10 Best Places To Spend Your Retirement

Retirement is something most people look forward to. It’s that time in life where you can finally hang the hat on time-demanding labor and truly focus on what you want to do like learning or perfecting a hobby, acquiring a new skill, traveling the world… the list could be endless. Regardless of what you plan on doing or when you plan on retiring, seeking a place to get away from all the cares of the world is probably on your list of things to do at some point in life. 

1. Belize

Belize
Belize

If you want to retire to a place where you could have it all to yourself, then staying in Belize is a great choice. You do not have to worry about crowded locations as the whole country is moderately populated, giving you more options on where you could purchase the right home in the right property. You also do not have to make too many adjustments when speaking with the locals since English is their official language. Weather is also desirable, giving you a choice between warm and sunny on the coasts and temperate in the mountains.

2. Colombia

Colombia
Colombia

Retirement can be best enjoyed in Colombia when you decide to spend the rest of your life in the city of Medellin. More than just cheap real estate, Medelin offers a relaxing ambience with an emphasis on great art and culture. You can enjoy the pleasure of visiting museums, art galleries, and chitchatting on the roadside while drinking coffee without the need to stay in a European villa.

3. Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay

Getting the most out of your savings is one of the biggest factors as to why many retirees are actually considering Uruguay as their last stop. Depositing your hard-earned money in their reliable banks is just as attractive as establishing a small business.

4. Ecuador

Ecuador
Ecuador

Although there are many towns and cities in Ecuador that could pass for a retirement destination, a majority of the retirees that move here are often attracted to the appeal and charm of Cuenca. Aside from being recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this location is also well known for being a medical tourism destination. Nursing care and even housekeeping services are offered here at affordable prices, which indeed provide retirees more time to think about themselves.

5. Nicaragua

Nicaragua
Nicaragua

If you can tolerate average-looking infrastructures and a laid-back lifestyle, while considering a Spanish-colonial setting as a pleasurable tourism experience, then you would love staying in Nicaragua. Your dollar can go relatively far whether it involves your permanent housing, payment for commodities, or tourism packages. Even people with a limited budget should be able to live decently in this part of the world.

6. Argentina

Argentina
Argentina

Argentina is one of those retirement destinations in the world that offers diverse choices for retirees that have varying living preferences. They may choose to live a relaxed city life in Buenos Aires, experience nature’s abundance in Mendoza, or settle for peace and quiet in some of the provincial capitals. Even though the cost of living is steadily rising due to the inflation of the US Dollar, your money can still help you enjoy life while letting you encounter the best of what Latin America has to offer.

7. Mexico

Mexico
Mexico

Being one of the most accessible places in the American continent, whether from the north or from the south, Mexico is often considered for its many coastal towns which offer an escape from the usual hustle and bustle of city life. Filled with amenities such as fun water sports, romantic white sand beaches, and authentic Mexican cuisine, you can’t go wrong with Mexico.

8. Chile

Chile
Chile

Even though Chile is beside Argentina, it is different in many ways, especially if you are planning to spend the rest of your life in the city of Santiago. Cobblestones on the ground, sculptures placed everywhere, and even outdoor café tables near the sidewalk is a setting so perfect that you may not believe you are still in the American continent. To add icing on the cake; real estate properties here are considerably more affordable so your dollar goes a lot farther.

9. France

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

When mentioning France, the first location that comes to mind is Paris. Although this may be a good place to visit for romance, adventure, and love, it may not be the most suitable place for retirees as the cost of living, including most amenities can be quite expensive. However, there are still many towns and communities near Paris that are good for property investment, allowing you to still experience the culture and refinement of France.

10. Italy

Italy
Italy

While Florence, Rome, and Venice are great places to visit and explore in Italy, living in these key locations is an expensive option for retirees. Granted if the retiree has a lot of money, they can splurge on expensive real estate properties, commodities, and even transportation. However, for those with modest incomes the nearby towns like Abruzzo have affordable real estate which enables retirees to stay close to key cities while enjoying a more affordable lifestyle. After all, you have all the time in the world to drive, explore, and go home on the same day.

 

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