When the time comes for retirement we are seeing more and more people looking to spend their twilight years abroad. This has become easier and more accessible than ever before and this is what is inspiring so many to make the move. Flight prices are lower than ever before making it easier for friends and family to visit and communication via instant chat and video calling makes it easier to stay in touch. Money needn’t be a worry either, thanks to the likes of the Ria Money Transfer app for international transfers, ensuring that retirees can comfortably manage their money at home and abroad. There are some countries that are more favorable than others, and these are some of the best to retire in.
Central America may not be the first place you think of when it comes to retiring but Panama consistently tops these lists for retirees. Not only is this a very safe country that offers high-quality healthcare, but it is also a beautiful country with a range of living options. From city living to mountain retreats, this country offers everything a retired couple could want.
Portugal offers the perfect blend of old-world class with modern charm and it has become highly attractive to retirees from around the world in recent years. From sun-kissed beach resorts to classic cities like Lisbon and Porto, there is plenty here for the older generation to enjoy. Above all Portugal has a very low crime rate and offers one of the best healthcare systems in Europe.
It is not just the convenient nature of ‘moving next door’ which attracts retirees to Mexico, but also the range of living experiences that retirees can have here. Some look to embrace the many beach resorts such as Baja California and Puerto Vallarta, whilst others look to enjoy the quiet city life of somewhere such as Queretaro. One of the most attractive aspects of retiring in Mexico is the low cost of living, plus its proximity to the US making trips home that little bit easier.
Another European country that has become incredibly popular amongst the retired community in the US is France, the home of high-quality cuisine, fine wine, and steady living. Away from the stunning landscapes of the country retirees can enjoy an outstanding healthcare system, a simple visa process, and a very relaxed way of life. Many flock to the southern regions where there is already a blossoming ex-pat community.
And finally, we have a nation which you may not have considered for retirement and that is Uruguay. This tiny nation in South America offers mild winters, warm summers, a slow pace of life and one of the safest countries in the Americas. Obtaining a visa for the country is very easy and retirees love the high-quality cuisine, the low cost of living, and plenty of outdoor living.
If you had the choice, which of these countries would you like to retire to?
About the Author:
Tricia Lee is a contributing writer at Sparkwebs, a Digital Marketing Agency. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, dance, and read non-fiction.