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25 countries where your Social Security check goes furthest

GOBankingRates Logo By John Csiszar of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 27: If you're planning to retire in the United States and live off just your Social Security check, you might find it to be a challenging endeavor. Social Security is only intended to replace 40 percent of an average retiree's salary. The average Social Security check is only $1,413.08 in 2018, making it hard to get by in the United States. Some retirees look to other countries, where living expenses can be lower, to make their Social Security checks stretch further.Take a look at these countries as possible retirement options if you're considering retiring abroad.

Consider these countries if you plan to retire abroad

If you're planning to retire in the United States and live off just your Social Security check, you might find it to be a challenging endeavor. Social Security is only intended to replace 40 percent of an average retiree's salary. The average Social Security check is only $1,413.08 in 2018, making it hard to get by in the United States. Some retirees look to other countries, where living expenses can be lower, to make their Social Security checks stretch further.

Take a look at these countries as possible retirement options if you're considering retiring abroad.

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