Whether you're thinking about retiring overseas or retired abroad twenty years ago, use our Country Forums to talk with other expats and retirees already living abroad, read articles about medicare, QDROPs, buying overseas property, choosing expat health insurance and more.
If you're thinking about retiring in Panama, here are 13 things you must know before you make the move.
Expats in Italy share 7 important tips for those preparing to retire in Italy - topics include healthcare and health insurance, the elective residency visa, taxes on pensions, inheritance and more.
If you're moving or retiring abroad, which appliances should you take? Which should you leave behind? What type of voltage converters should you buy? Mike Bieber answers these and other questions.
Hungary is sometimes overlooked as a retirement destination. Expats who retire in Hungary appreciate the low cost of living; rich history; friendly people; and beautiful cities, towns and countryside. Here are 7 places that retire expats recommend to check out when considering Hungary for retirement.
Retiring in Spain -- 5 Affordable Places to Retire in Spain
Many retirees move to Spain in search of a better lifestyle and lower cost of living. Here are 5 affordable places to retire in Spain that range from bustling coastal cities, like Valencia, to regions with small coastal villages, like Huercal-Overa in Andalucia.
Retiring in France -- 5 Affordable Places to Retire in France
The word affordable and France don't normally end up in the same sentence, but it's all relative and more affordable villages and cities do exist! They are often some of the most charming places to retire in France. Here are 5 affordable places to retire in France plus advice on how to find others.
Retiring in Italy -- The 7 Best Places to Retire in Italy
Italy's villages and cities appeal to retirees for many different reasons - the beautiful beaches, breathtaking countryside, amazing food, wonderful nightlife, bustling town markets and welcoming people. In this article, we cover several of our readers' favorite places.
Retiring Abroad -- 5 Great Places to Retire in Asia
We asked expats and searched our forums for recommendations about where to retire in Asia. We pinpointed countries with affordable costs of living and have five great retirement locations. Please add your recommendations in the comments section!
Retiring in Mexico -- The Mexican Riviera
Do you want to retire in Mexico? The Mexican Riviera consists of over 1,000 miles of Pacific coastline including several of the best places to retire in Mexico. Scherrer's article offers great insight for those considering living in Mexico.
Retiring Abroad -- Best Places to Retire
Did you know that some countries court foreign retirees offering discounts on things such as medicines, closing costs when buying property and big tax breaks such as zero tax on foreign-earned income and pension, tax-free imports for household goods -- even cars.
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:
Retirement in Bocas del Toro, Panama
A expat in Panama talks about what it's like being retired in Bocas del Toro - adapting to island time, building a home on Isla Solarte, the friendly people in Bocas, the lower cost of living, the new hospital and challenges traveling in and out of Bocas.
Retirement in Cuenca, Ecuador
A retired couple who landed in Cuenca, Ecuador with plans to rent a while and move from place to place is very happy with the decision to move to Ecuador. They appreciate the low cost of living in Cuenca, access to quality healthcare, clubs and activities. The one challenge has been the ever changing residency rules.
Retirement in San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica
Why retire in San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica? Can you live on $1,000 or $2,000 a month? How difficult is it if you aren't fluent in Spanish when you first arrive? A retiree who arrived in Costa Rica a month ago answers these and other questions.
Retirement in Clapham Ridge, Barbados
An expat talks about what it's like living in Barbados. He appreciates the good quality of life, active expat community, beautiful weather and friendly Barbadians.
Retirement in Tobercurry, Ireland
A expat in Tobercurry talks about how she and her husband chose to retire in Ireland - the more affordable lifestyle (living on less than $2,000 a month), Ireland's public healthcare system, finding a home through an Estate Agent, enjoying walking everywhere and not needing a car, the sense of safety and more. She cannot stress enough that anyone thinking about retiring in Ireland research diligently and seek the advice of other expats.