Dedicated to providing you with credible information about living overseas

WELCOME. WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT THE MAIN PARTS OF OUR SITE

 
The Best Places In The World To Retire Location Advisor makes personalized recommendations for where to live and retire overseasGet matched to your ideal location to live abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadAnswers about living, working or visiting abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadStories by expats & others about their life aborad.
Best Places In The World To Retire - MarketplaceFind for profit, non-profit and religious organizations.
 

Recently Answered Questions

Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroad
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Prev Next

Luis Teixeira da Silva of Algarve Senior Living – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Luis Teixeira da Silva - Algarve Senior LivingIn my 25-year career I have been founder and/or CEO of several consult...

What is the culture of Algarve?

What is the culture of Algarve?

The Algarve is made up of two areas. One is the coastal Algarve, which is the strip of land closest to the Atlantic Ocean, and the other area is the interior of Algarve, called “Barrocal.” This divisio... Read more

Celia Villarreal of Bristol Hospitality Group – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Celia Villarreal - Bristol Hospitality GroupMarketing & E-Commerce Manager for Bristol Hospitality Group....

Are there shopping malls in Panama?

They are very good Shopping Malls in Panama City. You can find a variety of Shopping Malls for all needs. Within the most important ones are Albrook Mall, were you can find one of our hotels (TRYP by Wyndham), Multiplaza... Read more

Daniel Ortiz of Coldwell Banker SMART – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Daniel Ortiz - Coldwell Banker SMARTI have been serving my clients in the real estate business since grad...

What are the main cities, towns, communities and developments of the San Miguel de Allende area and what is each one like?

What are the main cities, towns, communities and developments of the San Miguel de Allende area and what is each one like?

As differentiated from other tourist spots in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende’s main attraction emanates from the center of town.   San Miguel de Allende is essentially around 20 blo... Read more

Adriana Ortiz of Consortium Centro America Abogados – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Adriana Ortiz - Consortium Centro America AbogadosI work at Consortium Centro America Abogados a Law Firm in Central Ame...

Where are the best beaches in and around Nicaragua?

Where are the best beaches in and around Nicaragua?

One of the best beaches at Nicaragua is Corn Island, located on the Caribbean Coast.  You can arrive by boat or airplane. If you want adventure and know other places I recommend travel by land, but if y... Read more

Cathy Rocha – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Cathy RochaI am a 65 year old single woman (but I look and act younger and am in...

Is San Miguel de Allende safe? What's the crime rate in general in San Miguel de Allende?

Is San Miguel de Allende safe?  What's the crime rate in general in San Miguel de Allende?

When I saw the January through March homicides in the local paper, Atención, the crimes included 14 homicides for the first 3 months of 2016, which was alarming for me. In the sweet little highland town in ... Read more

Maria Huang – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Maria HuangHave a lot of experience traveling and living in different countries...

How bad are the mosquitoes and other bugs and insects in Boquete, Panama?

This is my 2nd time to Boquete Panama and there are definitely mosquitoes here during rainy season. I have needed my mesh tent over my bed and use of repellent all day and night. Even the locals are complain... Read more

Melanie Lansing of Mexico Insurance Advisors – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Melanie Lansing - Mexico Insurance AdvisorsI grew up with a Salvadorean nanny and learned Spanish from a young ag...

Are there English-speaking doctors in San Miguel de Allende?

Are there English-speaking doctors in San Miguel de Allende?

An English-speaking doctor is only one important factor to consider in terms of access to health care.   Other important things to consider ARE:   1. Finding a doctor that kee... Read more

Ivy Del Pozzo of Coldwell Banker SMART – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Ivy Del Pozzo - Coldwell Banker SMARTAwarded #1 Producing Agent in Mexico for all Coldwell Banker Offices. ...

How much does food cost in San Miguel de Allende?

The price of food in San Miguel de Allende is so much less expensive than in the US.   One of the first things that I noticed when I moved here almost 10 years ago was how good everything tasted.&... Read more

Ivy Del Pozzo of Coldwell Banker SMART – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Ivy Del Pozzo - Coldwell Banker SMARTAwarded #1 Producing Agent in Mexico for all Coldwell Banker Offices. ...

What's the cost of living in San Miguel de Allende?

The cost of living in San Miguel varies as it does in any town/city.   If you want to live within walking distance of the jardin (the very epicenter) it is going to be more pricey, of course. ... Read more

Paul Daemen of Aurora Granada – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Paul Daemen - Aurora GranadaI reside with my fiancee in Diria, Nicaragua. We moved from the US whe...

How much is it to build a house in Managua, Nicaragua?

In the current market of 2019, housing market is such that it might be wise to purchase a home versus building since the home values have had a significant drop due to political unrest of 2018. Rental market is tenant... Read more

Paul Daemen of Aurora Granada – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Paul Daemen - Aurora GranadaI reside with my fiancee in Diria, Nicaragua. We moved from the US whe...

What's the price of a home, condo or apartment in Granada, Nicaragua?

Due to the political unrest that started in 2018, the housing market has seen a drop in value from 30 to 50 percent. We are starting to see a steady but slow growth in real estate purchase from SJDS to Granada and Leo... Read more

Paul Daemen of Aurora Granada – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Paul Daemen - Aurora GranadaI reside with my fiancee in Diria, Nicaragua. We moved from the US whe...

Are there American-trained doctors in Granada, Nicaragua?

There are a few well trained Dentists in town of Granada, we also have some great Dr. like Dr. Blanco who is Cuban that provides excellent medical care at a fraction of US medical care. We have gone several times to D... Read more

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Prev Next
For 10,055 answers organized by country and topic, go to Community Q & A.

Best Places In The World To Retire Locations – Places to retire – International Living Maps of Location Advisor Places

Click on any location to read more about it.

Top Contributors

  1. OF THE DAY
  2. OF THE WEEK
  3. OF THE MONTH

Recently Posted Expat Stories

Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroad.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Prev Next

Bob Gugel of Origen Real Estate Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Bob Gugel - Origen Real Estate PanamaOriginally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob Gugel is a retired educator w...

A Short History of Juan Diaz, Panama

A Short History of Juan Diaz, Panama

Unlike the Panama Canal, Casco Viejo, the Amador Causeway, and Panama Viejo, the name Juan Diaz does not attract much attention from visitors to Panama City. Yet the township of Juan Diaz has become equally i... Read more

Angela Passman of World Pet Travel – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Angela Passman - World Pet TravelBorn in East Texas as one of 3 girls I lived in the same home until I ...

The Greatest Lessons Learned By Living Abroad

My family and I moved to Central American in 2000 with the idea of blue skies and sunshine.  Never heard of culture shock, never imagined or dreamed there would be a problem adjusting to our surroundings because ... Read more

Kent Payne of Gran Pacifica – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kent Payne - Gran PacificaMy wife, Denise Buckner-Payne, and I moved to Nicaragua permanently ab...

Working with INTUR (Nicaragua Ministry of Tourism) at AARP

Working with INTUR (Nicaragua Ministry of Tourism) at AARP

I was pleasantly surprised and honored to be asked to attend the AARP conference in Boston, MA just this past week, May 7th.   We had the pleasure to attend the conference and join thousands of attendees as t... Read more

Kari Lyn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kari LynI retired from assisting surgeons as soon as I was eligible because I ...

Cave Man and the Woman who Climbed Everest

Cave Man and the Woman who Climbed Everest

  Here are two contrasting characters who have crossed our path in the neighborhood. One is well-known for being homeless and without possessions, the other well-known for being the first woman from Centr... Read more

Kari Lyn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kari LynI retired from assisting surgeons as soon as I was eligible because I ...

Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood?

Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood?

The first neighbor we met was Moises. He looked to me like a gangster at first glance, and I believe he wants the people around here to think so as well. He usually wears pointed-toe cowboy boots and a black leather j... Read more

Kari Lyn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kari LynI retired from assisting surgeons as soon as I was eligible because I ...

My Friend Deet, 81 years old still rides her bicycle

My Friend Deet, 81 years old still rides her bicycle

        The streets of Antigua are all stones.  Some say cobblestones, but these are not well cobbled.  The city is a World Heritage Site, so it m... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Mexico Movers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Mexico MoversBest Mexico Movers moves your household goods from the US or Canada to...

The Easiest Way to Round Out Your Wardrobe and Cookware Collection While Living at Lake Chapala in Mexico

The Easiest Way to Round Out Your Wardrobe and Cookware Collection While Living at Lake Chapala in Mexico

Two of the best things about living at the Lake Chapala area have to do with aviation: 1. Through what I can only assume is dumb luck, Guadalajara International Airport was placed at the south side of that ... Read more

Kari Lyn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kari LynI retired from assisting surgeons as soon as I was eligible because I ...

Having In-Laws of another Culture and Country

Having In-Laws of another Culture and Country

    My Mother-in-Law, Dona Maria   It is really difficult to get to know the people around you when you don’t speak the same language. You can ... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Mexico Movers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Mexico MoversBest Mexico Movers moves your household goods from the US or Canada to...

The Quest for the Elusive Mung Beans -- A Visit to Abastos from Ajijic / Lake Chapala

The Quest for the Elusive Mung Beans -- A Visit to Abastos from Ajijic / Lake Chapala

Like an aspiring knight in a medieval fairytale who had been told to bring back the egg of a fire-breathing dragon or a nascent American Indian brave who had been given the task of producing a specific feather from a ... Read more

Kari Lyn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kari LynI retired from assisting surgeons as soon as I was eligible because I ...

Designing + Building a House in Guatemala - Part 5b

Designing + Building a House in Guatemala - Part 5b

    Zaqueo hired a third friend of his from his home area named Chicalo. He was to be an “ayudante,” or assistant as they are called when they don’t have a specific trade. Chicalo ha... Read more

Kari Lyn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kari LynI retired from assisting surgeons as soon as I was eligible because I ...

Designing + Building a House in Guatemala - Part 5a

Designing + Building a House in Guatemala - Part 5a

"Why would anybody want to build a house in a foreign country?"   That’s what I asked my friend who was buying land here in Guatemala. She was looking for a partner, and I thought she was a bit cr... Read more

Kari Lyn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kari LynI retired from assisting surgeons as soon as I was eligible because I ...

The Road to “Hobbitenango” - Part 4

The Road to “Hobbitenango” - Part 4

"What is Hobbitenango?"   Many of my stories involve a place up the hill near us called Hobbitenango, and before I write about building my house here, I must explain what Hobbitenango is. “Tenango... Read more

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Prev Next
Go to Best Places Expat Stories section, which contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroad.

Our Pledge To You

Best Places will present information from the Community in a transparent way, unedited, except to conform with our Conditions of Use.

You can trust that Best Places does not manipulate content to sell you anything. All opinions in the Community Q & A and Expat Stories are those of its authors, not Best Places.

Get Known To The Community

Those who contribute to the Best Places Community are our heroes! And being a Best Places hero is fast, fun, and easy. Just go to Questions & Answers, find your first question to answer, click on it, and then click the Contribute Your Answer To This Question Button. If you’d rather enter a Story, go to Expat Stories and click the Contribute Your Story Button".

Contact/Support

Please contact us. We would love to hear from you! Customer Service
Technical Support
Business Development
Suggestions
Press
Phone: (US) 520-940-0481