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The 10 Best Countries to Retire Overseas in 2021

Money Talks News Logo By Jim Gold of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 11: The middle of a global pandemic might not seem like a good time to move away, but it is a great time to explore your overseas retirement options. Exotic locales where you might live larger for less than in the U.S. include everything from tropical beaches and mountain hideaways to culture-rich cities. The editors of International Living magazine, a monthly publication for subscribers, recently ranked their top 10 countries for overseas retirement for 2021. Using statistics and on-the-scene journalists, they average scores on these 10 areas important to retirees:  Cost of living Housing Health care Retiree benefits Visa/residence requirements Fitting in/entertainment Development Climate Governance Opportunity — even as a retiree, you might want to start a new career  If you go, you won’t be alone. A significant number of American retirees live abroad. The Social Security Administration sent more than 430,000 benefit checks to retired workers in foreign countries as of December 2019, the latest month for which figures are available. That’s up from more than 320,000 sent 10 years earlier. Here are International Living’s Top 10 rankings, its scores, and what it and others say about the countries. Take a peek and see if any appeal to you. It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter. Sponsored: Earn $20 in less than 30 seconds Earn extra money by using Rakuten (formerly known as Ebates) — a site that gets you cash back at more than 2,500 stores. As a bonus for joining Rakuten, you’ll earn $20 when you sign up using our link and spend at least $20 shopping online through Rakuten within the first 90 days. Start earning cash back and claim a free $20 bonus today.

The 10 Best Countries to Retire Overseas in 2021

The middle of a global pandemic might not seem like a good time to move away, but it is a great time to explore your overseas retirement options.

Exotic locales where you might live larger for less than in the U.S. include everything from tropical beaches and mountain hideaways to culture-rich cities.

The editors of International Living magazine, a monthly publication for subscribers, recently ranked their top 10 countries for overseas retirement for 2021. Using statistics and on-the-scene journalists, they average scores on these 10 areas important to retirees:

  • Cost of living
  • Housing
  • Health care
  • Retiree benefits
  • Visa/residence requirements
  • Fitting in/entertainment
  • Development
  • Climate
  • Governance
  • Opportunity — even as a retiree, you might want to start a new career

If you go, you won’t be alone. A significant number of American retirees live abroad. The Social Security Administration sent more than 430,000 benefit checks to retired workers in foreign countries as of December 2019, the latest month for which figures are available. That’s up from more than 320,000 sent 10 years earlier.

Here are International Living’s Top 10 rankings, its scores, and what it and others say about the countries. Take a peek and see if any appeal to you.

It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

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