Where in the world?

Looking for the best place in the world to live, outside of the Okanagan, that is?

According to  InternationalLiving.com Costa Rica is number one on their list of the top 24 global retirement destinations across 12 categories, including cost of living, governance, retiree benefits, climate, and healthcare.

The annual Index explores safe, good-value havens outside the United States and Canada. Comparing, contrasting, ranking, and rating them to highlight spots where a retired couple could enjoy a comfortable life on as little as $1,500 a month.

For the first time in the 27 years, the list has been produced, Costa Rica takes top spot. Bali appears on the Index for the first time. And Peru makes the top 10 for the first time.

“By design, the rankings in our annual Global Retirement Index are largely subjective, but we build it from a base of facts and figures,” says Jennifer Stevens, International Living Executive Editor. “Our editors rely on the informed judgment and real-world experience of the magazine’s contributors and editors in the field as well as additional in-country expats…people who have made the move and have first-hand experience.

The world’s top 10 retirement destinations are:

  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Ecuador
  • Malaysia
  • Colombia
  • Portugal
  • Nicaragua
  • Spain
  • Peru

 This annual Global Retirement Index is the most comprehensive and in-depth survey of its kind. It sifts through the wealth of opportunity the world offers to help readers pinpoint the destinations that might be best for them, given their own priorities, budget, and interests.

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