. I know you can apply for permanent residence and skip temporary status. But what is required regarding how much time needs to be spent in Mexico? We stay for 13 weeks each year, plan Read more...: What is required in order to apply for the permanent residency visa in Mexico?
I am interested in finding a home or condo in Belize and wondered if the condos have elevators in them on Ambergris Caye. Also is it possible to find 2 bedroom 2 bath Condos for under $100,000 and is general day to day living affordable in this area? Caren Ann Kuffner – Belize Correspondent Caren, Read more...: Is it possible to find 2 bedroom 2 bath Condos for under $100,000 in Ambergris Caye, Belize?