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The Best Countries for Retirement 

Ranker Travel
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Updated September 15, 2017 5k votes 574 voters 12.7k views 33 items

List Rules Vote up any country that would be great for retirement, considering safety, cost of living, accessibility, etc.

List of the best countries for retirement, as ranked by retirees and world travelers. When it comes time to decide on a retirement location abroad, there’s a lot that needs to be considered. It’s tough enough to move away from everything you’ve ever known. That’s why it’s important to discover a country that will fit your lifestyle needs, as well as fulfill all of your dreams for what your life would be like after retiring. If you’ve been wondering, “What are the best countries to retire to?” you need to think about what you don’t want to live without. The countries on this list have more than enough entertainment for retirees, such as museums, cultural festivals, and interesting cuisine.

The countries on this list rank high for their quality of life, since many of its residents and citizens are happy, healthy, and financially solvent. There are great real estate options for retirees, and the cost of living is perfect for those on a fixed income.

This list also includes countries that have comfortable climates, easy public transportation, and great medical care, including the finest doctors and hospitals. Any retired person would be lucky to live in any of these wonderful countries.

list ordered by
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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Lisbon
2
Greece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens
3
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Ottawa
4
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Canberra
5
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Edinburgh
6
Italy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Rome
7
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
8
France is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Paris
9
Malta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Valletta
10
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Copenhagen
11
England is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
London
12
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added London
13
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
City of Brussels
14
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
15
Japan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Tokyo
16
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Buenos Aires
17
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
San José
18
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Montevideo
19
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
JyanPenha added Brasília
20
Belize is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Belmopan
21
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Bangkok
22
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Quito
23
United States of America... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added Washington, D.C.
24
Israel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Jerusalem
25
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia