Good countries for old people living
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Oct 26, 2012 6:02 PM Last Post By: joaquinx
Sep 25, 2012 9:10 PM
Sep 26, 2012 10:52 AM
Sep 26, 2012 11:36 AM
Sep 26, 2012 12:23 PM
3I'd also say what you regard as a "comfortable climate". For me I cannot ever remember being too hot (not anywhere, including various Central America countries in northern summers). OK it gets hot but I love it. Others hate it when temperatures start to approach the level where I'm considering turning the house heating off. Similarly, cheapness to somebody living on minimum wage is very different from cheapness to somebody who has worked as a trader in an international bank with £1m+ bonuses every year.
Maybe some guidance for people like, loved Spain on holiday last Aug but a bit hot/humid/cold/etc and maybe looking to budget on £xxx to buy property with £xxx per month to live off - even if that is flexible.
Sep 29, 2012 5:09 AM
Oct 4, 2012 6:16 AM
5If you go to Thailand you will have it all; good climate, good hospitals and medicine care, cheap living and an abundance of sites and activities. You could rent a small house with a garden in a nice community and stay for as long as you like and it wont cost very much.
Oct 10, 2012 5:33 PM
6I'm not sure gereck #6 is correct. I lived in Thailand 2004-2007 and had to go to a different country every 6 months for a visa stamp, and I owned a condo in BKK. Then the laws were changed so I could not stay longer than 6 mo/year. I sold the condo and moved out of Thailand so I'm not up on the latest residency/visa requirements.
Prices are reasonable, food is great, and the people are wonderful, the monsoon gets a bit tiresome.
Oct 17, 2012 10:56 PM
Oct 19, 2012 8:51 AM
8I'm a 67 year old male. Moved to Antigua, Guatemala over a year ago and have a very comfortable life style. #4, not all of us old men are drinking our pensions away and spending money on "paid girlfriends". Antigua offers a centralized base from which to explore Guatemala and other CA countries. Cost of living runs 60-70% of my cost of living in the US. But, then again, it depends on your life style.
Oct 23, 2012 1:29 AM
9Definitely Cyprus (the northern 'Turkish' side).
Oct 25, 2012 11:21 PM
10I would also consider (a) security to be an important factor (b) proximity to a 'hub' for international travel. If living in South East Asia, most of their capitals are hubs.
Having lived in this region, I found the foll very attractive, talking to other retirerees:
Indonesia, Philipines, Thailand.
Oct 26, 2012 6:02 PM
11If you want to believe the press, Mexico is not a choice. However, Mexico has excellent doctors and hospitals, comfortable climate away from the beaches, and a low cost of living when buying local food and goods. Mexico has interesting ruins, colonial cities, and an excellent bus system to get you there.
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