“If you were an American who wanted to retire close to the United States but could only afford to purchase a home up to perhaps US$150,000 and wanted to live on the beach with year-round warm temperatures, where would be your choice?”
— Jan J., United States
Panama and Mexico are the two most accessible choices for Americans. You can buy a home at Coronado, for example and other spots along Panama’s coast, within easy driving distance of Panama City, for US$150,000. Same goes for Mexico outside the really developed areas.
The Dominican Republic could be an option, but it’s not as easy to get to, except from the East Coast.
Belize, too, could work for you, though, again, it’s not as accessible as Mexico and Panama.