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      Where to retire

      Here are some places which are great to retire when the time comes.


      Top Haven #1: Panama, the World's Top Retirement, Top Offshore, and Top Doing Business Haven

      Pros:

      This is the Hub of the Americas, meaning it's an easy, accessible place to travel to and from...
      Best infrastructure in Central America...
      A tax haven, meaning you can live and operate a business tax-free...
      Best place in the world to start a business...
      The world's Gold Standard pensionado program of special benefits for retirees...
      A diversity of lifestyles, from big city to Pacific beaches, from mountain highlands to Caribbean isles...
      International-standard health care...

      Cons:

      As developed as Panama is, this is still the Third World...
      This is the Tropics (meaning the weather, in Panama City and on the coasts, is hot and sticky)...
      No longer a banking haven...

      Top Haven #2: France, the World's Best Quality of Life

      Pros:

      World's best developed-world living...
      World's best health care...
      World's most beautiful and romantic city...
      More affordable than you might think...

      Cons:

      One of the most onerous tax regimes in the world (only an issue if you're a legal resident and earning an income)...
      Miserable place to try to start a business...
      You'll need to learn to speak at least some French...

      Top Haven #3: Malaysia, Asia's Most Welcoming Retirement Haven

      Pros:

      Only country in Asia that makes foreign residency easy...
      Diversity of lifestyles...
      English commonly spoken...
      International-standard medical care...
      Very affordable...
      Tax haven...

      Cons:

      Halfway around the world...
      Asian lifestyle is more exotic for North Americans...
      Third World...

      Top Haven #4: Ecuador, Most Affordable Retirement In The Americas

      Pros:

      Probably the most affordable place you'd want to live in the Americas...
      Established expat base in Cuenca...

      Cons:

      Nearly Fourth World...
      Less accessible...
      Less stable...

      Top Haven #5: Thailand--Exotic and Super Cheap

      Pros:

      One of the cheapest places in the world to live or retire today....
      Super exotic (this can be a pro or a con, depending on your point of view)....
      Established expat base....

      Cons:

      Not easy to establish full-time legal residency (so live here only part-time)....
      Halfway around the world....

      Top Haven #6: Nicaragua--Beautiful, Romantic, and Super Cheap

      Pros:

      Nearby and accessible....
      New program of benefits for foreign retirees....
      Very affordable....
      Established expat base....
      The best of Costa Rica (only better)....

      Cons:

      President Ortega, who remains a wild card and insists he's running for re-election this year....
      Third World....
      Poor infrastructure....

      Top Haven #7: Uruguay--Peaceful, Safe, and Tax-Free

      Pros:

      Stable, peaceful, relaxed, and removed from the troubles of much of the world right now....
      Tax haven....
      Great infrastructure....
      Easy residency....

      Cons:

      Way down at the bottom of the earth....
      Maybe boring....

      Top Haven #8: Belize--Offshore Frontier


      Pros:

      Country of independent thinkers where you can make your own way....
      Everyone speaks English....
      Banking haven....
      Tax haven....
      Land values in the Cayo are a great bargain....

      Cons:

      Not super cheap, especially on Ambergris Caye....
      Health care facilities are limited....

      Top Haven #9: Medellin, Colombia--Emerging Haven Where Property Prices Are An Absolute Bargain
      Pros:

      Pleasant weather year-round, thanks to the elevation....
      Pretty city in a pretty setting....
      More genteel way of life than you'll find in most of Latin America....
      Real estate values are a screaming bargain....

      Cons:

      This is a market in the workaround stage, meaning things like establishing foreign residency and opening a non-resident bank account can require "workarounds"....
      Not a tax haven....
      Exchange controls (which can be managed with proper counsel)....

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      I don't know who in their right mind decided France had the best quality of life in the world

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      Not back there yet and your criticsising there as well

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      If its "peace and quiet" you want I heAR Perth's the place.
      it happens a lot everywhere in the world...

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      Did you ever visit Perth, because you seem quite an authority on the Place, or is it on your todo list

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      I think 'boring' is the word you are looking for :)

      Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
      If its "peace and quiet" you want I heAR Perth's the place.
      Soon to be back in the undisputed NUMBER 1 country in the world.....ENGLAND.

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      Quote Originally Posted by peacock View Post
      Did you ever visit Perth, because you seem quite an authority on the Place, or is it on your todo list
      it happens a lot everywhere in the world...

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      Soon to be back in the undisputed NUMBER 1 country in the world.....ENGLAND.

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      would post a video of any Uk city, but I guess your fed up of watching footage of looting and arson

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      He's actually secretly devastated because the woman of his dreams lives there and he knows it just makes her even more unreachable. Thats why he slags it...its to mask the pain....
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