Videos of the Best Places to Retire Overseas
Featured Destination: Cuenca, Ecuador
Often named one of the best places to retire in the world, Cuenca is a clean and beautiful world heritage city. Find out more »
Where Are the Best Places to Retire Overseas?
Our video series focuses on places that offer the best value, where your money goes a lot farther
and your quality of life can be a lot better than in your home country.
In these places, you can live better than you did before you retired.
You can live well on an average pension or Social Security check.
Instead of worrying about money, you can afford to eat out often. You can even afford a maid!
However, it takes more than good value to make our list of the best places to retire overseas.
Our minimum criteria include:
- A year-round spring or summer climate
- An established English-speaking expat community
- High-speed internet and cable or satellite TV
- A lower cost of living for new expats than the USA
- A lower rate of violent crime than the USA
- Excellent and inexpensive medical care
- Many things to do, including cultural, educational, and outdoor activities
Yet, the best places to retire overseas still remain in Latin America and Southeast Asia. You can still live very well on little money in these parts of the world.
In Latin America, Ecuador and Nicaragua now offer the best values.
About Ecuador and Nicaragua
In Ecuador, the top destination is Cuenca.
In Nicaragua, the top destinations are Granada and San Juan del Sur.
Granada, Nicaragua Video Trailer
In Granada, nearly everything you could want is conveniently located within three blocks of the central park, making the city an almost ideal retirement village. Nearby are superb outdoor recreational activities. Find out more »
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Video Trailer
San Juan del Sur is an idyllic beach town on the southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua, just north of Costa Rica. Stretching for miles north and south of town are no less than 14 beautiful beaches. Find out more »
“My wife and I started researching a move to Cuenca and soon found there was a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there. Then we came across the Live or Retire Overseas video. The video includes many interviews with expats who clearly explained the reasons they love Cuenca, as well as things to watch out for. We have contacted most of them and they have provided tons of experience based help and information. This video has been our most valuable and trustworthy resource.” Howard Glassman – Summerfield, FL
“We consider ourselves to be well traveled and have discovered many great places, but the Cuenca video was an eye opener. I form my impressions of a country and a city by the same kind of face to face conversations that were in that video. It was a great collection of conversations with real people living a good life. Cuenca will be one of our first stops when we retire in August.” Charles Lane – Edina, MN
“We liked the real-life dimension: the sense that you’re hearing testimony of actual expat experiences, both pro and con. The overview of some of the restaurants, the parks, the scenery, the costs and the challenges offer valuable insights into a potentially life-changing/life-enhancing relocation.” Lisa Raborn – Washington, LA
Why Buy a Video?
Our videos are the most reliable and least expensive way to discover where you will be happiest overseas.
They help you experience the look and feel of the best places to retire the way only video can.
They introduce you to people who live in a destination and know better than anyone what it’s like to live there.
Our videos are the next best thing to actually being in a destination and talking to the people who live there.
They save you a lot of time and money researching the best places to retire overseas.
How Will You Decide?
The Big Question
The big question is:
Where would you be happiest living overseas?
The problem is:
Finding out can be expensive.
So how do you decide if and where you will most enjoy living overseas, without breaking the bank?
Subscribe to blogs and forums? It’s easy to get confused by all the conflicting information.
Read articles and eBooks? Make sure they’ve been written by people who at least have been to the place they are writing about.
Watch amateur videos? Video is good, especially if it doesn’t shake too much.
Or maybe spend big bucks on expensive conferences, where even the presenters have to pay to attend, hoping you will buy their services afterwards?
All of this research drains your time, energy and money, and then what? You still have to imagine what it would be like to live in the destinations that interest you.
What if there were a way to find out what it’s really like to live in a destination, before you go, so you avoid spending the time and money going to places that aren’t best for YOU?
Now you can find out what it’s like to live in a destination, before you go. No more guesswork!
You can see and experience a destination up close. You’ll know where to stay, where to eat, what to do, what the people are like, what the energy is like, and what to expect if you go there.
You’ll meet a selection of expats who live in the destination. The people who live in a destination obviously know better than anyone what it’s like to live there. They answer the most important questions about living there, including:
- How is the food? The shopping?
- How is the health care, and what does it cost?
- Are you concerned about safety?
- Do you need to know the language?
- Do you need a car?
- What is there to do there?
- Where do you meet people?
- Where do you eat and drink?
- What is the English-speaking community like?
- What are the pros and cons of living or retiring there?
- And much more!
What’s Left for Your Imagination?
Not much! Now you can eliminate the guesswork about where to retire overseas. You can be confident you are choosing the place that’s best for YOU.
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