Affordability is often the single-most influential factor in choosing an overseas retirement destination. After all, who wants to spend their golden years counting pennies and wondering how far the next Social Security check will stretch? That’s the beauty of travel, and International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index—you have the power to choose a country with a cost of living that suits your budget.
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 2022 Annual Global Retirement Index: to help you with the exciting business of choosing where in the world will best suit your needs.
Picture yourself lying on a deserted beach sipping your favorite cocktail and enjoying the ocean breeze. No computer…no telephone…no stress. Sound tempting? Folks often dream of retiring to an island in search of romance, fun, and adventure...
With winter around the corner, you might already be pulling out the coats and boots, budgeting for heating costs…prepping for the cold, dark months ahead. Blizzards, ice storms, slippery roads and sidewalks. But what if you could avoid all that?
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.
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...
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.
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.
Often the quickest and easiest way for the average American to gain permission to live and work legally in Europe is through a freelance visa. But only a limited handful of European countries offer them. Here are 5 countries in Europe that specifically welcome the independent, freelance worker.
Ever dreamt of a luxury retirement with your own maid, a gardener, and dining out in gourmet restaurants, but thought you could never afford it? The good news is you can in the right locations. We highlight five locations outside of the U.S...