10 Best Places To Retire Overseas In 2014
Aug. 27, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee: Live and Invest Overseas’ just-released 2014 Retire Overseas Index names the world’s top 21 places to retire overseas.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
Drum roll, please...
The top 10 places to retire overseas today, as reported in our just-released 2014 Retire Overseas Index, are:
#10: Istanbul, Turkey
Megacity Istanbul straddles the shores of both Europe and Asia and is the only city to have been a capital to both Christian and Muslim empires, as evidenced, inside its great Roman walls, by an architectural legacy like nothing else anywhere on earth. Though not the country's capital, Istanbul is Turkey's beating heart, offering the best of any European capital city, from lattes to the latest Hollywood releases in English, but with an edge and an energy that can be lacking in Continental Europe. Istanbul is a place to watch the world go by beneath a skyline of minarets and modern office blocks while ships from across the globe pass up and down the Bosphorus.
The best part is that this world-class city is also exceedingly affordable, perhaps the best place in the world to enjoy the best of city living on a budget. A couple could retire here on a budget of as little as US$1,100 per month.
#9: Panama City Beaches, Panama
The most developed, established, and fully appointed beach community in Panama is what's referred to as the "City Beaches" area, those Pacific coast beaches that lie one to two hours west from Panama City. This fast-growing region offers a high-quality beach lifestyle with all the amenities and services you could want. Coronado town has developed into a busy commercial center that makes for a turn-key retirement choice, and, indeed, this is the direction this former weekend retreat is evolving, into a full-fledged retirement community with an established population of full-time foreign residents supported by a developed infrastructure, including good medical facilities.
Plus, Panama uses the U.S. dollar, international-standard health care is nearby in Panama City, and Panama's pensionado retiree residency program is one of the world's best.