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8 Great Places to Retire Abroad(In case Obama is re-elected)
yahoo.com ^ | July 9, 2011 | Donna Fuscaldo

Posted on 07/09/2011 11:11:57 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Great places to retire can be found outside of Florida and Arizona. In fact, many can be found outside of the U.S. entirely. Safe, attractive and affordable places to retire are scattered across the globe, from Latin America to Asia and even Europe. We've narrowed our list to eight overseas retirement hot spots.

Two factors critical to retirees (and their wallets) shaped our choices: cost of living and health care. To make our picks we consulted several experts on travel, tourism and overseas retirement, including Jennifer Stevens, executive editor of International Living, and Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of LiveandInvestOverseas.com. We also gave added weight to the cost of living, real estate and health care components of International Living's Global Retirement Index of the top 25 countries for retirees.

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TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: baby; boomers; collapse; globalism
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1 posted on 07/09/2011 11:12:00 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

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2 posted on 07/09/2011 11:19:49 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
When I retired I lived in NYC. I then moved TO America. I have no interest whatever in leaving. Just hope I'm still alive when TSHTF so I can take part in this nation's resurrection.
3 posted on 07/09/2011 11:21:56 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: ilovesarah2012

Canada is getting more conservative all the time. Any opinions?


4 posted on 07/09/2011 11:23:06 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
A pretty neat article, now that I am planning for retirement years.

1. Merida, Mexico
2. Lunigiana, Italy
3. Bocas del Toro, Panama
4. Granada, Nicaragua
5. Nha Trang, Vietnam
6. Roatan, Honduras
7. Bearn, France
8. Corozal Town, Belize

Having lived in France, Bearn is appealing.

5 posted on 07/09/2011 11:23:36 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If it were only warmer. I have never considered living in another country and probably still wouldn’t because of family, but the thought of another eight years of Obama makes me think about it.


6 posted on 07/09/2011 11:25:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Caracas, Venezuela, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Baghdad, Iraq, Karachi, Pakistan, Mogadishu, Somalia, Cape Town, South Africa,... There are many wonderful places for global-minded Americans to move to and be planted in.


7 posted on 07/09/2011 11:30:45 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a thunderous avalanche of rottenness smelled around the earth.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’ve been thinking about this. I’m seriously thinking of going to Australia. IMHO, our country has about three to six years on its present course before we go Greek.

On to the list:

Merida, Mexico
No thanks. I’d like to stay alive and avoid being kidnapped.

Lunigiana, Italy
Italy’s about to implode.

Bocas del Toro, Panama
See Mexico.

Granada, Nicaragua
See Mexico.

Nha Trang, Vietnam
Srsly?

Roatan, Honduras
See Mexico.... no it’s not that bad but it has that potential. I have a friend with in-laws down there and he tells me it’s nice.

Bearn, France
France would be a nice country to live except its filled with French people.

Corozal Town, Belize
People say nice things about Belize. They speak English for one. Labor is so cheap that Expats have a very hard time getting their wives to come back to the US.


8 posted on 07/09/2011 11:30:55 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: ilovesarah2012

HE can go to Kenya, or someplace; this is my country, he obviously HATES it. I don’t.


9 posted on 07/09/2011 11:31:37 AM PDT by Twinkie (For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13)
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To: ilovesarah2012
return!
10 posted on 07/09/2011 11:31:54 AM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

obama needs to retire abroad. not us


11 posted on 07/09/2011 11:32:30 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: ilovesarah2012

To those that will leave if we lose an election, begone. NOW. We don’t need to waste the oxygen it takes to keep your coward ass alive.

To those that have left, and yet seem to make comments concerning this country, stay the hell out, we have not missed you.

I was born in this country, I have fought and bled for this country, and by God I will be buried in this country.

If you fit into the first two categories, do not waste your time responding to this post. I have no desire to converse with cowards.


12 posted on 07/09/2011 11:32:36 AM PDT by 11Bush
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To: ilovesarah2012

Have you thought about Vancouver?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver


13 posted on 07/09/2011 11:33:00 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Twinkie

He won’t be going to Kenya if he wins another term. That thought sickens me beyond belief, but I am trying to steel myself for the possibility.


14 posted on 07/09/2011 11:36:45 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Have you checked it? You can’t just “go” to Australia or New Zealand or a lot of other places unless you are:

rich (can deposit millions, or start a business and employ people)

young (check ageism in Australia)

in some places, speak the language (speaking french gets you extra points for Canaduh

Many so-called civilized countries set a high bar for immigration, no indication the hollywooders or global elitists at the UN have accused them of violating human rights


15 posted on 07/09/2011 11:37:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: 11Bush

What is your plan if Obama is re-elected? Just live with it?


16 posted on 07/09/2011 11:38:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: texas booster

What about Costa Rica?


17 posted on 07/09/2011 11:38:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Roatan is different than the main land. Much different: it runs off of tourism, so they don’t suffer any foolishness.

With that said you MUST ensure the property you are buying is clear of any lien. There was a scam involving judges giving property back to the sellers because of bribes.


18 posted on 07/09/2011 11:40:00 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m headed for Slow Poke, TX


19 posted on 07/09/2011 11:41:53 AM PDT by CIBvet (So how's all this FAST TRACKED - FREE TRADE workin' out for you so far, Comrade Job-Seekers ?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I will contend with that situation when, or if, it arises. I will not wring my hands and makes plans to run away like a pitiful little coward.

You plans may differ.


20 posted on 07/09/2011 11:42:04 AM PDT by 11Bush
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To: silverleaf

I’m confident I have a skill set they would be interested in.


21 posted on 07/09/2011 11:43:07 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Canada is getting more conservative all the time. Any opinions?

Sure, I have an opinion. Gay marriage and harassment of Catholics and other Christians and social conservatives isn't conservative. And don't try to take your handguns.

22 posted on 07/09/2011 11:44:22 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

PHILIPPINEs. A # 1.


23 posted on 07/09/2011 11:45:47 AM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Vancouver has the biggest un-popped housing bubble in the western hemisphere. And B.C. is more Marxist than D.C. will ever be.


24 posted on 07/09/2011 11:47:06 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: ilovesarah2012

I lived in Chile for 3 years in the 90’s, and if I were younger/healthier, I’d go back in a heartbeat. Or anywhere in South America. We need to face the reality that the Constitution has been destroyed and we live in a police state that’s only gonna’ get worse. Down there, even under socialist governments, the government has no power over day-to-day life.


25 posted on 07/09/2011 11:47:20 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Broker

That’s what I’ve heard and read and my latest doctor happens to be a Filipina. I would certainly like to spend some time there anyway.


26 posted on 07/09/2011 11:50:45 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: ilovesarah2012

I guess he wants to fight over the scraps.

Americans are a transient people and we do what needs to be done to protect our family’s future. I don’t begrudge people who hold 11’s opinion but I will do what it takes to protect my family. If Obama’s ideas were coming a foreign power, it would be easy to identify the cancer and get rid of it. They aren’t. We’ll see in 2012 if the American people vote for the kind of discipline required to cut our federal budget by 40%. I don’t think they were given that choice in 2010 and don’t think they will be in 2012. Until then, we work for the right candidates. If our debt to GDP ratio goes above 90% then it’s over and time to pick up and go and that’s no different than any one of our ancestors did.


27 posted on 07/09/2011 11:51:27 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: 11Bush

If it comes down to a fight you will have to inhale my dust getting to the front line. I don’t think it will though. Debt is a different kind of oppression.


28 posted on 07/09/2011 11:53:23 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: steve86

The #1 problem I have with Australia is that all my guns, even the littlest pea shooter I have, is classified “C” or higher.


29 posted on 07/09/2011 11:56:10 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Kenya is the place! Barry's half-brother only pays $1 a month for his shack and you might pay even less if you don't need a roof! Of course, when a chicken tickles your feet in the middle of the night, it's only looking to get out of the rain...so please, be gentle when removing it from your bed. In addition to cheap housing, the goats are VERY friendly. Expats can easily live on $50 USD a month...plumbing optional.
30 posted on 07/09/2011 11:56:26 AM PDT by JPG (Elect Sarah Palin in '12. America won't get another chance.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’ll hang around (perhaps LITERALLY) and may wind up here — and I’m not even Jewish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6XOxduodKU


31 posted on 07/09/2011 11:57:07 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: smokingfrog
I have traveled throughout Costa Rica. It is a beautiful country filled with usually friendly people. Many speak English, or at least enough to get by, and it is not difficult to learn enough Spanish to get by, either. Government is mixed social democratic, but they openly encourage small business and welcome tourists. The coffee plantations in the mountains a source of significant affluence, as well as the coastal resorts. Third world-style poverty is not nearly as visible as in Mexico, but it's there. Far from perfect, but I could live there. You had better really like red beans and rice, though - they serve it at every meal. ;-)
32 posted on 07/09/2011 11:57:30 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
My wife and I have lived in a rural part of western Panama, up in the mountains, for about eight years. We live in a house we had built our small thirteen acre farm. The weather is great, so are the people and we love it here.

That said, many have come to Panama, lured by stuff in various promotional sources that I would hardly classify as objective because they tend to promote places advertising there. For example, the Red Frog development in Bocas del Toro was heavily promoted and many folks thought they had found their dream retirement place; Red Frog croaked and many lost the investments they had made in property there. Other heavily promoted developments have turned out well and many are happy with what they got. Many buy property, move here and then, within a year or so, decide they made a big mistake and go back home. The round trip from living in the States, coming here to live and then going back costs lots of money. The process can also be quite upsetting.

Anyone seriously considering retiring in Panama -- or anywhere else -- should go for several months during each of the seasons and experience the place. A week or so is simply inadequate. Furnished rentals are available, cheaply, many because of those who came, bought, didn't like it and left.

We have two seasons, wet and dry. They are different. In some areas, reasonable if modest fluency in Spanish is necessary. Many customs are different. The extended family is a big part of life here.

Nearly everything is different. Many things are less expensive, many things are more expensive. If one enjoys or even tolerates different cultures, it's a great place. If not, not.
33 posted on 07/09/2011 12:00:05 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Canada is getting more conservative all the time. Any opinions?

Unfortunately the areas of Canada with the most appealing weather (Vancouver, Victoria) are still amongst the most liberal section of Canada. The Okanagan Valley is mild in climate and beautiful, though I am not aware of how that area is politically.

If you can tolerate the climate, Alberta is probably the most conservative Provence in the country.

34 posted on 07/09/2011 12:01:50 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Broker
I don't understand leaving because of whoever is elected/reelected.
However if you are so inclined to stretch your dollar, have a little adventure and are in good health the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam (if you liked it the first time...) are good choices in my opinion.
35 posted on 07/09/2011 12:06:00 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: ilovesarah2012

If I had any money, I’d get the hell out of this joint. This isn’t America anymore. It’s a Kenyan banana republic. America is gone.


36 posted on 07/09/2011 12:06:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

My son lived in Vancouver a few years ago. He thought he was going to love it as he had visited several times. Beautiful city, lots of activities and cultural life. But the cost of living was very high. And the sq. footage of apartments was much less than you could get here at comparable costs. So, based on his experience, I doubt it would be good to retire there. I don’t think I would like to move to a colder climate either.


37 posted on 07/09/2011 12:06:52 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

If it came down to it, I think I’d probably move to Palau. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, and plenty of fish and shellfish to live off of if things go to pot worldwide. About the only drawbacks are the heat (can get up to 125-130) and the occasional typhoon.


38 posted on 07/09/2011 12:10:56 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Their horrible socialized health care system is enough to keep me from considering it. Then, of course, there is the anti-gun mentality and laws, the thought police (must not criticize homosexuals or Muslims!), the increasing number of Muslims there, and the weather - cold enough to freeze a well-digger’s butt, as my mother used to say.


39 posted on 07/09/2011 12:11:21 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: JPG

Sounds like a place I could afford. LOL


40 posted on 07/09/2011 12:11:31 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

bookmark


41 posted on 07/09/2011 12:12:22 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Can you have regular light bulbs?


42 posted on 07/09/2011 12:13:53 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

There are no foreign refuges. If this comes to pass, a new passage will have to be written in Stephen Kings “The Stand.”


43 posted on 07/09/2011 12:13:57 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Pining_4_TX

Are there any places with no muslims? I would definitely consider that.


44 posted on 07/09/2011 12:17:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Are there any places with no muslims? I would definitely consider that.”

So would I! I wonder if there are?


45 posted on 07/09/2011 12:21:41 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

They are working themselves away from socialized health care because they know it does not work. The other problems I don’t see changing as of yet.


46 posted on 07/09/2011 12:22:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 11Bush

Well said, FRiend.

+1


47 posted on 07/09/2011 12:25:44 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
8 Great Places to Retire Abroad

Guess it depends on which one is retiring. hillary, pelosi, napolitano...

48 posted on 07/09/2011 12:29:33 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Wonder if I could learn to love living indoors for about 9 months out of the year? ;-)

Hey, they also have Mike Holmes. They say he is a national treasure.


49 posted on 07/09/2011 12:29:49 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m not letting that idiot chase me out of here! My Father, 6 Uncles and a host of other friends and family fought, some of them died to preserve our freedom. Leaving would be a huge let down to them.


50 posted on 07/09/2011 12:30:02 PM PDT by albie
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