Best Places to Retire Overseas

The 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, Nicaragua and Ecuador are the best values.

Latin America Map

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


Cuenca EcuadorCuenca

Granada NicaraguaGranada

San Juan del Sur NicaraguaSan 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.
And it’s not just about money. Each of these destinations has:

  • A year-round spring or summer climate
  • A lower crime rate than the USA
  • All the western comforts
  • An authentic culture
  • 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

But 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? Will you be happy 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!

We make exclusive videos about the best places to retire overseas. If we’ve made a video about a destination that interests you, now you can quickly and easily find out, with the highest level of confidence, if it is right for you!

Ground Rules
No compensation is ever given or received from any business or person appearing in a Live or Retire Overseas video.
The Truth
You get the most reliable information you can get about what it’s really like to live in a destination… from expats who live there.
No Real Estate Pitches
Because it’s better to rent and learn the local market before you invest or buy real estate in the developing world.

Our videos are unique. They include individual, detailed interviews with a variety of expats who live in a destination, so you get different points of view. These interviews are the best source of information you can get about a destination. Some of the expats we interview will be a lot like you.

In our videos you’ll see a destination up close. You’ll see where to stay when you arrive, where to eat, where to shop, and where to meet people. And in the expat interviews you’ll get honest answers to the following questions:

  • 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 have the time and 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 like to live where they live.

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 and 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.

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