A popular question we receive from readers is, “What are the pros and cons of living on an island?” Since 2008 I have lived full-time on the island of Ambergris Caye, so I’m in a strong position to address this question. Here are a few pros and cons of living on one of Belize’s most Read more...: The Pros and Cons of Living on a Caribbean Island in Belize
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?”
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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?
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?”
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?”
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?
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?
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?
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?