Skip to comments.8 Great Places to Retire Abroad(In case Obama is re-elected)
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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Canada is getting more conservative all the time. Any opinions?
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.
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.
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.
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:
No thanks. I’d like to stay alive and avoid being kidnapped.
Italy’s about to implode.
Bocas del Toro, Panama
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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.
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.
HE can go to Kenya, or someplace; this is my country, he obviously HATES it. I don’t.
obama needs to retire abroad. not us
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.
Have you thought about Vancouver?
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.
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
What is your plan if Obama is re-elected? Just live with it?
What about Costa Rica?
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.
I’m headed for Slow Poke, TX
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.
I’m confident I have a skill set they would be interested in.
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.
PHILIPPINEs. A # 1.
Vancouver has the biggest un-popped housing bubble in the western hemisphere. And B.C. is more Marxist than D.C. will ever be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The #1 problem I have with Australia is that all my guns, even the littlest pea shooter I have, is classified “C” or higher.
I’ll hang around (perhaps LITERALLY) and may wind up here — and I’m not even Jewish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds like a place I could afford. LOL
Can you have regular light bulbs?
There are no foreign refuges. If this comes to pass, a new passage will have to be written in Stephen Kings “The Stand.”
Are there any places with no muslims? I would definitely consider that.
“Are there any places with no muslims? I would definitely consider that.”
So would I! I wonder if there are?
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.
Well said, FRiend.
Guess it depends on which one is retiring. hillary, pelosi, napolitano...
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.
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.