Lots is being written here in the U.S. about inexpensive retirement locations in foreign countries. Sometimes it is more interesting to read the commentary of those outside the U.S. about retiring in other countries, including the U.S. The London Daily Telegraph has done just that.
Ten locations are features that, according to the Telegraph writers, offer “a mixture of good value for money and an attractive lifestyle.” One location is in the U.S.: Florida. I have to agree with the author who wrote this:
You would not wish retirement in some parts of Florida on your worst enemy, but it is an enormous state, with some classy enclaves, particularly on the Gulf of Mexico. Weather-wise, the Sunshine State is as good as its word. And, while the cost of medical care in the US is higher than in Britain, it is more than offset by the lower cost of living.
The other “winners” were southwest France, Le Marche Italy, Australia, Thailand, Antigua, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Ecuador, and Morocco.
Note that Mexico was not on the Telegraph’s list. That’s probably because gun shy Europeans want nothing to do with a country immersed in drug gang wars.
The mention of Ecuador as a place to retire inexpensively was interesting. That’s a place I need to visit at some point.
I recommend that you read the article, including the comments here: Top places to retire overseas.
Then head over to Wallet Pop where they’ve added some commentary and info about costs to travel to these potential retirement locations.