Best Places to Retire Overseas
The best places to retire overseas are particular cities and towns in Latin America and Southeast Asia.
You can live very well on little money in these parts of the world.
In Latin America, the countries that offer the best values right now are Nicaragua and Ecuador.
In Nicaragua, the top destinations are Granada and San Juan del Sur.
In Ecuador, the top destination is Cuenca.
In these destinations your money can go a lot farther and your quality of life can be a lot better than in your home country.
You can eat out often, have a maid, and even have enough money left over to take nearby vacations, all with the income from an average pension or social security check. If you have more income, you can live extremely well.
About the destinations
Chances are you’ve already heard about Cuenca, Granada, and San Juan del Sur. They’re well-known destinations. Many English-speaking expats are living in them right now. Each of them has:
- A year-round spring or summer climate
- A lower cost of living than the USA
- A lower crime rate than the USA
- All the western comforts
- Friendly local people
- Excellent and inexpensive medical care
- High-speed internet and cable or satellite TV
- An established English-speaking expat community
- Many things to do, including cultural, educational, and outdoor activities
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. Charles Lane – Edina, MN
About our videos
The best way to learn about a place before you go is to talk to people who’ve recently been there.
You find they each have something special to say. You find you identify and relate to some of them better than others. Then you are best able to form your own opinion about the place… to choose to go or not to go.
Our videos show daily life on the streets of a destination and a variety of expats who live there answer the following questions, so you’ll know the truth about the place before you decide to go:
- How is the food?
- How is the shopping?
- What is the cost of living>?
- How is the health care, and what does it cost?
- Do you need to know the language?
- Are you concerned about safety?
- Do you need a car?
- What is there to do there?
- Where do you meet people?
- What is the English-speaking community like?
- How friendly are the locals?
- Where do you eat and drink, and what does it cost?
- What are the pros and cons of living or retiring there?
- And much more!
The biggest cost of living or retiring overseas can be visiting all the places that interest you. That’s fine if you can afford it, but it isn’t necessary. Our videos are practically like being there.
You’ll know where to stay, where to eat, what to do, what the people are like, and what to expect if you go.
You’ll save yourself weeks or months of research time, and you won’t spend your money and time going to places you won’t like.
You can either guess and go.
Or you can know before you go!
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