For a lot of people, the idea of living in a remote, quiet, off-the-beaten track paradise overseas is a great one...but for people who prefer amenities like fine dining, top-quality healthcare, and good shopping on their doorsteps, city living just can’t be beat...
Housing costs can take up a large chunk of your monthly budget, but there are expat havens around the world where your rent could be $500 per month or less. When it comes to getting more bang-for-your-buck, we have found five places where rent is so affordable, you’ll have money left over to indulge in the finer things...
For decades Costa Rica has been among the world’s premier retirement destinations. It still is. Chuck and his wife Anna launched their Pura Vida lifestyle in 2012. They sought a mild climate, better healthcare, amazing views, and lots to do…and all at a lower cost of living. 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.
The ultimate dream for many North Americans is to retire early. But the problem is, how do you afford it? In a time when people are working past retirement age just so they can afford to maintain their current lifestyle (a recent U.S. jobs report states that almost 19% of people 65 or older are working at least Read more...: Want to Retire Early? Here’s How
This Vancouver couple discovered a way to travel affordably in retirement, while at the same time exploring all that the Caribbean has to offer. Their unique take on an increasingly popular travel trend allows them to soak up the sun in some of the Caribbean’s best retirement hotspots…and they’re doing it all rent free. Johanne Read more...: How Canadians Can Live Rent Free in the Caribbean
Affordable healthcare isn’t a myth. In fact, if you look beyond U.S. borders you’ll find healthcare systems in other countries that are equally as good—if not better—than what you get at home. And you won’t have to remortgage your house to stay healthy.
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.
Finding reasonable dental care has never been so accessible. While the price of getting extensive—or even simple—work done at home can be frightening, there are many overseas options that offer just as good a service, and at a fraction of the cost.
Healthcare costs in the U.S. continue to rise. According to PwC’s Health Research Institute, medical costs look set to grow by 6.5% this year alone. Out-of-pocket medical expenses are one of the main reasons U.S. citizens go into debt, according to the Association of Healthcare Journalists.
Globetrotting today isn’t just a job for mariners or the preserve of the jet set. Travel is easier than ever before. It’s far more comfortable, too. And living internationally is more affordable than at any time in history.