Ever fantasize about retiring abroad? It is not for everyone, and if you’re nervous about moving to the wrong country you certainly aren’t alone in your concerns. Fortunately, you’re in luck. We’ve taken the time to look into the top retirement havens in the world, based upon things like cost of living, access to healthcare, and visa rules. Here are the top contenders. So look no further, here are the top 20 places to retire abroad today.
The “Land Down Under” comes in at number 20 on our list of countries to retire. Australia offers retirees a stable political environment, beautiful climate, an English speaking population, and a laid back culture. Unfortunately the country’s high cost of living is a drawback.
Belize has it all: A Qualified Retired Persons program offering permanent residency to foreigners, English as the official language, and an unbeatable climate. Healthcare outside the countries’ capital of Belize City can be a little iffy but ignoring that, Belize is hard to beat for retirees.
America’s neighbor to the north, Canada, comes in at number 18 on our list of best places to retire. It’s national healthcare, proximity to the United States, and scenic cities ranging from Vancouver to Montreal make it a strong contender on our list. That being said, it loses some points for recent moves to make immigration difficult.
Stretching almost the entire length of South America, Chile comes in at number 17 on our list. Due to its size, Chile has a number of different climate options to offer retirees. In addition, its healthcare system is considered both affordable and excellent. Commuting home to the U.S. may be difficult but given all that Chile has to offer, why go back?