2020 Overseas Retirement Index
Live and Invest Overseas has named the world’s top retirement havens. In our Annual Overseas Retirement Index, we identify and score the 14 best places on earth to think about spending your retirement.
Where’s the world’s best place to retire?
There’s no way to answer that question, so we don’t try. Instead, in this survey, we grade each of what we have identified as the world’s 14 best places to think about enjoying this phase of life in each of 15 categories. Together, these 15 categories represent the most important criteria that a would-be retiree should consider when shopping the globe for the best place to hang his hat.SKU: RPT-INDEX-2020
44 Things You Must Know Before You Relocate, Retire, Or Invest Offshore
The nuts-and-bolts support you need to live, retire, and invest overseas with confidence.
Before you take off for your new life in Paradise overseas, let us show you…
- The secret to cheap international health insurance…
- Your best options for shipping your personal belongings overseas…even how to ship your cat…
- The fast track to permanent residency in the world’s 6 top retirement havens…
- The many benefits of second citizenship…and how to obtain it legally…
- 6 things you must know before you open a foreign corporation…
- How to reduce your tax burden by 80% or more overseas…even how to live tax-free…
- How to meet people in your new country…even before you move…
- The easiest way to keep in touch with friends and family back home..
52 Days To Your New Life Overseas
Our new “52 Days To Your New Life Overseas” course will get you ready to launch your new life overseas in as few as 52 days. I’ll take you by the hand on Day 1, and we’ll lead you through to Day 52, when you’ll be standing on the doorstep of an adventure you right now can only imagine.SKU: COURSE-52-DAYS
Get Started, Offshore and Investing
6 Drop-Dead Simple Foreign Bank Account Destinations
6 Drop-Dead Simple Foreign Bank Account Destinations. Opening a bank account offshore is one of the first things you’ll want to do. In this report you’ll discover the 6 countries that are the simplest to open a bank account in. Even better, these 6 countries hold some advantage over other jurisdictions in the world.SKU: RPT-BNK-DEST
Get Started, Offshore and Investing
6 Strategies For Bulletproofing Your Financial Future Report
6 Strategies For Bulletproofing Your Financial Future. This report could be sold separately for as much—or more—as I am charging for Simon Letter. You’ll learn exactly what you should do to ensure your financial future is solid—no matter what happens in the United States.SKU: RPT-BULLET-FINAN
Italy, Overseas Haven Reports
Abruzzo, Italy | Overseas Haven Report
In our Overseas Haven Report for Abruzzo, Italy we uncover the hidden-gem that will let you step back in time. No over-crowding, no heavy industry, just the best of Italian country life.
Life in Abruzzo hasn’t changed much over the centuries, and coming to Abruzzo is like wandering into a gentler, kinder yesterday…a yesterday with little or no crime and neighbors who watch out for each other.SKU: OHR-ABRUZZO-ITALY
Portugal, Overseas Haven Reports
Algarve, Portugal | Overseas Haven Report
Located at Europe’s westernmost tip and boasting 100 miles of Atlantic coastline, Algarve could be Europe’s most famous secret. This region boasts Europe’s best beaches, Europe’s best golf courses, some of Europe’s friendliest folk, and Western Europe’s lowest cost of living. It’s also Europe’s newest tax haven.
Algarve has been Live and Invest Overseas’ the World’s #1 Retirement Haven for several years running now… That’s a distinction we don’t bestow lightly or easily, but our editorial team has a lot of experience at this… We’ve been rating and ranking the world’s best places to spend time in retirement for 30 years now—we can tell you from firsthand experience, the Algarve really nails it.
A safe region, with very little crime and a laid-back lifestyle for expats, this destination caters equally to families and retirees with its culture, cuisine, Blue Flag beaches, historical cities, and so much more. And the Algarve is also a world-recognized golf destination… at last count there were 42 courses in less than 100 square miles.
Thanks to its 3,300 hours of sunshine per year, more sunny days than almost anywhere else in Europe, the Algarve has a longstanding reputation as a top summer destination among European sun-seekers and a top winter retreat for those looking to escape Northern Europe’s coldest months. Plus, Portugal has the lowest cost of living in Western Europe, on average 30% lower than other countries.Bottom line, the Algarve offers an opportunity to savor the best of an old-school, Old World lifestyle at a very affordable cost. Here you can enjoy the best the Continent has to offer, from medieval towns and fishing villages to open-air markets, local wine. This is a land of cobblestoned streets and whitewashed houses with lace-patterned chimneys surrounded by fig, olive, almond, and carob trees.
Here on Portugal’s Algarve, the seafood is fresh, the people are pleasant, the service is friendly, and the wine is affordable on every menu.
Beyond Europe, the Algarve is largely ignored as a retirement haven. If you’re looking for a Continental lifestyle and don’t have the budget for France, Italy, or Spain, Algarve could be your answer.SKU: OHR-ALGARVE-PORTUGAL
Belize, Overseas Haven Reports
Ambergris Caye, Belize | Overseas Haven Report
Belize has much to offer beyond its rain forest interior, including one of the world’s best choices for a new life by the sea, la isla bonita Ambergris Caye.
This small haven in the Caribbean, is surrounded by vibrantly turquoise waters and skirted on its eastern side by the longest barrier and reef in the Western Hemisphere.
Living on Ambergris, you’d wake up to the gentle lapping of waves onto pristine white-sand beaches just outside your window and the faint crash of the ocean in the distance, breaking against the second longest coral reef in the world…
Ambergris Caye’s San Pedro Town is now also a bustling tourist destination with world-class restaurants, great night life, a broad variety of activities and pastimes.
Belize is English-speaking, uses the common law system, has a stable government, and is part of the British Commonwealth and of Caricom (Caribbean Community).
Ambergris is not only one of the best places to think about spending time, but also, right now, a top investment option. This is a closing window to take a position in advance of all this big-deal infrastructure… which will lead to more tourists, more residents, and higher property values.
Ambergris… a true meeting place of cultures. She stands somewhat apart from the mainland in her self-expression and lifestyle, and embodies one of those cultures that truly has it all.
On this small island, the passion and vitality of Latin American culture and music can be experienced alongside most of the comforts and business facilities of the Western world, melded all the while with the laid-back and welcoming vibe of the Caribbean.SKU: OHR-AMBERGRIS-CAYE-BELIZE
Guatemala, Overseas Haven Reports
Antigua, Guatemala | Overseas Haven Report
This Overseas Haven Report features Antigua, Guatemala, the overlooked colonial city in the heart of Central America with plenty to offer the would-be foreign retiree. A few of the city’s main draws include various cost lifestyle options, tax advantages, little to no humidity, entertainment, and even affordable real estate.
Antigua combines a moderate cost of living, moderate climate, good food, old-world charm, friendly people, lots of culture, and engaging activities to create a vibrant and welcoming community for expats seeking solace and tranquility from the lunacy of the modern world.SKU: OHR-ANTIGUA-GUATEMALA
Indonesia, Overseas Haven Reports
Bali, Indonesia | Overseas Haven Report
In this Overseas Haven Report, we feature Bali, Indonesia.
A few of the draws to the island of Bali include; beautiful beaches, low cost of living, tropical climate, and opportunity for Indiana Jones-style escapades.SKU: OHR-BALI-INDONESIA
Overseas Haven Reports, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand | Overseas Haven Report
In this Overseas Haven Report we feature Bangkok, Thailand, a favorite among everyone from young to old, singles and families, and those living on a budget or looking to live like royalty.
This is a city where you can find it all. It is a pleasant mix of culture and entertainment, and a perfect spot to hang your hat.SKU: OHR-BANGKOK-THAILAND
Barbados, Overseas Haven Reports
Barbados | Overseas Haven Report
Our Overseas Haven Report for Barbados covers everything this Caribbean island has to offer.
Barbados is quickly coming to the fore as a superb retirement and overseas living destination. It is a stable democracy replete with high-quality, low-cost health care, top-notch food, reasonably priced real estate, and a friendly, welcoming population.SKU: OHR-BARBADOS
Overseas Haven Reports, Spain
Barcelona, Spain | Overseas Haven Report
In this Overseas Haven Report we feature Barcelona, Spain, one of Europe’s most appealing lifestyle options right now.
Barcelona is the economic, cultural, and administrative capital of Catalonia, located in northeast SpainSKU: OHR-BARCELONA-SPAIN
Overseas Haven Reports, Panama
Bocas del Toro, Panama | Overseas Haven Report
Bocas del Toro is a tourist town. In fact, it is often regarded as Panama’s top tourist destination—and for good reason, too. Bocas del Toro Province is one of the most pristine areas on Panama’s Caribbean coast, and tourists have started to take note of its dense rain forests, clear and clean turquoise water, and white-sand beaches.
Bocas del Toro is a province in Panama consisting of a small portion of the mainland as well as an archipelago of nine islands. It borders the Caribbean Sea to the north, Chiriquí to the south, Costa Rica to the west, and the indigenous Ngöbe-Bugle comarca to the east.
Minutes after stepping off the water taxi that takes you to Bocas Town, on the Bocas del Toro archipelago’s Isla Colón, tour guides are waiting to pounce with their offers of island hopping, scuba diving, surf lessons, ziplining, and more. Hostels, hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants, cafés, and bars surround the main seafront strip where the water taxis unload the wide-eyed visitors.
But Bocas is so much more than just tourists… The 19,000 or so residents in town consist of surfers, fishers, and entrepreneurs, including local indigenous people, Panamanians, and foreigners. Like much of Panama, Bocas is a multicultural mix.
Bocas town has a distinctly Caribbean flair (not surprisingly, given that it’s located on the Caribbean coast). Rastafarian culture is present in the music, shops, and restaurants, and Bob Marley blasts from bar speakers and adorns tourist T-shirts. Don’t be confused though. This isn’t Jamaica; Bocas Town just feels like Jamaica.SKU: OHR-BOCAS-DEL-TORO
Overseas Haven Reports
Bogotá is one of those cities that isn’t going to click with everyone.
This is a place for people who want the hustle and bustle of a major city with amazing dining options, culture, and something always going on.
You can enjoy the comfortable climate of San Francisco combined with the city lifestyle of New York, but at a fraction of the cost.
Some streets are gritty with vibrant graffiti while others are tree-lined
and polished. Dramatic green mountains line the northern part of the city.
Neighborhoods, like Chapinero, have a Brooklyn vibe where creativity booms
and buildings hide secret hipster cafés, art galleries, and cocktail bars that
you wouldn’t know about unless a local filled you in.
While Bogotá is one of the most expensive cities in Colombia, its culture
and food scenes can’t be beat. This is a destination for people looking to
experience a booming gastronomic scene, live theater, art, fashion, and film
The largest city in Colombia is definitely one of its best-kept secrets.SKU: OHR-BOGOTA-COLOMBIA
Overseas Haven Reports
Bologna, Italy | Overseas Haven Report
Italy is world-famous for its fantastic cuisine, and Bologna is its culinary capital. Food preparation and the simple act of eating are revered practices, taken very seriously here, which speaks to the overall quality of life. It’s one of the highest in Italy.
Bologna’s other claims to fame are its terracotta-hued skyline (giving it the nickname of “La Rossa” or “The Red”) and its historic center—one of the biggest and best-preserved in the country.
This city has all the charm and vibrancy of Rome and Florence and yet, somehow, none of the tourists… All this combines to create an exceptional lifestyle opportunity for the Italy-minded overseas retiree. Learn more about Bologna in this Overseas Haven Report.SKU: OHR-BOLOGNA-ITALY
Colombia, Overseas Haven Reports
Bucaramanga, Colombia | Overseas Haven Report
In This Overseas Haven Report, we give you an insider’s look at Bucaramanga, Colombia, an overseas haven that scores high on all criteria (affordable healthcare, first-world infrastructure, high-speed Internet, and a seemingly unlimited amount of cultural amenities). It’s a fascinating, little-known city, hidden away in Colombia’s interior.SKU: OHR-BUCARAMANGA-COLOMBIA
Overseas Haven Reports
Budapest, Hungary | Overseas Haven Report
Budapest has had many names over the years: The Heart of Europe… The Pearl of the Danube… The Capital of Spas and Thermal Baths… Monikers aside, it holds a special place in the hearts of those that know it.
It’s a historical marvel, with iconic buildings and landmarks spanning several centuries scattered around the city. On either side of the Danube River that splits the city in two are Buda and Pest: Buda is aristocratic with its mansions and rolling hills; Pest is the working person’s side, where most of the day-to-day action takes place.
Both contribute to what is arguably one of the most eclectic, loveliest capitals on the Continent. The best part is that you can take it all its charm on foot in this supremely walkable city. Learn more about what’s on offer in Budapest in this Overseas Haven Report.SKU: OHR-BUDAPEST-HUNGARY
Argentina, Overseas Haven Reports
Buenos Aires, Argentina | Overseas Haven Report
Wherever you are in the city, what is certain is that something is happening. Buenos Aires deserves a nickname like “the city that never sleeps,” as it is alive with activity at all hours of the day, every day. Those looking for a culturally rich city will feel inspired and fulfilled in Buenos Aires. While it is lively and abuzz with activity, the Buenos Aires lifestyle also encourages people to slow down and smell the roses. Flexibility, resilience, and openness are key to making any big move abroad, especially to Buenos Aires.SKU: OHR-BUENOS-AIRES-ARGENTINA