The Central American country Costa Rica jumped from No. 4 in 2017 to No. 1 in 2018’s Global Retirement Index by International Living, an organisation that helps people look for retirement and relocation opportunities.
Mexico came in number two in the world in the website’s 2017 rankings and South Florida also loaded the rest of the top 10 — Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Key West, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Bradenton.
Asian countries that made the list were Malaysia (No. 5), Thailand (No. 14), Cambodia (No. 16), Philippines (No. 21), Vietnam (No. 23) and Bali in Indonesia (No. 24).
The index ranks the top 24 retirement havens worldwide, based on 12 variables such as Buying & Investing, Benefits & Discounts, Climate, Cost of Living, Development, Entertainment & Amenities, Fitting-In, Governance, Health Care, Healthy Lifestyle, Visas & Residence, and Renting.
Here are the 24 best destinations for American retirees in 2018:
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Rep
- Indonesia (Bali)