5 Reasons Why You Won’t Want To Come Home Once You Retire Overseas


Why retire overseas? That’s a personal preference and everybody has a opposite reason for doing it.


Photo: Hugo Ghiara, InternationalLiving.com

And once we are happily vital overseas, take it from us, we tend to find some-more and some-more reasons to stay overseas. Here are 5 of a best:

#5 — You are distanced from U.S. politics
. (If you’re not from a U.S., insert your possess nation here.) In a U.S. we are bombarded with news from all sides (left, right, north and south) about politics. Who pronounced what, since it was a lie, what competence happen, what competence not happen, and on and on…

And now that we’re vital in Ecuador, it’s not that we don’t care…or that we’re not profitable courtesy to U.S. politics, since we do. But we do so on a most smaller scale and usually when we wish to balance in. Thankfully, we’re no longer smothered by mainstream media, as we watch radio distant reduction and usually for party and not for news. The universe of politics goes on, as it always has, though us and a full attention. Try it, you’ll adore it.


Photo: Hugo Ghiara, InternationalLiving.com

#4 — You spend some-more time among like-minded people. People who retire abroad are interesting. Everyone has a story. They’re off on an journey and tend to be effusive and kind to one another. (In other words, they listen to a stories and we to theirs.) They might have a opposite domestic disposition than we do, though see above … we never speak about politics — we have distant some-more richer things function in a lives to discuss.


Photo: Hugo Ghiara, InternationalLiving.com

# 3 — You are healthier than ever. If we consider politics in a U.S. is smothering you, take a demeanour during processed dishes and large pharma. Unless we emporium organically, we can't eat a healthy diet. Restaurant bondage can’t presumably feed we a healthy dish in a portions heaped on your image for a amounts they charge. Where does a food come from? A lab somewhere. And that’s since each other blurb on radio is for a drug of some kind.

But before we disembark a high horse, we’ll only contend that a diet in Ecuador is healthier than ever. We might be removing older, though we feel improved than ever. At a health check-up in a U.S. final year, a alloy told us we looked improved and were healthier than 99 percent of his patients. “Whatever we are doing, keep it up,” he said.

So what is it we’re doing? Nothing some-more than walking instead of pushing (we don’t need a automobile where we live) and eating fresh-from-the-farm food that we ready ourselves during home, and a same when we go out. We have no sequence restaurants where we live and all is done from blemish and with care.

#2 — You can indeed save money. We’ve created many times about how vital overseas…in a right place…can save we money. So we won’t elaborate that indicate here. If your retirement income is low to start with, we might not save income by vital overseas, though conjunction will we go into debt. Or worry about where your subsequent dish will come from. Or either we can means your prescriptions for a month. (And we’re not advocating that we pierce abroad if we have critical health issues. Remember, Medicare does not request outward a U.S.)

But a indicate is, it’s formidable for a integrate like us (that’s not disposed to sacrifice) to spend some-more than $2,000 a month in places in Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and some-more … Our possess bill of about $1,500 a month allows us to put income divided for a stormy day and do fun things like travel.


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#1 — Living abroad is fun. There’s no improved reason to retire abroad than this. The continue is improved so we can suffer being outward each day (even in a rain). There’s a fiesta each other week. A inhabitant park or a tip beach or a internal artisan’s marketplace to explore… Hot springs to soak in… Entertainment costs are low. Eating out is affordable. We suffer spending time with friends over a café latte during a internal coffee emporium (just $2.25) or a potion of booze during a internal bar ($3). Yes, there are challenges, though even they’re engaging and, often, diverting challenges. Every day is an adventure. And it’s all a lot of fun.

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