Top Retirement Havens in the World

Top  Retirement Havens for 2013

Last week’s post kept us aghast about the shake-up  in the rankings for the top tourist destinations. This time, I am  sharing you another very interesting information that would interest senior citizens from anywhere in the world who are in the hunt for a truly enticing location to relax and retire as well as those who have no idea what to do after retirement but could be  lured into this  retirement havens  following the end of their long career.

Older_People_Laughing2Thinking of where to go but can’t decide? To give you an idea of where to go in retirement there’s a place waiting for you! To ever dream of twilighting in an ideal perfect place   deseves much consideration and  planning.  I guess we all just have to give saving a second thought. Start saving while you are young.The earlier you start saving the better.Money is time value. If you are making preps for retirement by saving, keep going. The financial expert will supply us with enough advice in this subject. I believe that we can all have a rewarding life later on. So where do you want to go?

Here we focus on the top 22 retirement destinations in the world released by International Living of Ireland, considering them across eight crucial categories : real estate, special retirement benefits, cost of living, ease of integration, entertainment and amenities, health care, retirement infrastructure and climate.

Quito,Ecuador
Ecuador.Considered as the World’s best haven for retirees.

Ecuador considered the world’s best haven tops the field with the highest rating on all 8 criterion accumulating a score of 91.9 points.”    Ecuador’s major cities have top notch hospitals, clinics and well-trained physicians,” the website said.”All residents are eligible to participate in the country’s Social Security health care system for incredibly low monthly premiums,” it added. Ecuador was followed by Panama (89 points), Malaysia, (87.6 points), Mexico (85.1 points), Costa Rica (84.4 points).

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Panama -2nd best retirement haven internationally.
Malaysia
Asia’s best haven and the 3rd best worldwide  based on the survey by International Living.

Panama with its pensioner visa and tropical rainforest placed second, while Malaysia, for its jungles and tropical climate and it’s famous street foods in the region comes out 3rd. Mexico, for its rich cultural traditions occupies 4th place and rounding out the top 5 is Costa Rica with testimonies of expats about its outstanding healthcare.

Here comes another interesting development for the Philippines.The country has been ranked 15th and has joined Malaysia and Thailand as the top 3 in the Asian region. All indications points to the positioning of the Philippines as not only a venue known for young tourists seeking for more fun but also for foreign retirees seeking refuge at old age. The ranking grew from only 19 countries in the previous list, which did not include the Philippines.

The Philippines joins Malaysia and Thailand as the top 3 destinations for retirees in Asia. Globally, the Philippines ranks 15th.The City of Makati, in the Philippines, is one of the 16 cities that make up Metro Manila, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Makati is the financial center of the Philippines. As the host of various embassies, it is also an important center for international affairs. Makati became the financial center of the Philippines during the 1960s. M.It scored lowest in the special benefits area, getting the lowest score in the list (57 points). Spain and Thailand got the same score.There is a need to
Globally, the Philippines ranks 15th best retirement haven.The City of Makati, in the Philippines,is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. It is the financial center of the Philippines and hosts  various embassies.

Pls take a look at the rankings from 6th to 22nd.

6.Uruguay 7. Colombia 8. Spain 9. Thailand 10. Malta 11. Portugal 12. Nicaragua 13. Ireland 14.France 15. Philippines.16.New Zealand 17.Italy 18. Brazil 19.Chile 20.Hondura 21. Belize 22. Dominican Republic.

Baguio City2
Baguio City is known to be one of the best places to retire in the Philippines.With an average elevation of 5,000 ft.,Baguio City in general – is much cooler and less humid than the rest of the Philippine Islands thereby providing a more familiar mild climate for retirees who know back home.

The Philippines got a score of 79.5 point in the Retirement Index, based on the eight categories crucial for retirees. The Philippines’ highest performance was in terms of cost of living (100 points). It ranked highest among the 22 countries in this criterion.It scored lowest in the special benefits area, getting the lowest score in the list (57 points). Spain and Thailand got the same score. To come up with a better retirement package, the Philippine

Tagaytay City provides many scenic views of its wonderful surroundings.The cool climate makes it ideal place to retire here Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake, viewable from several vantage points in the city.
Tagaytay City provides many scenic views of its wonderful surroundings.The cool climate makes it ideal place to retire here Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake, viewable from several vantage points in the city.

government is working on developing  retirement package that would include health care and retirement villages. The country is counting on the support of the private sector, particularly real estate developers, hospitals, and leisure area owners, plans to set up retirement villages in Baguio City, Tagaytay City, Subic, Clark, Cebu, Iloilo, Boracay, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro.Once this is in place, the this will result in the upsurge of retirees coming into the Philippines.

Misibis Bay is a private tropical hideaway built on a pristine stretch of beach along the southern tip of Cagraray island in Bacacay, Albay
Cagraray Island has pristine stretch of beach in Bacacay, Albay,Bicol.The Majestic Mayon Volcano looms from behind while Misibis Bay(pictured) is a private tropical resort hideaway

“Among the top retirement spots in the world this year, you’ll find great variety in the cultural offerings, climates and lifestyles.Each destination is desirable in its own way, but they all offer something increasingly hard to come by at home: A good quality of life for a reasonable price. It noted, however, that “no ‘formula’ can spit out the name of the place that’s just right for you.”Retirees should consider what’s most important to them, “maybe climate, maybe language, maybe cost, maybe distance from home.”-International Living

Note: My reference material in this blog comes from International Living of Ireland whch has a long record of 30 years in surveying the best places in the world to retire.

7 thoughts on “Top Retirement Havens in the World”

  1. Dear Manhuel ~ a likeable fellow…
    Pleased to meet you. Thank you for your efforts here on your site and blog ~ kudos to you as you’ve done a nice job! I am another of those ‘pending expats’ having made my decision to retire, part-time at first, to a yet undetermined location in your Philippines. I have networked the opportunity for the last couple years…and will visit this Fall…with reside-plans for January of 15. To say I am excited does not do it justice.

    Anyway… I appreciate your informative ways here and do intend to follow your blogs winds on a regular basis moving forward.

    Thx again Manhuel… Hope to read and learn more. Your new added Michigan Friend… Pleasant Regards, Brad

    btapersonal@gmail.com

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  2. Baguio has no beaches but it has cleaner air than Makati. Olongapo is still another good choice but I wonder it’s not mentioned here, But Makati has a good health care facilities compared to other places in PI. But Baguio is a lot cheaper but nightlife is sucks, Makati has more to offer at night ove all but very expensive to live. My choices are either Makati or Baguio and they are safer too.

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