Bests And Worsts For 2011

Jan. 12, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Here are the best (and some of the worst) places to live, invest, retire, and start a business in 2011.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

World's most user-friendly overseas retirement option: Panama...

Best place to operate an international business: Panama…

Worst place to start a business: France…

My top pick for a budget retirement on the Pacific Ocean: Las Tablas, Panama…

My top pick for affordable luxury living on the Pacific Ocean: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico…

Best place to retire on the Caribbean: Ambergris Caye, Belize, or the Dominican Republic…

Best overall quality of life in the Americas: Medellin, Colombia…

Best overall quality of life anywhere: France…

Best quality of life on a budget: Basque, France…

World's most affordable retirement havens (where you could retire on US$1,200 per month or less): Cuenca, Ecuador; Leon, Nicaragua; Las Tablas, Panama;
Chiang Mai, Thailand; the Philippines…

Best climate: Medellin, Colombia, and Cuenca, Ecuador…

Best mountain choices: Medellin, Colombia; Cuenca, Ecuador; and Boquete, Panama…

Best place to retire among the vines (affordable Napa): Mendoza, Argentina…

Best place to retire if you don't want to learn a new language: Belize…

Blissfully safe, stable, and removed from global concerns: Uruguay and New Zealand…

World's best health care: France (plus the health care can be free if you're a legal resident)…

Most affordable international-standard health care: Panama…

World's most exotic retirement options…where you'd be a pioneer in a land where life is full of adventure and absurdly affordable: Hangzhou, China; Nha Trang, Vietnam…

Most retiree-friendly choice in Asia: Malaysia…

My top part-time retirement choices: Paris, France (if you can't afford it full-time, maybe you can swing it part of the year); Chiang Mai, Thailand (because full-time residency is difficult to organize); New Zealand…

Where to live tax-free: Panama or Belize…

There you have it: Our 2011 editorial agenda…and your top options as we stand on the threshold of this New Year.

Kathleen PeddicordContinue Reading:

 

Share
Enter Your E-Mail:

Search

Readers Say

"The level of experience, knowledge, and competence is top-shelf. Primarily, I appreciated the sincere and honest approach of the organizers and all the presenters, as well as the obvious desire to give participants complete, accurate, timely, and appropriate information and to answer questions thoroughly."

Andrew F., United States
Share
"The honesty and realism of your information shines through. I am looking forward to continuing reading your offerings for a long time."

— Carol C., United States
Share

Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

Read more here.

SIGN UP TO OUR FREE E-LETTER

Sign up for the Overseas Opportunity Letter

Receive our editor's latest research reports...absolutely FREE!

letters The Best Places For Living And
Investing in the World for 2014