RETIRE OVERSEAS

There is a lot to be excited about when considering the amazing retirement destinations outside the United States. For those who possess a sense of adventure and an appreciation for different cultures, living abroad can seem like a very attractive proposition. Many people are attracted to the lower costs of living, affordable healthcare, and exotic locations.

 

Millions of Americans relocate, retire, or invest in these beautiful international destinations because they offer something unique for everyone.  For many living in the United States or Canada, these tropical locations offer a quality of life that includes a healthy balance of natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes, fun-filled activities, and warm weather conditions year around.

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​Reasons to Retire Abroad

 

Statistics show that about 10,000 baby boomers retire every day in the United States. Government officials expect this trend to continue for the next 20 years.  That means approximately 3.6 million Americans will retire each year for the foreseeable future. One of the main reasons Americans consider relocating and retiring to an international destination is that their money goes further. Lower costs of living translate into a better way of life and savings last longer. But there is more to it than just savings or value.  A sense of adventure, cultural experiences, the pristine natural beauty, and an array of outdoor activities all play an integral part in  reasons why millions of Americans choose to retire outside of the United States. Perhaps retiring in a foreign country is the right decision for you.

 

Cost of Living

Living in an exotic international country can offer an amazing lifestyle at significantly lower costs than in the United States.  Countries in tropical paradise have lower costs for just about everything, including food, real estate, and especially healthcare. Americans that retire abroad realize savings of 50% or more when compared to similar costs in the United States.

 

Healthcare

Without pressure from over-regulations and insider lobbyists in America, access to healthcare is far less expensive abroad. Experts agree that healthcare in other countries is equal to or exceeds healthcare standards in the U.S., and it comes at significantly lower costs. Read our articles as a start to learn more about healthcare abroad. Entrepreneurs are building entire industries around healthcare tourism to service Americans who want exceptional medical treatment at a fraction of U.S. prices.

 

Location

Country location is a big factor when exploring the many wonderful retirement destinations the world has to offer. The proximity to the United States may be an important factor to you, and many of the retirement destinations we cover are a short flight from international airports such as Dallas or Miami.

 

Perhaps it is more important to be in a tropical destination where the climate is always warm, and the lush, green landscapes cater towards fun-filled, outdoor living experiences. For some, retirement dreams mean living close to the ocean, or along a stretch of beach, with an array of marine activities available throughout the year.

 

Lifestyle

Moving abroad means adapting to lifestyle changes of a given country. In paradise, lifestyle changes include a break from the hectic and noisy confusion that complicate life in several parts of the United States. Retiring abroad often means a slower pace of living, and opportunities to engage with people who are friendly and welcoming to Americans.

 

A slower pace of living brings many advantages. Enjoy the “local flavors” of an exotic location.  Shop in cultural markets that offer an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, baskets, pottery, leather accessories, crafts, and hand-made furniture.  Visit museums and venture into neighboring villages or towns to learn more about the indigenous surroundings.

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