Which Country Would You Want To Retire In

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If you were to get benefits from the USA for being retired and you could live in any countries, which country would that be.

For me, I would live in Greece
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I prefer the United States, and don't plan on retiring.

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If my spouse dies, I might end up at Mt Athos! In fact, both of us are on the same page about this. We will become monastics if the other dies.

Greece is a beautiful country.

I do love The United States though. Very diverse and beautiful.

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Mt Athos is so beautiful. I couldn't see it on my trip, but it is very humbling
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Mt. Athos is amazing, but if I would retire to another country it would be the Portuguese Azores, probably Pico or São Miguel. Perfect climate, jaw-dropping, rugged beauty, strongly Catholic, and very old-fashioned and decent. The strain of Catholicism there is very pastoral and far more 'mystic' than the more Scholastic interpretation, which is the most appealing side of the Church for me. The people are also very kind and simple. Plus Portuguese is a very beautiful language which I am in the process of learning.


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Me being the devil, I would retire to Rio de Janeiro which is my favourite place. :)
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Japan. They seem like good people. Whenever I have Asian neighbor's they mind their business and keep to thenselves, so I would not mind libing in an entire neighborhood of people like that.

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Very true. I do have Korean neighbors too and they mind their business as well. But I think it is a cultural thing where they don't talk to people not Asian. When ur neighbor is Asian along with you, it could be very different. It is a part of their culture
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Mexico were labor costs are so much less.  People desperate for financial income.

Still close to USA if we need to come home ---help Mr Wizard!----

Some parts of Mexico more or less dangerous for gringos, at least currently but of course that can change.

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The USA, It's home, comfortable, familiar, relatively safe, have ties/similarities to others in the nation, wide variety, laws mostly good, born here.

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Germany!
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Hawaii's nice
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Reno 

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If I were to choose 'another country,
. . . Maybe Canada,
Near the USA,
They 'mostly speech English I think,
North islands might be interesting.

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The cheapest place to retire is the Czech Republic.
  ( I'm just trying to remove Masturbate as  topic)
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I 'have often thought about how one could retire 'comfortably, as early as possible.
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As one gets older one becomes more aware cooler temperatures.

Wales is never particularly warm.

I could afford to retire to Spain or Portugal.

But I'm too set in my ways.


 My advice is:

Find your perfect niche whilst you're still young.

Factoring in the necessities for a comfortable retirement.

Sunshine and warmth will be key factors.
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In Brazil, beachfront condos are available from US$50,000 with properties further inland even cheaper. 
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If one is purely an indoor person, cooler temperature isn't so bad I'd suppose,
But I like the outdoors  a fair bit myself.

Could be interesting to move to a place near a mountain I'd think,
Travel up, gets cold,
Travel down, gets warm.

Not sure about my future,
Maybe home of residence 'always be the Oregon coast,
Maybe try traveling some,
Maybe try eastern Oregon,
Maybe consider cheapest location in the USA,
Though other countries 'do sound nice, I very much like the idea of 'home.

Is it 'safe though?

Some cheap places are safe,
But I'd suppose that a number of places are cheap because people don't like 'living there so much, at certain points in time.

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I would suggest that home is where one needs to be warm, especially as one ages.

And here in the UK, heating costs have risen significantly over the past few years.

In my job I visit elderly people, and it is now all too apparent that very few can afford to heat their properties during the daytime. 

They rely on dressing in outdoor clothing to stay warm, or even staying in bed when things get really cold.


Mountains are great, but just consider how much time you spend up and down mountains, compared to how much time you spend at home.

And do you think that you will spend more time up and down mountains when you retire?
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There 'is comfort and necessity in warm living.

Be healthy to go up and down mountains I'd think,
Though some people say going downhill can be hard on their knees, so I'm unsure,
Hm, maybe a nice mountain with 'easy slopes.