Top 10 Best Places To Retire In The World If You Want to Live a Long and Happy Life
Today, retiring abroad is about launching a new life in a new country,
starting over someplace sunny, and exotic with white-sand beaches or Old World culture.
If you’re considering retiring abroad in 2018, or just curious where the best places
Here are the world's top 10 Retirement Heavens in 2018.
1. Costa Rica.
North Americans have been flocking to Costa Rica for more than 30 years, attracted by
the tropical climate; low cost of living; top-notch, affordable medical care; bargain
real estate; and natural beauty.
You can kick your shoes off on white-sand beaches, hike through lush lowland jungle
or mountain cloud forests, and bask in volcanic thermal springs.
The low crime rate means you can feel safe just about anywhere in the country, day or
Good modern healthcare coverage, plus traditional and herbal medicine, natural foods, including
abundant fresh fruits and vegetables, and a more active lifestyle combine to help
many expats feel healthier than they have in years.
Plus, with many Costa Ricans speaking English, it’s pretty easy to navigate as you learn
In Mexico’s Colonial Highlands, You will enjoy sunny, temperate weather basically all
From tropical beaches to temperate mountains, You can live in romantic, Spanish-colonial
cities, or choose beach lifestyles that range from chic,
sophisticated Puerto Vallarta to small, laidback villages on the Yucatán Gulf coast.
Healthcare is good to excellent, too.
You can opt for private healthcare that tends to cost a quarter to a half of US prices.
Throw in the many colorful traditions, such as the Day of the Dead celebrations,
and you have a place that delights and stimulates your senses.
Modern, convenient, and close to the US – not to mention sunny, warm, and the local people
are fun, friendly, and welcoming.
Panama City is a destination for exciting food, beer, jazz, film, golf, tennis, and
The lush mountain towns of Panama rank among the best retirement destinations in the world.
Panama City is a world-class capital and comparable to cities in California.
The healthcare is top notch, too.
The city’s four major private facilities, include a technologically advanced Johns Hopkins
Leave Panama City and costs are even lower, with expats living well on a monthly $1,500
History-filled colonial cities, peaceful mountain villages, lazy coastal towns, cloud forest,
nature-filled hot spots…
For those looking for a sense of variety in their ultimate destination, Ecuador has it
Choose a metropolitan lifestyle of luxury, the carefree existence of a sun-worshipping
beach dweller, or just about anything in between.
Thanks to its many lifestyle options, Ecuador has become a retirement hot spot among North
With impressive mountain peaks, welcoming locals, and spectacular weather, Ecuador is
a great place to make home.
The mild climate means you don’t need to pay for heating or cooling.
And there’s no need for you to own a vehicle, since public transportation is everywhere
Cities with a buzz, idyllic beaches, islands that seduce the senses, and some of the most
pristine ancient rainforests in South East Asia.
For starters it’s a gastronomic delight, and the street food here is hands down the
best in Asia.
If white-sand beaches are your dream, you have here more than 878 islands to choose
Located on the border with Thailand, there are a few established resorts to choose from,
not to mention the countless deserted white-sand beaches where you will never see another soul.
Between the lower rental costs, lower utilities, and eating out a few days a week,
You are looking at a 50% lower cost of living in Canada.
Perfect spring-like weather all year, high quality but affordable healthcare system,
Colombia ranks high as a place for healthy living.
The great weather allows retirees to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle every day of
Walking, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, and even golf will keep your body
strong and your spirit young.
Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world,
so you can easily find a climate and environment that suits your taste.
If you want hot and tropical, consider retiring to the lovely Caribbean coastal cities of
Santa Marta, or Cartagena.
Rated the third-safest country in the world in the 2017 Global Peace Index, Portugal is
not only secure, but beautiful.
The healthcare system, both private as well as public, which offers professional treatment
at little or no cost.
English is widely spoken and comprehensive train, bus, tram, and taxi offerings make
it unnecessary to own a vehicle.
The city is a cultural cornucopia, with museums and historical sites,
like St. George Castle and the nearby Palace of Queluz.
A cool autumn breeze hints of winter, yet the Iberian sun is warm enough for you to
shed your sweater.
Expat organizations like Americans Living in Portugal, International Women in Portugal
are ready to help you.
If you’re looking for a tropical locale where your dollar will go far, Nicaragua deserves
your attention It’s a country on the up, developing fast,
yet still among the most affordable.
Nicaragua offers much to do in the way of outdoor activities.
You can peer into an active volcano, it has some of the best surfing in the world on its
In the north you’ll find deserted beaches and just a few hours away temperate coffee
highlands with hiking trails.
The larger cities also offer many shopping, entertainment, and dining opportunities.
On top of the cost savings, fresh foods along with warm temperatures, and more activity
also contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
For decades, Spain has been a top vacation and retirement destination for Europeans.
Spain’s miles of beach and warm coastal climate mean there’s plenty of places where
you can enjoy a seaside lifestyle, as well as temperate weather, pretty much
The cost of living is one of Europe’s lowest.
The Spanish lifestyle is one of the most attractive aspects of life here.
From any coastal destination, you can easily explore Spain’s vast interior, with its
romantic, historic cities.
Valencia, it combines the best of all worlds.
It has all the goodies of a metropolis: convenient air and rail connections, major hospitals,
universities, and plenty of parks.
A climate to suit every taste, 1,500 miles of coastline stretching from Ecuador to Chile,
centuries-old Spanish colonial cities, hundreds of archaeological sites to explore,
and towering mountains to climb and deep canyons to hike.
These are just some of the things that have drawn an increasing number of adventurous
expats to call Peru home.
Spectacular Macho Pichu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas have always been major
attractions for tourists, but more expats are now heading to this area
for long-term stays and retirement.
Nights are cool but midday highs can reach the 70s for much of the year.
If you are looking for a country with an inexpensive lifestyle, friendly people, and great food,
Peru is worth a look.