Top 11 Best Countries for Retirement

Wanting to retire somewhere that your retirement dollars can go farther? Wanting to try a new culture for a while? Check out these eleven countries for ideas of best places to move.

Before moving, think about:

  • Language and culture
  • Renting versus buying
  • Visas and residence requirements
  • Cost of living
  • Entertainment and amenities
  • Healthcare
  • Lifestyle
  • Development
  • Climate
  • Governance

The following countries scored highly when compared by experts. If you want an expat community, you won’t be alone. About 550,000 Americans receive Social Security benefits overseas.

Before you move, vacation in the country and city for a few months. That lets you work through both the euphoria and homesickness that come from being in another culture.