The Five Best Countries to Spend Your Retirement

When it comes to retirement, you can stretch your money a lot further when you live overseas. There are some beautiful countries where you can live in warmth and comfort, living much more luxuriously than you could back home. Here are the top five countries to spend your retirement in style.



There are many wonderful countries south of the United States to spend your retirement, but Belize stands out for the fact that it is English-speaking. Most inexpensive countries where you can spend your retirement will require you to learn a foreign language, but Belize does not. You can live there comparatively cheaply, enjoying beautiful scenery, an amazing coastline and tropical weather.


Colombia had a reputation as a dangerous place up until about a decade ago. Now it’s as safe as can be, and it offers some tremendous values for retires. The weather is phenomenal, and there are beautiful cities to enjoy on the Caribbean like Cartagena. Visitors can also enjoy Medellin, the city of eternal spring. The people are very friendly, the food is great and the cost-of-living is cheap.


There are many things that Ecuador has to offer retirees. It has a very low cost-of-living. It has some amazing cities like Quito and Guayaquil. It is home to some of the most majestic volcanoes in the world. It also features an amazing Pacific coastline that is nearly completely unspoiled. Retirees from the Australia will find that their self managed superfund will be easy to use in Ecuador. The country uses US dollars for its currency, avoiding the messy currency market fluctuations that can challenge retirees in other lands.


This country may be a little more expensive than other destinations, but there are still some great deals to be found on real estate. The extra expense is worth it when you consider the quality of living and the amazing amenities that Spain has to offer. Golfers in particular will enjoy the fact that it has more world-class golf courses than anywhere else in Europe.


The people of Vietnam are very friendly. The food is perhaps the best of the world. It offers Asian flair that meets with classic French cuisine left by their former colonizers. Retirees will find that they can stretch their budgets a long way in Vietnam. The country also offers lots of beautiful mountains, jungles and beaches to enjoy. Retirees in Vietnam will never get bored with all there is to do.

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