5 best beach retirement cities in the world

Retire by the beach in these breathtaking seaside retreats.

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Mar 5, 2014 8:44PM
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This was a totally ignorant tabulation of "best beach cities to retire to in the world". Another reason why "Don't Believe Everything You Read On The Internet" .

If you are going to expose this "faux tabulation" in the good ole USA, how about talking bout best

beach cities to retire to in the USA.


How about Myrtle Beach, S.C. , Fort Myers Fla. Savannah Ga., Cape Coral, Fla.

These are states with low taxes , low buy in on really nice affordable homes where people speak

English" on the most part". You are closer to your Grandchildren than say Panama or Viet Nam.

And God forbid you suddenly get stricken with an illness and the hospital you go to, no one speaks

English.


Give me a break. Who ever wrote this must write for Conde Nest. Because I have seen the same

destinations in their magazine. Lets Get a little more real here to "The Real Folk"!

Mar 5, 2014 10:04PM
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Can't figure out why people are assuming that anyone that wants to retire to somewhere outside of the US is an "American hater", as someone so eloquently put it.  We've worked the bulk of our lives, paid our taxes, voted, put our children through college, and would now simply like a change of scenery and pace.  Doesn't mean we don't still love America, and my guess is that many end up coming back after several years.  Relax.  Which is exactly what this is about. 
Mar 5, 2014 9:05PM
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Can't think of a more appropriate place to retire than a place called Phucket............"Phucket, I'm going to the beach today".................;-)~
Mar 5, 2014 8:26PM
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My best beach is . . . the one that I can share with my wife and friends ,,, 
Mar 5, 2014 8:57PM
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Having been to Phuket many times over the years, I suggest you spend some time there before you decide that it is where you want to retire.  I think you will find reality somewhat different than the flowery description set forth above.  Just my opinion.
Mar 5, 2014 9:16PM
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Don't blame the rich...blame your elected officials.
Mar 5, 2014 8:02PM
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What?  So this is for all the rich people who will transfer their assets overseas while the rest of us work in a collapsing nation as slaves until we die? 
Mar 5, 2014 11:10PM
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Retirement is great at my beach condo at Perdido Key FL. A breathtaking view that equals or beats any of the places mentioned plus it is in the good old USA. 
Mar 6, 2014 1:58AM
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Hoi An?  I got hemorraghic dengue fever there and almost died.  Medical care is scarce, crime against Americans is high and well, come on, it's a third world country.  Not that I didn't have a great vacation even though being on death's doorstep (and at one point unable to move), but one would have to be able to accept going from U.S. standards to third world.
Mar 5, 2014 10:25PM
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This article is certainly not intended for the residents of the USA. We have such beautiful seaside cities and town right here in the USA and on both costs. Imagine getting to and from some of these places. Why would anyone want to retire in a third world country is beyond me. Depending on one's like and dislikes, there are beautiful beaches in New England, the Carolinas, Florida, California, etc. This article has no merit and was not researched. There is no mention of the current retirees who live in these places. Money magazine certainly can do better than this.
Mar 5, 2014 8:58PM
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Talk about cut and paste info from another website. Thats all this is.
Jun 1, 2014 8:42AM
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Phuket Thailand? LOL, I say Phuket to all of these places.
Mar 5, 2014 10:51PM
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My retirement it's coming soon, and I can't wait to find my self in Vietnam, Thailand, Dominican Republic, or Panama, WOW!!! Obviously I'll got to get me a nice couple of bodyguards, a certified translator, and a pre-paid plain ticket back to America, just in case I got to get the hell out of there in a hurry, you'll never know...
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sounds too much like our govt wanting to shovel the old foggies outta country. sorry, me stay right heah in good ol usa! hehe
Mar 5, 2014 8:43PM
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Where is Antigua. Antigua has 365 of the loveliest beaches you could find anywhere, coupled with lots of sunshine and a cool climate.
Jun 1, 2014 10:09AM
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What most of your comments are missing is the fact that most of the countries listed here have much more cost effective medical care than the US, and the doctors are usually superior. Secondly, Most of these countries allow expatriate retirees to live tax free in these countries as long as you deposit money into a local bank. Take Belize for example, they have a currency that has a 1/2 basis on the USD, so you will never have to calculate currency exchange, it is always 1 USD = 2 dollars in Belize currency.  They also have an excellent retirement program for Americans, (i.e. tax free) and excellent health care for a fraction of the insurance cost in the US.  Look before you leap, but don't discount retirement locations based solely on your own ignorance.

Jun 1, 2014 9:21AM
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There plenty of nice beaches in the USA. Pensacola fl,Hilton Head S.C.San Diego California to name a few.  Good day
Mar 5, 2014 10:43PM
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Well by the time I "retire", Obamacare will have run its course and I will have been sucked dry!  So where can I find a nice cardboard box, and maybe pile sand around it?
Mar 5, 2014 9:31PM
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa you missed that destination. Good. That's my secret place on earth. Welcome, now go home. LOL.
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