8 Great Places to Retire Abroad.

8 Great Places to Retire Abroad

These overseas destinations can offer you a comfortable retirement at affordable costs.

First great place.

Merida, Mexico

Population: 777,615

Climate: Tropical. Temperatures range from the low 80s to the mid 90s. Risk of hurricanes.

Proximity to major airport: Merida has an international airport with some nonstop flights to the U.S. Mexico City is less than two hours by plane.

Access to health care: There’s a slew of quality medical facilities, including the highly regarded Clinica de Merida. Some retirees may qualify for Mexico’s low-cost public health insurance program, known as IMSS. Mexico ranks 14th out of 25 countries on International Living’s Global Retirement Index for health care.

Cost of living: Mexico tied for third (with Colombia and Thailand) on the Global Retirement Index for cost of living. A retired American couple can live comfortably in Merida on $1,700 a month.

The draw: City living meets colonial charm. Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, is a world away from Cancun, its touristy cousin across the peninsula. Sitting 22 miles inland, Merida has a European feel, thanks to its Old World architecture and abundant culture. There are opera houses and cathedrals to explore, and foodies rave about the dining scene. There’s a growing population of retirees from the U.S., as evidenced by an English-language newspaper and library. Merida has escaped the violence that has plagued Mexico’s border towns.



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One Response to “8 Great Places to Retire Abroad.”

  1. Bob Says:

    Looks like a great place. Just worry about the unrest with drug gangs. Keeo the stories coming.

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