In the U.S. today, the discussion about retirement orbits around how much less of it we're all going to have. As the cost of everything from health care to food swells, incomes, pensions and nest eggs erode, leaving baby boomers fewer and fewer options for retirement in this country.
But if you look at the right places beyond our borders today, you'll find you have more good choices than ever for a comfortable--even pampered -- retirement. In any one of our top 19 havens for 2012, a lifestyle well beyond your reach in the United States could be yours for pennies on the dollar.
In this, our annual Global Retirement Index, we bring you the top choices available on the planet today. From beachfront hideaways to arts-rich colonial cities, from cosmopolitan capitals to small highland villages, there's an overseas haven to fit your fantasy -- and your budget.
We measure only the very best havens against one another. So the country last on our list is still the 19th best in the world.
The top 19 (in order) are, for varying reasons,
Ecuador, Panama, Mexico, Malaysia
Colombia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Spain,
Thailand, Honduras, Uruguay, Italy
Brazil, Ireland, France, Costa Rica,
Belize, Chile and the Dominican Republic.
(Read more to find our what makes them special .... by International Living)
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