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    Best Places In The World To Retire: 2 New Rankings

    Perhaps you want to retire abroad, but are not sure where to go. Or maybe you’d never relocate overseas, but are just curious which countries and communities the experts say are the winners.

    Either way, you’ll want to know about the two new 2016 rankings from global retirement raters International Living (IL) and Live and Invest Overseas.

    The places on both lists of where to retire abroad are heavily Latin American, but there are some notable differences, especially the No. 1 picks: Panama (says International Living) and Algarve, Portugal (says Live and Invest Overseas). In fairness, Live and Invest Overseas ranked City Beaches of Panama No. 12 and International Living ranked Portugal No. 10.

    That doesn’t mean one list is correct and the other’s bogus. It simply means there are different ways to rate retirement places. So if you want guidance from an expert in selecting your ideal retirement spot, you first need to see whether your priorities align with that rater’s.

    International Living Best Places to Retire 2016

    International Living takes a quantitative approach to its annual list. The staff culled and crunched data in 10 categories from cost of living to “fitting in” for 23 countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia (Peru was added this year; it’s ranked No. 15). Two of the categories are new: Visas & Residence (the ease of getting a residence visa) and Healthy Lifestyle. Ultimately, International Living came up with the following Top 10 for 2016 — six countries in Latin America, two in Europe and two in Asia:

    1. Panama 2. Ecuador 3. Mexico 4. Costa Rica 5. Malaysia 6. Colombia. 7. Thailand 8. Nicaragua 9. Spain 10. Portugal

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    Doesn't make my top 50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    1. Panama 2. Ecuador 3. Mexico 4. Costa Rica 5. Malaysia 6. Colombia. 7. Thailand 8. Nicaragua 9. Spain 10. Portugal
    Sounds like another one of these lists compiled and published by people who've never been to these places.

    Panama? No.

    Ecuador? No. (I was there 2 years ago.

    Mexico? Depends.

    My uncle is in a beatiful area fight on the Pacific Ocean. He did his research.

    The Mexican Peso is 17 to 1, which is good.

    Not of issues in Mexico though and it can creep into a foreign retiree.


    Can't comment on the other places.
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    If your gonna retire in Mexico I would invest in a bullet proof vest

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    If your gonna retire in Mexico I would invest in a bullet proof vest
    Nah, sshh, let Blackheart retire there without one!

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    Like most lists of this ilk, fucking idiotic.

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    The listings are heavily influenced by benefits for US retirees, which is why south American countries top the list. The poll sponsors sell most of their web subscriptions in the US.

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    South American countries.? Ecuador

    Geography Geography.

    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    The listings are heavily influenced by benefits for US retirees, which is why south American countries top the list. The poll sponsors sell most of their web subscriptions in the US.
    Last edited by Horatio Hornblower; 05-01-2016 at 04:56 PM.

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    edit. Double post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    South American countries.? Ecuador

    Geography Geography.

    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    The listings are heavily influenced by benefits for US retirees, which is why south American countries top the list. The poll sponsors sell most of their web subscriptions in the US.

    I suggest you check an atlas. You do know how to use one do you?

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    When I lived in Brazil a local told me Paraguay was a good place to live. It didn't make the list either.

    $1 there probably gets 2 DM

    Belize didn't make the list either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Like most lists of this ilk, fucking idiotic.
    Yep...
    Spot on, Davis.

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    Jesus these sound like some of the worst places, Portugal excepted, apart from Islamic shit holes of course

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    Perhaps its you that don't know how to use one,read the post I quoted then do a reference check.

    https://www.countries-ofthe-world.co...h-america.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    South American countries.? Ecuador

    Geography Geography.

    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    The listings are heavily influenced by benefits for US retirees, which is why south American countries top the list. The poll sponsors sell most of their web subscriptions in the US.

    I suggest you check an atlas. You do know how to use one do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    1. Panama 2. Ecuador 3. Mexico 4. Costa Rica 5. Malaysia 6. Colombia. 7. Thailand 8. Nicaragua 9. Spain 10. Portugal
    Sounds like another one of these lists compiled and published by people who've never been to these places.

    Panama? No.

    Ecuador? No. (I was there 2 years ago.

    Mexico? Depends.

    My uncle is in a beatiful area fight on the Pacific Ocean. He did his research.

    The Mexican Peso is 17 to 1, which is good.

    Not of issues in Mexico though and it can creep into a foreign retiree.


    Can't comment on the other places.


    International living contracts with people living in the countries they write about.

    A high school friend of mine moved from Seattle to Panama 4years ago, he loves it, great advantages for expat retirees, health care, tax, ect.. He purchased a home and land very reasonable. He does come back to Seattle every summer but always anxious to get back to Panama.

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    Piss easy residency helps. Panama's Friendly Nations Visa offers almost instant residency.

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    Id like to retire to Palawan phils.

    Though the Chinese may cause a bit of shit there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Perhaps its you that don't know how to use one,read the post I quoted then do a reference check.

    https://www.countries-ofthe-world.co...h-america.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    South American countries.? Ecuador

    Geography Geography.

    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    The listings are heavily influenced by benefits for US retirees, which is why south American countries top the list. The poll sponsors sell most of their web subscriptions in the US.

    I suggest you check an atlas. You do know how to use one do you?
    Just check the alphabetic list of south American countries in your link numb nuts.

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    Perhaps you meant Central America tops the list.

    I did leave out Colombia just in case you weren't sure which part of the Americas it was.

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    [quote=Horatio Hornblower;3177753]Id like to retire to Palawan phils.

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    Come on down...I got a lot of land there. Make you a good deal.....

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    I have a brother going over next month to check the place out,always thought you lived around Batangas area.?

    Good area you have land isn't it supposed to be about ready to become very popular holiday destination.

    Was there back in the late 80s had a great time there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Perhaps you meant Central America tops the list.

    I did leave out Colombia just in case you weren't sure which part of the Americas it was.
    I know exactly what I meant. Ecuador is listed as part of south America in the link you posted when you claimed that it wasn't.

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    nah you can't be that daft,central America tops the list,I never mentioned Ecuador wasn't in the south Americas.

    Oh course you knew what you meant but it was way of the mark.

    But i congratulate you for your attempt.






    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    The listings are heavily influenced by benefits for US retirees, which is why south American countries top the list. The poll sponsors sell most of their web subscriptions in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    nah you can't be that daft,central America tops the list,I never mentioned Ecuador wasn't in the south Americas.

    Oh course you knew what you meant but it was way of the mark.

    But i congratulate you for your attempt.






    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    The listings are heavily influenced by benefits for US retirees, which is why south American countries top the list. The poll sponsors sell most of their web subscriptions in the US.
    Do you really need another shovel when you have already dug a hole big enough for a JCB?
    You have caught spouting shite yet again and you can wriggle as much as you like, your lies are clear for all to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    I never mentioned Ecuador wasn't in the south Americas.

    Certainly appeared that you did in your post which I was replying to.

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