The 10 Best Countries to Retire Where You Can Live Large and Save Big

Let this guide help you weigh affordability, climate, health care, friendliness and other characteristics of top retirement destinations.

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Where do you want to retire? A tropical beach? Exotic mountain hideaway? Culture-filled city?

Many seek a foreign land where they can get more bang for their retirement bucks and live among friendly people.

One person’s dream paradise could be your nightmare, says Jackie Flynn, publisher of International Living magazine. So the magazine’s editors weighed and ranked various criteria including cost of living, retiree discounts, buying and investing, health care, fitting in, climate and more to come up with its annual top 10 list of retirement havens.

“This is a qualitative assessment based on real-world data gathered on the ground,” Flynn says.

Here are highlights from this year’s report, which is available in full for free here in exchange for your email address.


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