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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1
148 78
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Lisbon

2
120 74
Greece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens

3
104 71
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Ottawa

4
101 71
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Canberra

5
117 82
Italy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Rome

6
107 81
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Paris

7
92 71
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement

8
92 73
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17
67 78
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
San José

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

19
51 64
Belize is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Belmopan

20
57 77
Japan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Tokyo

21
47 63
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added Washington, D.C.

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

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

24
52 76
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Bangkok

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

26
47 79
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Kuala Lumpur

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

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

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

30
53 91
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Mexico City

31
8 31
Pepsi Mix is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
EduardoLopesCastro added Pepsi Mix

32
4 21
Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
The COCK added Maputo

33
19 63
Iran is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
sogol added Tehran