Win Your Dream Retirement Overseas in 2022:
Top 20 Finalists

We want your opinion! Who do you think should spend a month enjoying a test-drive retirement in The Algarve, Portugal.

Scroll down below to watch videos submitted by our top candidates and cast your vote for those you like best.

From the thousands of entries we received, we’ve narrowed the field to 20, who have submitted a video on why they deserve to be chosen. And now we’d like your input. Watch the top entries below and vote.

Our winner will spend a month “test driving” retirement in Portugal and receive round-trip airfare, accommodation, and a generous expenses allowance.

For over 40 years, International Living has been pointing readers to the best-value destinations on the planet… showing them how to trade up in retirement to enjoy a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget… how to travel smarter… start international businesses… invest in booming overseas markets… and more.

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By sending a lucky winner (or couple) to Portugal for a month, we’ll prove that you can enjoy adventure, fun, and the joys of a comfortable retirement… on less than it would typically cost you to stay home.


Public voting has now closed on this stage of our Win Your Dream Retirement Overseas competition. We will now tally those votes, along with the votes from our internal judging panel, and will formally announce the three finalists moving onto the next stage on November 23.