Best Places for Retirement in 2017


A report by International living has highlighted the best places for retirement on 2017. They all have been decided by keeping in mind the cost of living and various other factors. Though the list comprises on 24 amazing places, here is the list of the top 10 destinations that would make the golden years more glorious and comfortable.


List of Best Places for Retirement in 2017

The list of best places for retirement in 2017 was created by International Living, an organization which has been doing it for more than 25 years. It has changed its parameters constantly and added new categories as well as considerations. It has also gathered new data by asking better and more questions from a better number of expats. Some countries were also added to the list when they had the limelight like Malaysia was added in 2000 while Colombia was added in 2007.

This year too, all the best places for retirement in 2017 were decided after putting them under the microscope and examining them. The locations are ranked by highlighting the destinations where the value of a dollar goes further, where one can get the best bang for the buck in terms of real estate, quality of life and cost of living. The quality of infrastructure and healthcare were also analyzed. The English proficiency of the local people, the size of expat communities that exist and the level of a healthy lifestyle were also judged.

A Worthy Winner

Mexico has topped the list of best places for retirement in 2017 as it has been constant. For the last 14 years, it has constantly ranked in the top 10 retirement destinations available on the planet. It has taken the top spot fifth time in the Annual Global Retirement Index.

Other Winners

Standing at number two is Panama which is followed by Ecuador at number 3. The fourth position is bagged by Costa Rica which is followed by Colombia, Malaysia, and Spain. Nicaragua, Portugal, and Malta have the 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively.


It can be seen that there are multiple best places for retirement in 2017 that are all affordable and enjoyable at the same time. A person should choose a destination on the basis of his or her own needs, preferences and the budget. Also, this decision should never be rushed as a person’s future life depends on it.

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