With the New Year comes a new set of resolutions, plans for the year ahead…and the publication of International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index. And this year the top honor goes to Costa Rica.
For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play.
One of the things I love about living in Cuenca, Ecuador, after spending nearly 40 years in the sweltering heat of Florida, is that I can actually walk outside during the day without worrying if the heat steaming from the blacktop will melt the soles of my tennis shoes.
Comparative in size to the state of West Virginia, Costa Rica is a small country—but it packs a big punch when it comes to the variety of things to do. Specifically, things that nature lovers and adventure seekers go ecstatic for.
The Cayo District, nestled in Belize’s Maya Mountains, casts an irresistible spell. It’s a region where Mother Nature’s bounty is on full display…from wild, untamed rainforest…to meandering rivers perpetually flowing towards the sea.
For many U.S. retirees, being able to walk from A to B comfortably and safely, without depending on public transport or a car, are becoming important considerations when seeking a retirement destination overseas.
Healthcare is one of the top concerns for retirees when considering moving abroad. But, the good news for retirees, is healthcare overseas often proves to be a fraction of the cost it is in the U.S.
One million dollars: It was once a huge aspirational monetary goal. However, these days, according to the AARP, having $1 million dollars is almost a necessity if you want to retire comfortably in the U.S.
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.
Advances in technology have opened up the world. Planes, trains and the Internet are all getting faster and—if you know where to look—you can embrace these changes and make your dream of exploring dozens of overseas destinations come true. Right now, living internationally...