Best locations to retire

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Ivanovich, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Internationally speaking, that is.

    I know there have been threads like this before, but I'm rather lazy and cant seem to get myself to find them at this point.

    I'm 35, and plan on retiring in 10 years. I'm not going to have millions of dollars, nor do I care. I'll probably have a million or so. Maybe a bit more. I want to consider places to retire that...

    A. Are relaxed and easy to live in
    B. Have decent medical facilities
    C. Have excellent tax laws regarding capital gains
    D. Are decent, weather wise.

    I don't care about the fact that US citizens have to pay wherever they live. Let's just put it this way: Once I leave, I'm not coming back. So to hell with the IRS.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. I think Greenwich is pretty good..
     
  3. Greenwich? Out of curiousity, what are you so keen on? London is extraordinarily expensive.
     
  4. maxpi

    maxpi

    Andorra is supposed to be nice, it's landlocked so no sailing but they have skiing. The word is that the IRS won't chase ex pats for taxes that much and you can move to Andorra and nobody asks for so much as your ID as long as you aren't a dead beat.

    What languages do you speak btw, that is a huge factor in relocating...

    When I retire I'm going to a French language school, with English, Spanish and French, language should not be a big barrier anywhere.
     
  5. japan, hawaii, oz, crete etc
     
  6. Why retire in a place where everything is insanely expensive? Most retirees are no longer raking in the bucks, and everything from healthcare to housing to heating to gas to taxes is bad in CT, and especially in Greenwich.

    I think smart retirees are seeking places where their income is maxxed.
     
  7. I speak Russian, German and Spanish. As for retiring in Hawaii, that kinda runs against the whole screw the IRS thing.

    Exactly.
     
  8. Mayimbe

    Mayimbe

    What about Costa Rica.
     
  9. "pura vida"....says it all
     
  10. What about Australia.. Not that expensive.
     
    #10     Aug 2, 2007