"What are the best countries to retire in 2017?" is a question I often see. The short answer is, "it depends." Are you moving abroad to work at a job, or to retire (or something in between)? The best place for a retiree might be lousy if you … [Read more...] about What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017?
Where's the best country to retire overseas? I get that question a lot. I wish I had a simple answer, but as long as people are different -- with different hopes, wishes, dreams, likes and dislikes -- there's no one-size-fits-all answer. And … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Country to Retire Overseas in 2013?
And the winners are. . . drumroll please. . . Yesterday evening the Live and invest Overseas Conference ended after a densely scheduled three-day smorgasbord of information for expats and plan-to-be expats. (I've decided that's a better phrase than … [Read more...] about Your Top 20 Country Choices for Overseas Retirement
The largest piece of the expat puzzle is usually cost of living. How will your expenses compare in your new location to what they are now? Of course, everyone's different. John might not be able to live without imported caviar while Sally eats what … [Read more...] about The Biggest Piece of the Expat Puzzle
Every year International Living publishes its list of the top ten retirement havens. They've just sent out their September issue, and it includes their take on the best spots in the world to retire. I've been known to take issue with their findings … [Read more...] about Top 10 Spots to Retire Overseas in 2011
Guest Post by Scott Lilly So you’ve decided to move to Uruguay. You have a residency helper, your paperwork is all ready to go, and you’ve put your house up for sale or given notice that you’re moving out of your apartment. Now, as you look around … [Read more...] about Moving to Uruguay? Bring This, Not that. . .
An organization called Nation Ranking recently released its 2011 Quality of Life Index. One hundred thirty-seven countries were ranked according to: "a nation's livability for its average inhabitant. It is a composite of six sub-indexes, each … [Read more...] about Best Countries for Quality of Life in 2011
It's been a while since I shared some of the expat-related blogs and websites I've been reading. Time for another roundup of interesting blogs by and about expats! Here are an even dozen for your enjoyment. Africa Africa Expat Wives, a UK citizen … [Read more...] about From Africa to Central America: 12 Expat Blogs Worth Watching
As future expats trying to decide where to live, we have to balance all sorts of important issues: quality of life, health care, affordability, weather and climate seem to top everyone's lists. The Economist recently ranked cities worldwide for … [Read more...] about 36 Best Cities for Quality of Life or Business
Last week we published the top cities in the world for high cost of expat living. Now it's time to flip it around and show you the lowest-cost cities. I explained the methodology here. While most of the high cost-of-living cities are in the Pacific … [Read more...] about Cheap Cities for Expats — But Would You Really Want to Live There?