Getting to retirement age is exciting for many people — it means you can finally put that 9-5 job behind you and relax. Some people choose to spend more time with their families when they retire, while others opt to travel the world.
If you are looking to retire and move somewhere amazing, look no further. Here is a list of the five best places around the world to retire in.
The first place is Barbados, which is an island in the far eastern Caribbean. The temperatures are moderate year-round, around 70 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Barbados is known for being a paradise destination. It has a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of activities to enjoy, such as golf, sailing, swimming, horseback riding, kayaking, and tennis. It is also known for having a vibrant nightlife and the most welcoming people. With many different areas to find a living space in, you can choose luxury living or something with a more modest price.
Next on our list is Slovenia in eastern Europe. The general cost of living here is low, but the views, entertainment, and culture are amazing. It has also been called one of the safest, healthiest and greenest countries in Europe and scores high on the Natixis Global Retirement Report for overall happiness.
Next up is Portugal, especially the city of Lisbon. Lisbon has one of the lowest crime rates in the country and also has a high quality of life rating. It has consistently beautiful weather and is also one of the cheaper places to live in northern Europe.
While the weather here is not always ideal, the beautiful scenery can make up for any cloudy and rainy weather. Ireland makes the list also because it can be relatively easy to retire and move there. If you have one Irish grandparent in your family tree you are eligible for citizenship, which makes it easier to live and work there if you desire.
5. Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is known for its all-inclusive vacations, but it is also a great retirement destination. The weather and beaches are beautiful year-round and the cost of living is considered a great deal.
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