The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2021

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2021

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January 28, 2021

Affordability is one of the most important qualities of a great retirement destination, especially if you’re trying to stretch savings, pensions, and Social Security as far as possible. Here are the five countries that score highest in the Cost of Living category of the 2021 Annual Global Retirement Index.

Best Places to Live in Costa Rica: Five Top Expat Havens

Best Places to Live in Costa Rica: Five Top Expat Havens

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January 21, 2021

For decades Costa Rica has been among the world’s premier retirement destinations. It still is. You’ll find established and welcoming expat communities all across the country. It’s easy to make friends to explore the jungle with, or to share an ice-cold, two-buck Pilsen beer while watching the sun set from a beach.

A Second Passport Without Having to Buy or Inherit It

A Second Passport Without Having to Buy or Inherit It

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January 5, 2021

Second passports and residence in other countries have long been appealing to Americans for any number of reasons. These days, that interest is clearly rising—sharply. All over the internet you’ll find resources to help you with this process, whether that means buying a passport or tracing your genealogy...

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2021

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2021

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January 1, 2021

If you’re considering retirement abroad, you need information, and you need lots of it. But more than that, you need guidance on how to interpret that information. That’s what we’re here for, and that’s why we’ve compiled the 2021 Annual Global Retirement Index: to help you with the exciting business of choosing where in the world...

Going Solo: How and Where to Enjoy Life Abroad as a Single

Going Solo: How and Where to Enjoy Life Abroad as a Single

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October 12, 2020

There is no hard data on the number of singles abroad—for that matter, the U.S. doesn’t know how many of its citizens live abroad, period. But at International Living, we hear from our worldwide network of correspondents (of whom I am one), who tell us who’s coming and going in their countries.

Voting Overseas: Three Simple Steps for U.S. Citizens

Voting Overseas: Three Simple Steps for U.S. Citizens

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September 15, 2020

If you are a U.S. citizen who lives outside the United States, you have the right to vote in all federal elections for president and members of Congress no matter how long you have lived abroad, whether you maintain a residence in the U.S., or whether you ever intend to return to the U.S.

9 Countries Around the World Creating Community During the Pandemic

9 Countries Around the World Creating Community During the Pandemic

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May 6, 2020

The global pandemic is uniting communities around the world in some unique and astounding ways, including communities of expats living and retiring abroad. We’ve been following the experiences of our editors and correspondents as they deal with the pandemic as part of their adopted communities...