“Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”

“Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”

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March 1, 2017

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?”

Where in Central America should a single woman retire to and why?

Where in Central America should a single woman retire to and why?

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January 23, 2017

It would be great if you published articles for those of us single women in our 60’s wanting to retire to places like Panama, Yucatan, Roatan, Belize. All your articles are for couples – what about the very large population of single women who want to retire to a sunny climate in central America? Where Read more...: Where in Central America should a single woman retire to and why?

“Is it difficult to obtain a visa and/or residency for the countries in Asia that you cover?”

“Is it difficult to obtain a visa and/or residency for the countries in Asia that you cover?”

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January 12, 2017

I want to retire on a beach in Asia and have not fully committed to any one country yet and a lot will depend on the difficulty obtaining a visa. I will have an income of $1500 per month and want to live somewhere relatively close to the beach. Is it difficult to obtain a Read more...: “Is it difficult to obtain a visa and/or residency for the countries in Asia that you cover?”

“What tips would your experts give to me as I plan my retirement overseas?”

“What tips would your experts give to me as I plan my retirement overseas?”

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November 4, 2016

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?”

Where can we live our dream by the beach on $2100 a month?

Where can we live our dream by the beach on $2100 a month?

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October 4, 2016

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?

Where Can I Find Short Term Rentals in Arequipa, Peru?

Where Can I Find Short Term Rentals in Arequipa, Peru?

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September 22, 2016

What resources would you recommend to find short term rentals (1-3 months, furnished) in Arequipa, Peru? We are interested in exploring the area as a retirement possibility, but don’t know where to look. Where Can I Find Short Term Rentals in Arequipa, Peru? Thanks! Diane Steve LePoidevin – Peru Correspondent Hi Diane, This Steve LePoidevin, Read more...: Where Can I Find Short Term Rentals in Arequipa, Peru?

Are There Low Cost Apartments Available for Rent in Boquete, Panama?

Are There Low Cost Apartments Available for Rent in Boquete, Panama?

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September 22, 2016

I’m a single, 72 year old woman living strictly on my Social Security income of $1,400.00 per month. I’m currently renting a Section 42 studio apartment for $443.00 per month. It’s a decent apartment that isn’t rundown but it’s decidedly very small and plain. Your literature indicates that one should be prepared to pay $650.00 Read more...: Are There Low Cost Apartments Available for Rent in Boquete, Panama?

Is the Visa and Residency Process Difficult For Vietnam?

Is the Visa and Residency Process Difficult For Vietnam?

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September 21, 2016

Hello: I am interested in moving to Vietnam. I am looking for info on gaining my visa and residency for the country. Is the process difficult? What is the best way to get my move to Vietnam started? Thanks, Arnold Wendy Justice – Vietnam Correspondent Dear Arnold, Thanks so much for your question. It sounds Read more...: Is the Visa and Residency Process Difficult For Vietnam?

“Help finding long term housing on the West Coast of Nicaragua?”

“Help finding long term housing on the West Coast of Nicaragua?”

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August 19, 2016

I am looking for long term housing on the West Coast of Nicaragua, possibly San Juan del Sur but open to other locations. However, searching RE websites seems to only provide vacation rentals, i.e., daily, weekly, monthly at very high rates. I would like to retire there and have a budget of $1500 – $2000 Read more...: “Help finding long term housing on the West Coast of Nicaragua?”