Living Well in Retirement – 8 Great Places to Retire Abroad.

These overseas destinations can offer you a comfortable retirement at affordable costs
By Donna Fuscaldo, Contributing Writer

Great places to retire can be found outside of Florida and Arizona. In fact, many can be found outside of the U.S. entirely. Safe, attractive and affordable places to retire are scattered across the globe, from Latin America to Asia and even Europe. We’ve narrowed our list to eight overseas retirement hot spots.

Two factors critical to retirees (and their wallets) shaped our choices: cost of living and health care. To make our picks we consulted several experts on travel, tourism and overseas retirement, including Jennifer Stevens, executive editor of International Living, and Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of We also gave added weight to the cost of living, real estate and health care components of International Living’s Global Retirement Index of the top 25 countries for retirees.
A note on cost of living: Monthly budgets for overseas retirees will vary widely, depending on country, lifestyle and housing type. There’s no one-size-fits-all dollar amount. The estimates provided for each retirement hot spot offer a ballpark figure, including housing expenses, for how much a “typical” retired American couple would need to live comfortably.
8 Great Places to Retire Abroad.  Starting tomorrow with Merida, Mexico.

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