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The Top 10 Best Places To Retire in the World ⛱

You've done it. You've worked hard all your life, you've put in your time, and now it is finally time to reap the rewards. You are retiring. Congratulations. The only question now is what do you do with all of your new found free time? How do you spend it? Where do you spend it? And with so many amazing places to visit or live in the world, how do you narrow them all down to just one? Well, you could spend the next 40 years Googling it or you can just watch this video settle in my friend, because we are about to go on a journey of the best places to retire in the world. But this is not your ordinary top 10 list. Oh no. I have scoured the internet for the best of the best of the best. The number one places to retire on all of the top lists. We've got the best place for quality of life, the best place for cost of living, for zero taxes, and the best place to retire from the retirement gurus themselves, international living.

My role here is to be your guide. I'm going to take you through each place, give you my reaction and opinion to each one and let you know the pros and cons and if I agree with their number one choices. And at the end of the video, we're gonna save the best for last of course. And I'm going to tell you my recommendation for where he should retire. But first, what makes a place a good place to retire? Well, I went over to ask the 5,000 people in my Facebook group what they thought, and they overwhelmingly told me that a high quality of life with a low cost of living are the two main things that they're looking for. So that's what we're gonna look for on this list. Let's get started. Kicking things off in 10th place.

We have the best place to retire early and cheap. This is a top 15 list by a gentleman named Vagabond Awake. You may have seen some of his videos before on YouTube. Let's see what he has to say. Okay, so he's going with Bali. That is a pretty interesting choice out of everywhere in the world, but I like it. I don't hate it. Bali is a great place to live. It's a very tropical and beautiful, it's very affordable, and there are a lot of foreigners living there for that reason. In fact, Indonesia made it on my top 10 list of places to live in the world. But when it comes to retiring, there's a couple issues with Bali. I mean, the big thing is that it's just very far away. It's an island in an island chain. So if you are coming from North America or Europe and you're going to be retiring to Bali, it's just really far away like going to the Philippines.

So if you really want to settle on that side of the world, I think it's great. Of course, right now it is a difficult time as we're filming this during the pandemic, but there are a lot of plans for Bali to reopen their borders for travel and tourism. And also they're developing some new remote work in digital nomad visas. So if you have a retirement income that can make it really affordable for you to live in Bali for up to five years if their visa goes through without having to apply for any sort of permanent residency status. So that could be a good option for you. Next up, we have the best places to retire under $1,500 per month according to another fellow YouTuber.

Harry, scary. So Harry chose Tulum, Mexico as his number one spot, which surprises me to see on a list of the best places under $1,500 per month because Tulum is actually the most expensive town in that region in the Maya Riviera of Mexico. So if you're considering that area for your retirement, then you're gonna wanna look at places like Ply Del Carmen just to the North, or even Puerto Aventuras, which is between Tulum and Ply del Carmen. You'll get a lower cost of living in a lot fewer digital nomads dancing around on your beach.

Another place to look at this area is actually between Cancun and Ply Del Carmen. There are a lot of golf course communities. There's a lot of really nice neighborhoods that are kind of out of the downtown core of p Playa Central, and you can get more affordable housing there and still have the same access to amenities, the same great climate, and the same nice quality of life. So I do like the Yucatan area of Mexico as a retirement destination. I'm just not sure I would choose Tulum. But what if you're from the US and you don't wanna head south of the border? What is the best US city for you to retire to while US News and World Report does an annual report on this? And so let's see who won in 2021? Sarasota, Florida, number one, best place to retire with a score of 7.6 out of 10. And it looks like they chose Sarasota because of the art scene and also the beautiful beaches and the foodie culture. I really like Sarasota as a US retirement destination. I actually used to live around that area on the Gulf Coast over in St.

Pete, Florida. And my sister used to always joke with me whenever we were FaceTiming and she would ask like, oh, how are you enjoying your retirement? Because in the screen she could just see all of the beaches and the palm trees and everything around me. And she just said, it always looked like I was retired. And you know, maybe I was living my digital nomad retirement life.

If you're looking for a beach town in the United States, then it's really hard to beat Sarasota because it has that beautiful water, the sailing, the boating, a really nice arts and cultural scene, lots of live music, you've got lots of breweries over there, and it's just a nice place to enjoy a nice beverage at sunset. There are also no state taxes in Florida, and the cost of living is pretty moderate as well.

So good choice. Now let's see what another one of my favorite YouTubers Briggs has to say about that, because I know he does a lot of top 10 lists. Mesquite, Nevada did not see that coming. <laugh>, what the heck? I need more information. Okay, so he says that he chose this place because you can get your real estate under 150,000, but there are a ton of places around the world where you can get a condo for less than 150 grand. And according to my Facebook poll, the cost of real estate was at the bottom of people's priorities when it comes to where they wanna retire abroad. So I think out of all of the places in the world, like sorry, Briggs, but I'm probably not going to pick a desert. There are probably a lot of similar places in Nevada with a similar cost of living. So for me, that doesn't necessarily stand out as one of the best places in the US to retire, but it could be for you to each their own.

I've never heard of it personally, but if you've ever been to Mesquite, Nevada, let us know in the comments what we're missing now in sixth place. What about the best tax-free destination to live? Well, to answer that question, we're gonna have to go over to none other than our friend, the Nomad capitalist. Let's see what he has to say. So Andrew's recommending the United Arab Emirates, which is really interesting choice, but I can definitely see why I just did a lot of research on Dubai specifically for their new remote work visa. And so I was reading about all of the reasons that foreigners go to live there, but I'm not sure that I would recommend it as a retirement destination specifically.

And I don't think that's what Andrew's doing here. I think he's just saying the best tax free country, but for retirement, I mean, first of all, it's really hot, so it's not a place that you would wanna live year round. And it is pretty far removed from Europe and from North and South America, from Southeast Asia and Australia. It's kind of isolated.

It's a different time zone, it's a different culture. You might be far away from your friends and family from home, and so it has quite a few pros and cons. But if you're looking for a tax-free destination with a high quality of life, English speaking population, very modern, lots of amenities, u a e could be the place. And wherever you decide to live your best retirement life, you might wanna consider learning a new skill on Skillshare, the sponsor of this video. Skillshare offers thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people on topics like illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. It's a place where you can explore new skills, deepen an existing passion, or just get lost in your creativity. I really like this class by Jessica on portrait photography, especially if you're going to be traveling or living abroad and you want to document your experience.

In fact, I used Skillshare in 2017 to learn how to use my new camera equipment and to start this YouTube channel. It's never too late to start learning something new. The first 1000 of my subscribers to click on the link in the description will get a one month free trial of Skillshare. Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video. And now let's continue with destination number five on our list. In fifth place. Let's see what else Andrew has for us because he has a bazillion videos on his channel. I really like the title of this one, where To Retire With a Million Dollars and Live Like a King. Sounds good. Let's see. Now I know that Southeast Asia might be the first assumption when you think of the best places to live with a low cost of living.

But as Andrew mentions, Eastern Europe is a great place for that. You can definitely live there for a thousand or $2,000 per month really well, and the real estate is also very affordable there. So Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria, I have a lot of videos, especially about Serbia and Bulgaria on my channel because they do offer so much They're modern countries with good infrastructure and amenities, really good food. You've got the four seasons, you can go skiing in the winter. You've got hiking in the summer, you have city life, you have the beaches. There's a lot of variety in Eastern Europe, and it's a really underrated region. I even have a video on the most underrated places to live in Eastern Europe. I think he's including Georgia in this list as well. Okay, we are getting into the end of the list with some heavy hitters now. And in fourth place we have the Intonations Expat Insider Survey from 2020. So these are ranking the best cities and countries for expats to live in in the world. Valencia, Spain, first out of 66 countries on healthcare and climate.

And another city in Spain. Alacante came in second. So we've got two their top two best cities in the world for expats, both in Spain with Lisbon, Portugal coming in in third. I really like Spain as a retirement destination in general, regardless of which city you choose. I actually have a video on the cost of living in Spain where we go through Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevida. So check that video out too. But Spain is great. You've got a really low cost of living, a really great climate that's very mild year round.

Amazing food of course, and a really high quality of life overall. It's a really friendly place and you can get by without speaking Spanish, although it's best to learn the local language. But there's a lot to explore in Spain. And then of course, you're just right over the border from Portugal, France, and close to other countries if you wanna travel throughout Europe. So in third place, let's see what Intonations chose for their number one destination for expats in 2021, Taiwan followed closely behind by Mexico and Costa Rica to extremely popular retirement destinations. So it says here that Taiwan ranked first out of 59 destinations for the third year in a row in their survey. And it also came in first in quality of life. And 96% of foreigners living there rated their healthcare system highly, and they chose Taiwan because not a single expat feels personally unsafe. That's very promising. And although I haven't been to Taiwan yet, I did interview an expat family that was living there. Then you can listen to their story in my podcast. In second place, we have international living's, number one choice for the best place to retire in the world in 2021.

Let's see what they say. Costa Rica couldn't have a best places to retire list without Costa Rica. Am I right? And it seems that the universe does have a sense of humor because if you know me, it's quite possible that you found my channel through a little video called Why Expats Leave Costa Rica. So I'll let you watch that video to balance out this opinion with, uh, International Living, ranking it as the number one destination in the world so that you can get both sides of the story.

But it is true that Costa Rica has a lot to offer for retirees. I mean, the weather is good. There are some areas like Atenas, but a lot of places in the Central Valley that have some of the best climates in the world, you've got the beaches, the fresh food, lots of organic markets, the slow pace of life. And it's a beautiful place. I mean, I lived in Costa Rica for eight years. If you've never been there, it can be a great place to live for a while.

They've got this new Costa Rica digital nomad visa coming out that perhaps retirees can qualify for with your social security or retirement income. And then you can stay in Costa Rica for up to one or two years with just a passport without applying for permanent residency there. And so it says here, you can live in Costa Rica on $2,000 a month. That would be tight, but there's certainly rental properties that go for $2,000 a month. So locals can live in Costa Rica for 2000 a month. But for retirees, um, you're gonna have to live a pretty modest lifestyle to make it there.

Costa Rica is one of the more expensive countries in Latin America. So if you're looking to save money then Mexico is much cheaper. Panama is a good alternative as well. So in 2020, they chose Portugal, which to be honest should also be on any best places in the world to retire list because Portugal is one of those places that just checks all the boxes. You've got the sunny climate, you've got a moderate cost of living. Uh, you're right next door to Spain. You've got amazing food you can choose from the cities or the beaches. There's a lot of different places to live, there's a lot of variety, and it's also really safe. Congratulations, you've made it to the end of our journey. And the number one place that I recommend for you to retire in the world is drum roll, please, wherever the heck you want. That's right. If you have worked your entire life to enjoy retirement, you should be able to live wherever is the best place for you. Yes, of course you should do your research.

Of course you should look at the data, look at the cost of living in all these different places. But at the end of the day, even if there's a place that looks perfect on paper, once you get there, if you don't feel comfortable, if you don't feel at home there, and if you don't love it, then you shouldn't have to stay. Choosing a place to retire is really similar to choosing a life partner. Sometimes it doesn't make sense to anyone else except you. You should go to the place that appeals to you the most, that fits your budget and that you're going to enjoy, and that's going to be different for every one of you. But where do you dream of retiring? Let us know your thoughts and the comments below. Remember to vote in our retirement poll and give this video a thumbs up either way. And if you are planning on moving to a foreign country in the next couple years and you'd like some guidance and support, then feel free to reach out at

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🌍 Top 10 BEST Countries in ASIA to Get Retired

Are you planning to retire soon and looking for 
the best countries in Asia to spend your golden   years? Look no further! In this video, we'll be 
exploring the top 10 best countries in Asia to get   retired. From the bustling cities of Japan to the 
serene beaches of Thailand, we've got you covered.   So sit back, relax, and let's take a journey 
through the best retirement destinations in Asia. Welcome to The Global Adventures, where 
we explore the best places to live, work,   and retire around the world. In this video, 
we will show you the top 10 best countries   in Asia to get retired, based on factors 
such as cost of living, quality of life,   health care, culture, and climate. Whether 
you are looking for a tropical paradise,   a vibrant city, or a peaceful countryside, Asia 
has something for everyone. Let's get started! – Number 10: Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a 
beautiful island nation in the Indian Ocean,   with a rich history and culture, diverse 
wildlife, and stunning scenery. It is one of   the most affordable countries in Asia, with a low 
cost of living and a favorable exchange rate.

You   can live comfortably on a budget of around $1,000 
per month, including rent, food, transportation,   and health care. Sri Lanka also offers a variety 
of visa options for retirees, such as the My Dream   Home Visa, which allows you to stay for up to 
two years with a minimum investment of $15,000. – Number 9: Vietnam. Vietnam is a fast-growing 
and dynamic country in Southeast Asia, with a   mix of modern and traditional influences. 
It is famous for its delicious cuisine,   friendly people, and natural beauty. 
You can enjoy a high standard of living   in Vietnam for a fraction of the cost in 
the West, with an average monthly budget   of around $800 to $1,200. Vietnam also has a 
high-quality and affordable health care system,   with many private hospitals and clinics that cater 
to foreigners. You can apply for a retirement visa   in Vietnam if you are over 55 years old and 
have a monthly income of at least $1,000. – Number 8: Malaysia. Malaysia is a diverse 
and multicultural country in Southeast Asia,   with a blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and 
European influences. It is one of the most   developed and stable countries in the region, with 
a high quality of life and a low crime rate.

You   can live comfortably in Malaysia for around $1,500 
to $2,000 per month, depending on your lifestyle   and location . Malaysia also has a world-class 
health care system, with many accredited hospitals   and doctors that speak English. You can qualify 
for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program,   which grants you a 10-year renewable visa, if 
you meet the age and financial requirements. – Number 7: Cambodia. Cambodia is a charming 
and laid-back country in Southeast Asia,   with a rich and tragic history, a vibrant 
culture, and a friendly population. It is   one of the cheapest countries in Asia, with 
a very low cost of living and a favorable   tax system. You can live well in Cambodia for 
around $600 to $1,000 per month, including rent,   food, utilities, and entertainment4. Cambodia 
also has a simple and flexible visa policy,   which allows you to stay indefinitely 
with a renewable retirement visa,   as long as you are over 55 years old and 
have a monthly income of at least $1,200. – Number 6: Thailand. Thailand is a popular 
and attractive country in Southeast Asia,   with a diverse and fascinating culture, a warm 
and tropical climate, and a hospitable and   fun-loving people.

It is also one of the most 
affordable and convenient countries in Asia,   with a low cost of living and a high quality 
of life. You can live comfortably in Thailand   for around $1,000 to $1,500 per month, depending 
on your location and lifestyle . Thailand also   has a modern and accessible health care system, 
with many internationally accredited hospitals   and doctors that speak English. You can obtain 
a retirement visa in Thailand if you are over 50   years old and have a monthly income of at least 
$2,000 or a bank balance of at least $25,000. – Number 5: Indonesia. Indonesia is a vast 
and diverse country in Southeast Asia,   with more than 17,000 islands, each 
with its own unique culture, landscape,   and lifestyle. It is also one of the most 
affordable and adventurous countries in Asia,   with a low cost of living and a high level 
of excitement.

You can live well in Indonesia   for around $800 to $1,200 per month, including 
rent, food, transportation, and entertainment4.   Indonesia also has a decent and inexpensive 
health care system, with many public and   private hospitals and clinics that offer basic 
services. You can apply for a retirement visa in   Indonesia if you are over 55 years old and 
have a monthly income of at least $1,500. – Number 4: Philippines. Philippines is a 
friendly and welcoming country in Southeast Asia,   with a strong and colorful culture, a diverse 
and beautiful nature, and a lively and energetic   people. It is also one of the most affordable and 
enjoyable countries in Asia, with a low cost of   living and a high level of happiness. You can live 
comfortably in the Philippines for around $800 to   $1,200 per month, including rent, food, utilities, 
and entertainment. The Philippines also has a good   and affordable health care system, with many 
hospitals and doctors that speak English and   accept international insurance. You can qualify 
for the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)   program, which grants you a permanent visa, if 
you meet the age and financial requirements.  In the Philippines, retirees can enjoy various 
benefits such as discounts on goods and services,   tax exemptions, free medical and dental services, 
and priority assistance in government offices.   Retirees can also avail of the Philippine 
Retirement Authority (PRA) program, which offers   incentives such as multiple-entry privileges, 
exemption from customs duties and taxes for   the importation of personal effects, and access to 
the Greet and Assist Program at selected airports.

– Number 3: Taiwan. Taiwan is a modern 
and progressive country in East Asia,   with a strong and vibrant economy, a rich 
and diverse culture, and a friendly and   polite people. It is also one of the most 
developed and comfortable countries in Asia,   with a high quality of life and a low cost 
of living. You can live well in Taiwan for   around $1,500 to $2,000 per month, depending 
on your location and lifestyle4. Taiwan also   has one of the best and cheapest health care 
systems in the world, with universal coverage   and high-quality services. You can apply for 
a retirement visa in Taiwan if you are over 60   years old and have a monthly income of at least 
$2,000 or a bank balance of at least $50,000.  In Taiwan, retirees can benefit from the 
National Pension Insurance (NPI) program,   which provides a basic pension for citizens 
aged 65 and above who are not covered by   other pension systems.

The monthly pension 
amount ranges from NT$3,628 to NT$18,144,   depending on the number of years of insurance 
and the income level of the beneficiary. Retirees   can also enjoy various welfare programs such as 
the Senior Citizens Health Examination Program,   the Senior Citizens Welfare Allowance Program, 
and the Senior Citizens Care Service Program. – Number 2: Japan. Japan is a sophisticated 
and advanced country in East Asia, with a   unique and fascinating culture, 
a stunning and diverse nature,   and a respectful and courteous people. It is also 
one of the most safe and stable countries in Asia,   with a low crime rate and a high life expectancy. 
You can live comfortably in Japan for around   $2,000 to $3,000 per month, depending on your 
location and lifestyle. Japan also has one of   the most efficient and effective health care 
systems in the world, with universal coverage   and high-quality services. You can obtain a 
retirement visa in Japan if you are over 60   years old and have a monthly income of at least 
$2,500 or a bank balance of at least $100,000.

– Number 1: Singapore. Singapore is a small 
and prosperous country in Southeast Asia,   with a dynamic and cosmopolitan culture, a 
clean and green environment, and a diverse   and harmonious people. It is also one of the 
most livable and convenient countries in Asia,   with a high quality of life and a low cost 
of living. You can live well in Singapore for   around $2,500 to $3,500 per month, depending on 
your location and lifestyle4. Singapore also has   one of the most excellent and affordable health 
care systems in the world, with universal coverage   and high-quality services.

You can apply for a 
retirement visa in Singapore if you are over 55   years old and have a monthly income of at least 
$3,000 or a bank balance of at least $200,000. Thank you for watching this video. We hope 
you enjoyed it and learned something new.   If you are interested in retiring in Asia, 
we recommend you to do your own research and   visit the countries that appeal to you. 
Asia is a diverse and amazing continent,   with many opportunities and challenges 
for retirees. Let us know in the comments   which country is your favorite and 
why. Don't forget to like, share,   and subscribe to our channel for more videos like 
this. See you next time on The Global Adventures!.

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The Top 8 Affordable Retirement Options In Europe

Europe flaunts the world's highest of
Life, the best health and wellness treatment systems, and the best range of way of life options … But it constantly comes at a significant expense …? Not at all! Not all over as well as not for every way of living … Yet, just how is that possible? Below are 5 reasons that … # 1. You probably do not need to own a cars and truck
In Latin America, a vehicle is a lot more or much less a need. That means spending for a cars and truck, and afterwards likewise
paying for insurance policy, maintenance, and gas. In the majority of European cities, where walking is
a cost-free enjoyment as well as the city is affordable, transport costs can drop to nearly zero … # 2. Smaller sized homes are the norm throughout Europe
This suggests you can't go on shopping sprees to load rooms and also spaces with new furniture.It also suggests you do

n't need the exact same assistance with house chores … nor the expense of a house cleaning … # 3. Your grocery store expense will be reduced Europe prides itself on fresh, whole
foods. Besides being healthier, the open-market food in Europe is much cheaper than refined or frozen foods popular in many other components of the globe … # 4. Your energy bills could plummet One factor is because you're residing in a smaller sized home.
Boasting the world
‘s best finest health and wellness treatment as well as world's most beautiful stunning, France,. A novice to our checklist of Europe's ideal expat and also retired life sanctuaries, Slovenia is an. Your dream of la dolce vita is a lot more affordable than you think.
In our leading region in this nation, you could. ski in the morning then invest the afternoon surfing as well as lazing on the beach … all even. on an extremely moderate budget plan … # 6.
Montenegro. Another current enhancement to our listing, this coastal country rests across the Adriatic Sea.
from Italy and also is one of your most budget-friendly alternatives in the Vintage … # 7. Spain. A well established haven for foreign financiers as well as expats, Spain supplies fantastic coastlines, markets,. restaurants, and also a fiesta lifestyle … # 8.

. This obscure gem is possibly one of the most affordable location to retire well in Europe.
Cyprus supplies the finest of the Med at a portion. Let us recognize in the comments!.

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The Top 10 Best Places To Retire in the World ⛱

It'' s a very exotic and gorgeous, it ' s very cost effective, and there are a whole lot of foreigners living there for that reason. You ' ve obtained an actually reduced price of living, an actually wonderful environment that ' s really mild year round. There ' s a whole lot of different places to live, there ' s a whole lot of selection, and it ' s likewise truly safe.Congratulations, you ' ve made it to the end of our trip.

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