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The World's Best Places to Retire in 2016

The World's Best Places to Retire in 2016
RankPlaceCountryReasons
1AlgarvePortugallow cost of living, low cost of real estate, great weather, established expat community, user-friendly and low-cost retiree residency program.
2CayoBelizeA sunny country, one of the easiest places in the world to establish foreign residency, as well as a banking and a tax haven.
3MedellinColombiaMost Innovative City,It is a combination of unique public transit infrastructure, well-used and much-loved public spaces, and the accessibility of technology and Internet throughout the city.Medellín is a city of parks and flowers, pretty, tidy, and architecturally pleasing.
4PauFranceThe world’s best healthcare,Small steep valleys, rolling hills, towering mountains, meandering rivers, a wild coastline, forests and woodland, all crammed into about 31,000 square feet and all gloriously green and lush.
5AbruzzoItalyNo over-crowding, no heavy industry, only castles, vineyards, and villages made of stone.
6George TownMalaysiaHealth care is first-rate, public transportation is modern and efficient, and the tap water is safe to drink. Beautiful beaches are just a short drive or flight away, cool mountain retreats can be reached in less than an hour.
7TerrenasDominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic is a white-sand haven that is surrounded by warm turquoise waters and enjoys year-round sunshine. This affordable island paradise boasts not just beaches—both remote and resort—but also virgin jungle and mountain hideaways.
8CuencaEcuadorThis is a beautiful colonial city in a fascinating and diverse country.The health care is high quality, honest, inexpensive.Cuenca offers the retiree the interesting and engaging colonial-city lifestyle it has long offered.
9Chiang MaiThailandThailand has some of the best beaches in the world, lush mountains and jungles, a laid-back, welcoming culture, and a foreigner-friendly infrastructure. Thailand also has one of the world’s lowest costs of living. great weather,The high-quality health care and health-related services.
10Puerto VallartaMexicoA luxury coastal lifestyle on a budget, in Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta is more expensive than other places where you might consider living or retiring overseas.easy and fully appointed with world-class golf courses, marinas, restaurants, and shopping.Puerto Vallarta was a small fishing village.
11GranadaNicaraguaGranada, Nicaragua, is perhaps the queen among all Spanish-colonial city options. At the heart of this city, radiating from the central square, is a great variety of classic and charming Spanish-colonial homes with high ceilings, painted tiles, and private center courtyards. The best part is that you can own one for as little as $40,000.
12City BeachesPanamaGreatest assets is its beachfront,the most convenient and comfortable is the stretch of Pacific coastline known as the “City Beaches”.Medical care, particularly in Panama City is international-standard and affordable. And the country offers a gold-standard retiree residency visa program.
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