11. Costa Rica
Located in Central America between Panama and Nicaragua, Costa Rica is a beautiful country that is ranked very highly. From beaches on both the Pacific and Atlantic side to the central core of mountains, Costa Rica has affordable apartments and homes.
Costa Rica’s health care system is affordable and considered to be high quality. It is a fairly safe country with a fairly stable government more similar to the US’s.
Downsides include the rainy seasons and the attitude of manana (tomorrow).