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Top Countries For American Retirees To Move To In Retirement, 2020

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Portugal has been named the top country for American retirees to move to in retirement in 2020, according to International Living’s Global Retirement Index. No 2 is Panama and No 3 is Costa Rica. Mexico and Colombia were fourth and fifth.

The rest of the top 10 were Ecuador, Malaysia, Spain, France, Vietnam. The ranking takes several factors into consideration, including housing; benefits and discounts for seniors; visas and residence; the cost of living; assimilation and entertainment; quality and accessibility of healthcare; development; climate; government stability; and opportunity for semi-retirement.

But don’t think this list is limited to retirees: It’s also for people who want to move to a place where the cost of living is much cheaper than in the United States – so cheap, in fact, that you might not have to work.

Here is the world’s best retirement destination for Americans in 2020, according to ex-pats who have already made the move.

The World’s Best Retirement Destinations For Americans In 2020

RankCountryVisa/ResidenceClimateHealthcareCost Of LivingTotal Score
1Portugal7588988586
2Panama9580948985.8
3Costa Rica8880968285.3
4Mexico8686888683.8
5Colombia8887948883.4
6Ecuador8887849082
7Malaysia9362938581.9
8Spain7072978176.8
9France6882856676.4
10Vietnam6860849276
11Malta7663796875.7
12Cambodia8057809375.6
13Peru8587829174
14Ireland6358827173.9
15Bali5762728670.3
16Italy5758848667.9
17Thailand5758808767.8
18Belize8758638067.4
19Uruguay5858667665.7
20Roatan7558657865.7
21Dominican Republic5757577765.3
22Croatia5757807064.5
23Nicaragua7061728863.2
24Bolivia5767579262.8

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Ryan Miller
Senior associate editor at ​the CEOWORLD magazine. Raised in Boston with a Brooklyn accent.
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