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An Expat Talks about Retiring in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia


A retiree in Al Khobar, who has lived all over the world, talks about retiring abroad.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Al-Khobar

Why did you choose to retire abroad?

Why not?

Are you retired abroad all year or part of the year?

part of the year

Why did you choose the country you retired to?

change countries every year...

Did you ever live abroad before you retired abroad?

Yup

How long have you lived abroad since you retired abroad?

15 years

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How many countries (other than your home country) have you lived in as a retiree?

8

What have been the most challenging aspects of being retired abroad?

food

What have been the most rewarding aspects of being retired abroad?

travel

What would you do differently if you were just starting the retire abroad process?

have more cash at hand

What is life like for a retiree in your city and its surroundings? (Is there an active expat community? Cultural Attractions? Recreation? Nightlife?)

you can find anything you want, ANYwhere! Start learning the language in use before you get there.

What residency documents or visas did you need to obtain to retire in your host country? How difficult was this process? (Please describe)

USA passport. Not difficult at all to get.

Did you buy a home or apartment, or rent one? Is this a difficult process? (Please describe)

Rent. Get references from friends.

Financially, has living abroad in your host country met your expectations? Exceeded them?

Always

What are the most important financial considerations for retiring to your host country?

Good exchange rates. An Account in the UK. At all times, have at least $ 2000 at hand.

How much can a retiree live on comfortably in your host country?

That's a ridiculous question. Every person has his own comfort zone.

Do you have access to quality medical care? (Please describe - is it close? Expensive?)

In Arab countries, you do NOT! In Europe, you DO. In America, you DO. In South America, you DON'T. in China, they let you ROT. In Japan, they send you to the USA :-)

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Is there a lot of crime where you live? (Please describe)

Absolute NO CRIME in Saudi!!! Lots of crime in Europe and South America. Canada is rather safe. Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Muslim countries = no crime to speak of.

Describe available transportation where you live. Do you need a car? Is there access to safe public transportation?

Nowadays it is hard to imagine ANYWHERE without a car.

Is there high-speed internet access where you live?

Everywhere

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