A few days ago, I posted the results of International Living's 2010 Annual Retirement Index. Topping this prestigious list are Ecuador Panama Mexico France Italy Today I'm looking at a very different list: this one includes the 10 Most … [Read more...] about 10 Best Expat Destinations
Quality of Life
News Release from International Living Ecuador tops IL's Annual Retirement Index for the second year running For Kent and Christina Zimmerman, leaving Colorado for Cuenca, Ecuador felt like making a huge jump without a net. But after a year in the … [Read more...] about World’s 25 Best Retirement Destinations
Guest Post by Mike Henry As I write this, the movie Eat, Pray, Love is hitting the cinemas in the United States. I am sure most people are already familiar with the story. The book's author, Elizabeth Gilbert, is frustrated with her life in the … [Read more...] about Living in the Land of Love
Every year, Mercer conducts a Quality of Living survey. Results for 2010 were announced a couple of days ago. Vienna, Austria, keeps its #1 spot for another year. Top 10 cities worldwide for quality of living are: Vienna, Austria Zurich, … [Read more...] about Top Quality of Living Cities for 2010
Recently, the Live and Invest Overseas e-letter has been talking about France in the run-up to their upcoming conference about living and investing there. France is not one of the countries we've been considering as a retirement destination because … [Read more...] about Is France Affordable?
Xpatulator.com has just released its annual International Cost of Living Ranking. They listed 282 global locations (some large countries had separate rankings for several major cities), based on costs of specific items in 13 categories. The 13 … [Read more...] about World’s Most and Least Expensive Cities
Live and Invest Overseas publisher Kathleen Peddicord has named the Top 10 Retirement Havens for 2010, and the list includes some surprises. Panama occupies the top spot, and Peddicord comments that "this country manages to become more appealing all … [Read more...] about Top 10 Retirement Havens
In my last post, I asked the question, Why Would Anyone Want to Leave the US? One recurring expat theme revolves around “quality of life.” This is mostly subjective, and something you might perceive as positive which adds to your quality of life, … [Read more...] about Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You?