Culture 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
154 81
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Lisbon

2
123 76
Greece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens

3
111 72
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Ottawa

4
117 83
Italy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Rome

5
103 71
Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Canberra

6
108 81
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Paris

7
94 73
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Edinburgh

8
93 71
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement

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

10
86 76
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Copenhagen

11
87 80
England is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
London

12
50 43
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added London

13
81 77
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
City of Brussels

14
73 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
68 78
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
San José

17
63 72
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Montevideo

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
58 78
Japan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Tokyo

21
48 66
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
added added Washington, D.C.

22
53 72
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Quito

23
69 96
Israel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Jerusalem

24
54 76
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
Bangkok

25
6 7
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Retirement
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia