Cost of Living

A low cost of living is one of the most important factors for retirees who move overseas.

You might want warm weather and a beach nearby, or city amenities and nightlife. Perhaps you prefer small-town living in a country within easy reach of the folks back home, or you dream of experiencing a medieval village in Europe…whatever you’re looking for, one thing is always going to top your list of concerns, and that’s the cost.

The truth is you can live a richer life overseas, for less than what you’re currently spending at home. You can save money on everything from housing and utility bills to transportation expenses. You will be surprised at the high quality of life you can have with a modest income.

But it’s not just bills. Our expert expats consider how much you can save on retiree discounts (if they exist), and weigh up the costs of common medical procedures, visits to the doctor, and what a dentist is going to charge you for a crown. There’s also the often-unconsidered costs—like traveling around your new home and exploring neighboring towns. After all you’re there to have fun.

If you’re looking for a change of scenery, with an inexpensive lifestyle, friendly people, and great food—then retiring overseas is for you. Find out more about the best retirement havens in the world–where your dollar will stretch further…in places where you’d actually want to live.