At Home in the Heart of Central America: Guatemala
While most of Guatemala is still for only the most adventuresome of overseas retirees, there are a few places where you could consider settling down.
Our top choice for living in Guatemala is Antigua, an overlooked colonial city in the heart of Central America with plenty to offer the would-be retiree. Real estate is affordable, the people are friendly, the climate is perfect with little to no humidity, overseas income is free of local tax, and you can live a very good lifestyle for less than US$1,400 a month, including regular entertainment eating out, and a furnished rental at US$800 monthly.
In fact, though, you could live in Antigua on much less…you could rent small and basic in this town for as little as US$250 a month. That’d make your total monthly budget but US$950. Own your own place, and you can do away with rent altogether…meaning you could enjoy life in this beautiful colonial city for as little as US$700 a month.