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 2020 Annual Global Retirement Index.
Imagine living on your own Caribbean island. And instead of the grueling daily commute, you take a leisurely boat ride to work—dolphin-watching as you sail to your business on another island located nearby.
One of the main benefits of living in Colombia is the low cost of living. And what’s more, it’s a low cost of living in a country that offers many of the first-world amenities and infrastructure that you’d expect in a much more expensive location.
Everyone seems to agree: the quality of your life improves when you move to Mexico. And a huge part of that is the lower cost of living you’ll enjoy. Goods and services cost less…so you can afford the kinds of luxuries only the wealthy enjoy in the U.S.—like a maid, a cook, and a gardener.
Last year, my partner and I swapped our full-time jobs and red-brick homes for life on the road overseas. The destination for our new nomadic lifestyle—Portugal.
Bryan and Lisa Christman divide their time between Seattle and Peneda-Gerês National Park in northeastern Portugal, where they are building a dream business in the perfect retirement location.
One of the great appeals of Costa Rica real estate comes from the advantageous property laws offered by this beautiful Central American nation. Property laws in Costa Rica are the same for nationals and foreigners.
If you retire in Ecuador, every cliché you've heard about living large on little money--about settling into the lap of luxury on even a pensioner's budget--is true. This is one of the world's most affordable places to live. Take $450 out of the ATM Monday morning, and your expenses are covered for the week.
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.
I can't count the number of real estate developers I've met over the last dozen years. Old and young...experienced and novice...local and foreign...savvy and clueless...I've met them all. Meeting these developers is a critical component in our process for deciding which projects stack up and which ones just don't make the grade.