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Retire in Morocco

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is it like to retire in Morocco? Retirees share their experiences living in Morocco.

What advice do overseas retirees have for others considering retiring abroad?

"If you're very attached to home/family, it will be harder. I've been an adventurer since I was a kid. Choose a place you think you'd like, spend 3 months there. Not a 3 week "honeymoon" when you still have stars in your eyes. When reality sets in, do you still love it? If so, welcome home," explained one retiree living in Rabat.

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What are the most challenging aspects of retiring in Morocco?

"Language. I've never had problems with different cultures because I grew up in a multicultural setting. Go into any culture with an open mind. Be willing to try the language, no matter how badly you butcher it. Graciously accept the local foods when offered. people will respond in a good way. Never say a version of 'this is not what we eat back home', or 'this is not how we do it back home'. Do not compare. If back home is better for you, that's ok. You had a new adventure, and it was not suited to your needs," remarked another retiree in Rabat.

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What are the most rewarding aspects of retiring in Morocco?

"Learning the 'secrets' of a place. The best restaurant, the elderly woman who loves to tell stories in broken English, volunteering with a project and finding how the real people live. Great food everywhere," explained one retiree living in Rabat.

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What are healthcare services like in Morocco?

We asked retirees if they have access to good medical care in Morocco. They wrote:

"I know it's good, here in Rabat. However, in other areas it is not as good. My guess is if you need very high tech medical treatments, you'd probably be better to go to the UK or the EU," explained one retiree living in Rabat.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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