Are you ready to discover the 10 best places to retire? Where you can live like a king on a shoestring budget, enjoy the finer things in life and finally get to do what you always wanted to? Even if your retirement seems far away today - don't put it off - find the best retirement locations now!
First of all, we need to
define the scale of our quest. Are we looking at the best
to retire in one region? Do we want to find the best state to retire
in? Or do we go global, and look for the best country to retire on the
If it's the best retirement cities in the USA you are interested in, you are lucky, because you have great resources at your fingertips. Start with CNNMoney.com , who has been publishing a yearly list of best places to retire since 2006. Or use the sophisticated search function on USNews.com, where you can specify your desired size of the city, median home prices, temperature, rainfall, percentage of population with college education, distance to the nearest hospital, recreational and cultural acitivities.
Or check out this comprehensive guide about America's Best Places to Retire,
with lots of information, organized by state or by lifestyle.
But as soon as you look outside the United States, resources become rarer. The most comprehensive ones I've found so far are EscapeArtist.com and InternationalLiving.com. InternationalLiving is my personal favorite, as I find it much better structured and easier to navigate than EscapeArtist.
Both offer a wealth of information around the topics of retiring, living and investing abroad, including a monthly magazine. One is a free online version (EscapeArtist), the other a paid printed magazine (IL).
Enough smalltalk - where are they now, those best places to retire? Based on the criteria and priorities discussed earlier, we created our very own top ten list.
|Panama - Downtown view from the top of Parque Natural Metropolitano||Nicaragua - Cathedral in colonial Granada|
|Costa Rica - Famous Volcan Arenal||Belize - Ancien Mayan Ruins "Altun Ha"|
|Ecuador - Indigenous Market in Otavalo||Brazil - San Francisco Convent in the historical city of Olinda|
|Colombia - Majestic Clock Tower in Cartagena||Uruguay - Teatro Solis in Montevideo|
|Malaysia - Beautiful Floating Mosque in Penang||Spain - Pittoresque Puerto de Mogan in Gran Canaria|
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