InternationalLiving.com Editors Release New Book from Wiley: The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget

InternationalLiving.com Editors Release New Book from Wiley: The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget

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March 21, 2014

When authors Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher left Omaha, Nebraska, in 2001, they had no idea what the future would hold. Thirteen years later, they’ve lived in seven different locations in four Latin American countries and explored dozens more around the world. They’ve distilled those years of experience into this new, definitive guide to choosing, moving to, and living in good-value locales around the world, from Latin America to Southeast Asia to Europe.

Best Places to Own Premium Water Views for Less than $150,000

Best Places to Own Premium Water Views for Less than $150,000

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March 11, 2014

In Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica properties with stunning views can be bought for as little as $119,000, according to a new report by InternationalLiving.com. “A great view usually translates into a premium price tag. But if a buyer knows the right places to look, he can find properties with world-class vistas for much, much less than you’d expect,” reports InternationalLiving.com’s property correspondent, Margaret Summerfield.

Test-Drive a Dream Retirement Overseas in 2014

Test-Drive a Dream Retirement Overseas in 2014

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February 24, 2014

The retire-overseas experts at InternationalLiving.com will send one winner (along with a friend or spouse) to Coronado, Panama—for a full month in 2014, free. The prize includes round-trip flights from the U.S. or Canada to Panama City, furnished accommodation in the beach-resort town of Coronado, Panama, plus a living-expense stipend of $1,500.

These Top Three Countries Offer the World’s Best Benefits and Incentives for Retirees

These Top Three Countries Offer the World’s Best Benefits and Incentives for Retirees

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January 23, 2014

Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador offer the most attractive programs in the world for retirees—wooing foreign pensioners with special visas and significant discounts on everything from airfare to health care, reports InternationalLiving.com.

Panama: The Best Place in the World to Retire in 2014

Panama: The Best Place in the World to Retire in 2014

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January 23, 2014

Panama is the best place for North Americans to retire overseas, according to InternationalLiving.com’s newly released annual Global Retirement Index 2014. In putting together the Index, now in its 23rd year, InternationalLiving.com’s editors collated data from its team of experts on the ground in the most popular countries among U.S. and Canadian expat retirees.

Coastal Property in Costa Rica a Quarter the Price of Southern California

Coastal Property in Costa Rica a Quarter the Price of Southern California

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January 6, 2014

Despite increasing interest from investors and vacation-home owners, properties continue to change hands at a quarter of what comparable real estate would sell for in southern California. Officially known as the country’s Southern Zone, the area is one of the most biodiverse regions in Costa Rica—home to howler monkeys, toucans, sloths and hundreds of other species, as well as lush plant life that ranges from towering tropical hardwood trees to delicate orchids.

Five Historical Towns an Hour or Less from Paris Where Property and Living is More Affordable

Five Historical Towns an Hour or Less from Paris Where Property and Living is More Affordable

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January 6, 2014

“There are those who adore Paris but could think of nothing worse than living in the city center,” reports InternationalLiving.com’s France correspondent, Barbara Diggs. “Romanticism aside, Paris is a big city—and an intense one, at that. After living here awhile, you start to notice that the streets are endlessly thronged. And most reasonably-priced apartments are about the size of a walk-in closet,” says Diggs, based in Paris.

Five Expat Havens in Thailand Offer Low Costs and a High Quality of Life

Five Expat Havens in Thailand Offer Low Costs and a High Quality of Life

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November 20, 2013

“Thailand is one of the world’s most popular locales for good living abroad,” says InternationalLiving.com writer Heather Van Deest, who has lived there with her family for the past eight years. “For pennies on the dollar expats gain a year-round tropical climate and access to modern comforts and conveniences, including affordable, high-quality medical care.”

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.