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
156 82
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Lisbon
2
124 76
Greece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens
3
113 72
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Ottawa
4
118 83
Italy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Rome
5
104 71
Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Canberra
6
109 81
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Paris
7
95 71
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
8
96 74
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Edinburgh
9
89 77
Malta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Valletta
10
88 76
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Copenhagen
11
89 80
England is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
London
12
52 43
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added London
13
82 77
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
City of Brussels
14
74 81
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
15
66 72
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Buenos Aires
16
69 79
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
San José
17
64 73
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Montevideo
18
40 47
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
JyanPenha added Brasília
19
52 65
Belize is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Belmopan
20
59 79
Japan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Tokyo
21
71 97
Israel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Jerusalem
22
49 69
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added Washington, D.C.
23
54 74
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Quito
24
8 8
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia
25
55 78
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Bangkok