The World’s Top Retirement For 2011

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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.

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