Best Place For Climate when Retiring Overseas

Best Place For Climate when Retiring Overseas

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January 5, 2014

Tired of shoveling snow, braving the torrential rain or wrapping up against the bitter cold? If so, check out these top three places to retire for a better climate as ranked in International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2014. With a perfect score of 100 and for the second year in a row, Ecuador comes out top in the Climate category and is the overall runner up in this year’s Global Retirement Index. Lying directly on the equator, it enjoys 12 hours of direct equatorial daylight 365 days a year.

Secret Mediterranean Island Offers Low Costs, Great Climate and High Quality of Life

Secret Mediterranean Island Offers Low Costs, Great Climate and High Quality of Life

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October 3, 2013

Malta is the smallest country in the European Union (just 122 square miles), but it has long been a vacation spot for sun-starved northern Europeans and a tax haven for the wealthy. Multi-million-dollar yachts fill Malta’s marinas. Yet you’ll find great bang for your buck here. A couple could live well on a budget of $2,000 a month.

The Top Three Best Places to Retire Overseas and Enjoy a Great Climate

The Top Three Best Places to Retire Overseas and Enjoy a Great Climate

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September 25, 2013

Many places all over the world have great climates, but those that took the top three spots in our Annual Retirement Index 2013 are three of the best. The country taking the number one spot not just in the climate category but overall in the Retirement Index lies directly on the equator. It enjoys 12 hours of direct equatorial daylight 365 days a year.

A Low Cost of Living, Excellent Health Care, and a Great Climate: Why Expats Choose Costa Rica

A Low Cost of Living, Excellent Health Care, and a Great Climate: Why Expats Choose Costa Rica

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July 2, 2013

Today an estimated 20,000 Americans live in Costa Rica either full- or part-time, and it’s easy to see why. Costa Rica is a stable, affordable and beautiful country with a rich culture and admirable values. The healthcare here is top-notch. The facilities are excellent, the doctors are well-trained...

A Perfect Climate in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

A Perfect Climate in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

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March 5, 2013

After a lifetime of cold weather in Alberta, Canada, retired couple Rick and Peggy Stewart were ready for a change. And they found a perfect climate—and many more benefits—in the rural community of Santa Eulalia about 20 minutes outside of the small town of Atenas, in Costa Rica's Central Valley. From their new home in the tropics, they can't help but rub it in with friends and family back home.

Where to Find a Cool Mountain Climate in Costa Rica

Where to Find a Cool Mountain Climate in Costa Rica

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October 1, 2012

We’re near the top now when a cloud rushes in, and we’re immersed. Zero visibility. Better slow down and pull over. And that puts us in prime position a few seconds later when the cloud has passed to see the entire valley laid out before us. It’s been just a 45-minute drive from the city below but we’re worlds away. I’m in Costa Rica’s Central Valley.

A Better Climate and Lower Costs in Ecuador

A Better Climate and Lower Costs in Ecuador

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June 25, 2012

David and Wendy DeChambeau had what many people considered an ideal life in northern Idaho...beautiful natural surroundings, two handsome and talented young boys, a nice home with all the trimmings that make up the American Dream. Yet, they were searching—seeking better economic opportunity, a lower cost of living, and a better climate.

You’ll Enjoy the One of the Best Climates in the World in Loja

You’ll Enjoy the One of the Best Climates in the World in Loja

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May 22, 2012

This place boasts the world’s best climate...averaging daytime temperatures in the mid-70s every day of the year. So where am I? In Loja, a manageable city of about 180,000 people in southern Ecuador. At 6,750 feet above sea level, Loja is at a lower elevation than many of the country’s other major cities perched along the spine of the Andes mountain range.

Medellin, Colombia: Perfect Climate, Low Property Prices

Medellin, Colombia: Perfect Climate, Low Property Prices

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October 4, 2011

I have traveled to almost every country in Latin America in search of the top spots for living, investing, and retiring abroad. From the mountains of Honduras to the beaches of Brazil, I've discovered hundreds of great lifestyle options. But I've never seen anything like Medellín, Colombia.

Paute, Ecuador: A Great Climate and Slow Pace of Life

Paute, Ecuador: A Great Climate and Slow Pace of Life

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February 21, 2011

We took a little road trip to Paute in Ecuador last week. Paute is a small city about an hour’s bus ride from Cuenca. Traveling to the towns around Cuenca is very inexpensive and very scenic. The bus ride was only $1 each way, and the drive had us following a winding river, against a backdrop of beautiful green mountains.