10 best foreign retirement havens
If you're considering retiring abroad, these locations in Europe, Asia and South America have excellent weather, living costs and amenities.
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Everything is more expensive except kangaroo meat.
The Aussie dollar is worth more than the US dollar.
In Ecuador everything is cheap, rent is under $200. You can have lunch for $1.00. Taxis are not expensive; for a few dollars you can go any place. Ecuador is a very peaceful country. You can buy a house new for few thousands in a good neighborhood. Health care is cheap. Weather is between 40 to 70 degrees in Quito, Cuenca and Loja the whole year round. Guayaquil is warmer. You can live for under $400.00 per month. It is not a violent country like others. You can go and eat at a restaurant and they are modern like any first world country. Transportation for seniors is 10 cents per bus trip.
I want to move to Thailand, is there a medicare advantage policy that will give me coverage there?
Or how about Guam, does medicare work there, since it's a US protected area?
They do a list and not include the Caymans??? Duh? Once you get your residence, there are no taxes of any kind. No sales tax, property tax, federal or state tax, inheritance tax, etc. The banks are some of the best in the world .... so if you decide to get your residence there, move your money to a Caymans bank and you'll never have to deal with Obama and his taxes ever again!!
C'mon down. The weather is great, it's safe and the boating and diving are tremendous!!
THANK YOU MS. JACOBS, I own two wonderful houses n(I had built) in the Dordogne area of SW France and love it!!
The houses are located in the VilleFranche de Lonchat area just 15 minutes from St. Emilon the heart of
wine country. Don't forget the bread and cheese also. It is a wonderful place, very reasonable and has
easy access to many of the wineries, museums, châteaux and the unique city of Bordeaux. The French
people in that area love the Americans and have a long appreciation for the soldiers' that liberated them.
I have a website and when possible I make the property available to stay for short periods, , please visit it and let me know if retirement in the Dordogne is in
your future. I had no problems purchasing in France and in fact was welcomed for having the brains to
purchase the whole vineyard area, 27 acres. I think one just has to have the guts to do it and not just talk about it.
I LIKE THE IDEA. MY MAIN CONCERN IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET TOO OLD AND CAN NOT DO MUCH ON YOUR OWN. HOW SAFE LEAVING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY IN THOSE CONDITIONS?????............VITHAL PATEL
IF SOMEBODY HAVE DONE ANY RESEARCH, PLEASE, SEND ME INFORMATION AT PATEL
Every where is great to visit, but quite differnt to live there. Unless you have a lot of money, you may only get one shot at moving out of the country. These are some nice ideas, bus as you can see by the other posters, not all of them are viable for most. Costa Rica, Belize, and the not mentioned Puerto Rico, are probably the most accessible and affrodable for regular folks. Better look long and hard at medical care and costs. I want to go some where, but if I have health concerns, I may be to afraid.
I recently visited a cruise ship port called Costa Maya. I inquired about a home there and found a 800 sq ft home, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with a patio and parking space (no garage) sells for less than 40k USD.
While getting there is a little tricky, fly to Cancum and travel 2 1/2 hours south the area is quite and not yet developed like most cruise ship ports.
I am checking into it for a winter/retirement area.
I was also told for cash purchases there is a 5 to 8 percent discount. Sound attractive, but need to check it further
Immigration issues are totally ignored in this article; it's actually misleading in this respect.
Americans can't simply 'move' to any part of the European Union; that French vineyard is likely not going to happen for 99% of would-be US retirees. Ditto Austria, Spain, Italy, and Belgium.
Laws vary by country, even within the Union, but barriers are significant.
So, before you brush up your French and head off to apartment-hunt in beautiful Brussels, check at the Belgian (or Austrian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, etc) Embassy nearest you (or online) for practical details - and be aware that the' practical details' may in fact be insurmountable legal obstacles!!!
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