“Could you recommend an affordable island community to retire to?”

“Could you recommend an affordable island community to retire to?”

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June 8, 2016

Hi IL, 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 Read more...: “Could you recommend an affordable island community to retire to?”

“What are the best beaches in Latin America?”

“What are the best beaches in Latin America?”

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June 8, 2016

Hi, I am looking for some information regarding what are the best and most beautiful beaches that you have visited in Latin America? David Hammond – IL Uruguay Correspondent There are lots of great beaches in Latin America, but I will tell you about the ones I know about as IL’s Uruguay correspondent. Uruguay has Read more...: “What are the best beaches in Latin America?”

“Should we retire in Costa Rica or Panama?”

“Should we retire in Costa Rica or Panama?”

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June 8, 2016

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?”

“Could you recommend suitable rural or mountain towns to move to?”

“Could you recommend suitable rural or mountain towns to move to?”

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June 7, 2016

My wife and I are both looking into moving overseas. We would favor a more rural place than a beach community.We have been looking into mountain towns as IL has talked about some before. We have looked at Ecuador and Panama but we are completely open to anywhere that may be suitable in the Americas, Read more...: “Could you recommend suitable rural or mountain towns to move to?”

“Where are the best beach communities for an expat to live?”

“Where are the best beach communities for an expat to live?”

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June 7, 2016

Jason Holland – IL Roving Latin America Editor Hi Christopher, Costa Rica has a wide variety of beach communities on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. “Best” really depends on what you are looking for. For example, Pacific coast towns like Tamarindo and Playas del Coco on the northern Pacific coast and Jaco and Manuel Antonio Read more...: “Where are the best beach communities for an expat to live?”

“Where can I live my dream by the beach?”

“Where can I live my dream by the beach?”

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June 7, 2016

Glynna Prentice – IL Mexico Editor   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. All the airlines have very competitive Read more...: “Where can I live my dream by the beach?”

“Which country has good healthcare at an affordable cost?”

“Which country has good healthcare at an affordable cost?”

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June 7, 2016

Jason Holland – IL Roving Latin America Editor As International Living’s Costa Rica Editor, I can comment on that country. We definitely have beaches here and the weather is warm year-round. So it fits the bill on that score. More importantly Costa Rica has low-cost but high-quality healthcare. It’s one of the big reasons why Read more...: “Which country has good healthcare at an affordable cost?”

“Moving overseas with pets: best destinations?”

“Moving overseas with pets: best destinations?”

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June 2, 2016

Seriously considering an overseas move but we have 4 dogs and 2 cats, and I noticed that many places have small apartments / condos as their primary form of housing. I’d like to be near / on water, reasonably near a town of some size, and in a dog-friendly community where aI can get a Read more...: “Moving overseas with pets: best destinations?”

“What are the best reasons to retire overseas?”

“What are the best reasons to retire overseas?”

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June 2, 2016

Bonnie Hayman – IL Nicaragua Correspondent Hi David, There are SO many great reasons to move overseas that it is impossible to list them all. I chose Nicaragua 8 years ago and I’ll never leave! Here are some reasons why: I’m so much happier here. I’m a middle class gal from the states who was Read more...: “What are the best reasons to retire overseas?”

“Can a single woman safely retire overseas on $1200 a month?”

“Can a single woman safely retire overseas on $1200 a month?”

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May 31, 2016

Bonnie Hayman – IL Nicaragua Correspondent Hi Sarah, The answer to your question is a resounding yes! I moved to Nicaragua 8 and a half years ago alone, without knowing anyone here and it’s the best decision I’ve made in my life! I don’t have to worry about money anymore because it’s so economical to Read more...: “Can a single woman safely retire overseas on $1200 a month?”