Retire in Spain

Spain promises expats sunny weather, European sophistication, and first-world infrastructure at an affordable price. Although Mediterranean resorts are a popular choice, Spain’s diverse geography and climate offer many options from seaside living to mountain retreats to pastoral farms to exciting, culture-packed cities...

Healthcare in Italy

Italy ranks among the World Health Organization’s top 10 countries for quality health services (by contrast, the U.S. only holds 37th place, despite being the highest spender.) However, although medical facilities are considered to be adequate for any emergencies, many public hospitals are overcrowded and under-funded. Read on to find out more.

Cost of Living in Malaysia

When looking for a place to retire, cost of living is the first concern for a lot of people. Many are on a fixed budget and want to live in a place that has all the comforts of home without the same high costs. Penang, an island just off Malaysia’s west coast, is that place. On $2,500 a month, a couple can live extremely well. Rent in a modern highrise with a pool, a gym, and security guards will cost about $750 to $800. That price will get you a modern 2,300-square-foot condo with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the ocean. If you don't care to live with a view or by the beach, you can rent a two- or three-bedroom place for about $550 to $650, which means you could easily live on $2,000 a month.

Roatán, Honduras

The verdant, jungle-covered hills of Roatán rise suddenly from the vivid blue sea. It’s a tropical paradise…without the high costs you might expect from a Caribbean destination. These days a small but active group of retirees and other expats live on this long and narrow island, whose total population is about 80,000.