Best Places to Retire Overseas

Best Places to Retire Overseas

The best places to retire overseas are places where
your money goes a lot farther and your of quality of life can be a lot better
than in your home country.

In Latin America, Ecuador and Nicaragua
offer the best values.

Latin America Map

In Ecuador, the top destination is Cuenca.
In Nicaragua, the top destinations are Granada
and San Juan del Sur.

In these places, with the income from an average pension or social security check,
you can eat out often and have a maid. If you have more income, you can live extremely well.

About the destinations

Chances are you’ve heard about Cuenca, Granada, and San Juan del Sur. They are among the most affordable places to live or retire in Latin America. More and more retirees are choosing to live in these destinations. They all have:

  • 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

However, what is it really like to live in Cuenca? Or Granada or San Juan del Sur? Or any other destination in the developing world? How often does the electricity go out? Can you drink the water? Will you be able to make friends there?

Each of the best places to retire overseas has its own character and personality. You could read about them and view photos and watch amateur videos from now to forever trying to decide where you would be happy. But there’s a better way.

If we’ve made a video about a place that interests you, now you can find out in only one hour if it is right for you!

I just want to compliment you for your fine video about Cuenca. This video gave me the best feel for Cuenca out of all materials I’ve used yet. It was fun and helpful to hear from so many distinct perspectives. I feel as though I’ve already visited Cuenca before actually landing at the airport for the first time! Paul Green – Winchester, VA

About our videos

Our videos are unique, as far as we know, probably because they take a lot of time to make and we price them so everyone can afford them. They include individual, detailed interviews with a variety of expats who are living in a destination. Some of them will be a lot like you.

In our videos you’ll see eight or nine of them answering the following questions, and you’ll see the highlights of their chosen destination. Then you’ll know what it’s really like to live in that destination, before you 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 finding your best place to retire 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 — or even better, if you don’t easily meet and talk to new people about what it’s really like to live where they live.

You’ll meet a cross-section of people from various backgrounds who live in a destination. You’ll get their contact information so you contact them for even more information. 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’ll only spend your time and money going to places you will like.

You can either guess and go.

confused about where to retire

Or you can know before you go!

enlightened about where to retire

Start with the best value destinations in Latin America: Cuenca, Ecuador; Granada, Nicaragua; or San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Or subscribe to our mailing list. We’ll send you an email when we release our next videos. We’re currently filming in Panama, although Panama is more expensive than Ecuador and Nicaragua.

Michael KarshApril 6, 2014

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