Travel The Best Countries for Retirement  

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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.

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142 78
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Portugal Lisbon

2
120 73
Greece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

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103 69
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Canada Ottawa

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100 70
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Australia Canberra

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115 81
Italy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Italy Rome

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106 80
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
France Paris

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92 70
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement

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92 72
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Scotland Edinburgh

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88 76
Malta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Malta Valletta

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85 76
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Denmark Copenhagen

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85 80
England is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
England London

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81 77
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Belgium City of Brussels

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48 43
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added United Kingdom London

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72 80
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement

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64 71
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Argentina Buenos Aires

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63 72
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Uruguay Montevideo

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66 78
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Costa Rica San José

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39 46
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
JyanPenha added Brazil Brasília

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47 62
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Belize is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Belize Belmopan

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56 77
Japan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Japan Tokyo

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52 72
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Ecuador Quito

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68 94
Israel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Israel Jerusalem

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51 76
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Thailand Bangkok

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45 74
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Colombia Bogotá

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47 78
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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5 7
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Cyprus Nicosia

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41 70
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Nicaragua Managua

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42 73
Panama is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Panama Panama City

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Mexico Mexico City

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Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
The COCK added Mozambique Maputo

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Pepsi Mix is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
EduardoLopesCastro added Pepsi Mix

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Iran is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
sogol added Iran Tehran