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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.

Retiring in Panama -- 13 Important Tips for Retirees in Panama

If you're thinking about retiring in Panama, here are 13 things you must know before you make the move.

Retiring in Italy -- 7 Important Tips for Retirees in Italy

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.

Retiring Abroad -- Bringing Your Current Appliances and Electronics With You When You Retire to a New Country

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.

Retiring in Hungary -- 7 Best Places to Retire in Hungary

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 Ireland -- How an Expat Retiree Fought to Stay in Ireland

Expat retirees David and Maura Woods were given 7 days notice to leave Ireland. David shares his story, why they were asked to leave, and how they found a way to stay in the adoptive land they love.

Retiring Abroad -- Where Do I Really Want to Retire?

Deciding where to retire abroad is a difficult decision. Author Suzie Hammond offers some advice for expanding your list of possible destinations.

Retiring Abroad -- The 8 Best Countries for Brits to Retire Abroad

Many Brits choose to retire to Australia and the United States. In addition to these popular locales, Ryan Smith recommends several other great retirement destinations for British retirees.

Retiring Abroad -- 4 Off-the-Beaten Track European Retirement Destinations

Many Brits retire to Spain, Australia, Canada, and America and these countries have thriving expat communities. Ella Jameson talks about other retirement destinations that are sometimes overlooked.

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 -- Top 5 Reasons to Retire in Penang, Malaysia

With its beautiful beaches, laid-back lifestyle and UNESCO World Heritage status for the historic capital of Georgetown, Penang is a great overseas retirement destination.

Retiring Abroad -- 5 Great Places to Retire in South America

Expats offered their recommendations for places to retire in South America. We know that this is a short list and hope you'll add your favorites below in the comments section.

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 Abroad -- 5 Great Places to Retire in Western Europe

We asked expats about great places to retire in Western Europe. While many Western European countries have prohibitively high living costs, there are a few areas that fit the retirement bill. These are some of the recommendations!

Retiring Abroad -- 5 Great Places to Retire in Central America

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.

Retiring Abroad -- 9 Reasons Not To Retire Overseas (And Why They Don't Matter)

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.

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.

Overseas-RetirementOverseas Retirement

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.

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Culture-Shock-in-BeihaiAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Beihai, China

Beihai is a large port city on the southwest coast of China with a population of approximately 500,000. An expat who moved to Beihai offers an in-depth view of life in this growing city.

Beihai is a large port city on the southwest coast of China with a population of approximately 500,000. An expat who moved to Beihai offers an in-depth view of life in this growing city. ...

Living-in-BangaloreAn Expat Discusses Living in Bangalore, India

An expat living in Bangalore for the second time talks about what it's like living there, international schools, Indian weddings, Bangalore's friendly people and more.

An expat living in Bangalore for the second time talks about what it's like living there, international schools, Indian weddings, Bangalore's friendly people and more. ...

Ecuador-Highly-Rated-By-ExpatsExpat Survey: Ecuador Highly Rated By Expats

Expats have loved living in Ecuador for a long time, and that trend continues according to expats who responded to our "Best Places to Live in 2020" survey. Read on to see how satisfied and read some quotes about what it's like to live there.

Expats have loved living in Ecuador for a long time, and that trend continues according to expats who responded to our "Best Places to Live in 2020" survey. Read on to see how satisfied and read some...

12-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Italy12 Best Places to Live in Italy

Italy is beloved by expats, global nomads and retirees. We've compiled a list of the 12 best places to live in Italy based upon expats' recommendations. They include Liguria, Puglia, Rome, Le Marche, Abruzzo, Sicily and more.

Italy is beloved by expats, global nomads and retirees. We've compiled a list of the 12 best places to live in Italy based upon expats' recommendations. They include Liguria, Puglia, Rome, Le Marche...

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