Retiring abroad is a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees considering overseas retirement by taking our new Overseas Retirement report. Describe how you chose your area, the challenges and rewards of retiring overseas, the retiree lifestyle in your area and more. Submit an Overseas Retirement report under your username or anonymously. Recent submissions:
Central America is an increasingly popular retirement destination. Retirees love it's proximity to the United States, lower cost of living, beautiful cities, amazing beaches, healthy lifestyle and friendly people.
What do you do if you want to retire abroad and your spouse wants to stay put? Kathleen Peddicord offers advice on how to handle this so that both of you are happy.
Joe Greco set out on a six-month road trip, looking for both adventure and up-and-coming real estate investment markets. His VW van broke down in Medellin. It was fate.
Alone, cheap cost of living is a bad reason to move to another country, that could change overnight! Buonamici shares 7 other reasons.
Kathleen Peddicord highlights some of the pros and cons of retiring to Asia vs Europe vs the Americas.
Expat Dean LaCoursiere gives an overview of several pueblos (communities) in or near the coffee country that are little known outside of Colombia and are even off the radar of most expat magazines.
Puerto Vallarta is more expensive than places like Panama City, Panama and Salinas, Ecuador, but this highly developed stretch of Mexico's Pacific coastline offers a world-class lifestyle for expats.
Would you be happier living in an expat neighborhood (i.e. gated expat community) or living in a local neighborhood surrounded by locals? Expats often have strong opinions about this question. How do you feel? What type of neighborhood was best for you?
To buy real estate--foreign or local--with your retirement funds, you can set up what's called a "self-directed IRA" or "self-directed 401k." In theory, this means you're in a position to "direct" the investment of your account funds. However, you still must go through the custodian, asking him to make the investment for you. He can refuse.
Where are the best places to retire overseas? Which retirement haven is right for you? France? Ecuador? Panama? Nicaragua? Thailand? Kathleen Peddicord shares the pros and cons of the world's top 9 retirement havens.
Kathleen Peddicord, a well-known overseas retirement and international real estate expert, outlines 9 reasons why people think that they cannot retire abroad and why those reasons don't matter.
Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully research their possible destinations, talk with other expats and visit before they move. This article highlights members' recent discussions and comments about crime and safety in popular expat locales and some off-the-beaten path destinations. If you live in Mexico, we encourage you to submit an update on your city or town.
The Costa Rican real estate market is slowly rebounding with steady growth in the greater San Jose metropolitan area in particular.
Salta, Argentina offers city living starting at $72,000. Colonial Salta has the facilities and amenities of a large city with the comfort, safety and hominess of a small town.
Gracias, Honduras is a true hidden jewel - totally unspoiled and much like a century ago. You'll need to know Spanish as this town of 12,000 has less than a dozen expats, but this peaceful place offers a low cost of living, little crime and one of the largest tracts of cloud forest left in Central America.
Costa Rica enjoys a relatively low cost of living. Barrantes covers the basic costs. Expats living in Costa Rica can live comfortably on $1,500 a month and luxuriously on $3,000 a month.
Straight-forward advice about obtaining residency in Costa Rica from Lic Giovanna Barrantes. Covers Pensionado, Rentista, starting a business and working as a Representante.
As many Baby Boomers are feeling uncertainty in their home countries, experts are predicting a mass migration, most seeking warmer climates.
Overview of healthcare in Costa Rica, including CAJA, INS, Private Medical Insurance and the best hospitals.
An expat compares his time and life in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.
Cotacachi, Ecuador is a wonderful place to retire. Former teacher, Gary Kesinger, describes life in Cotacachi.
Do you want to retire overseas, but don't know about the best places to retire abroad? Suzie Hammond offers advice about starting your search.