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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I'm contemplating retiring in Spain. From what I've read, one can live very inexpensively in Spain. Would it be reasonable to budget $US 25,000 to rent and live well in Valencia? Another key question, how likely would it be for me to meet a single woman my age (60) that would be interested in...
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    The weak Euro and affordable prices are enticing more British people to retire to the south of Spain and find their dream home near the coast. British expats favour Costa Blanca because of its climate, its expat population and the fact that there are plenty of flights back home, according to...
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    Retired expats living in Belize have spoken about why they have chosen to live in the English speaking Caribbean country which they say offers a comfortable lifestyle on a reasonable budget. They enjoy the beaches and the mountains and claim they can live on between US$2,000 and US$3,000 per...
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    In many countries there are groups of expats from all over the world who retire to find a dream home and place in the sun. Now, new research shows that the Algarve in Portugal is the ideal location. The region has more than 100,000 resident expat retirees who love its medieval towns, fishing...
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    Over six million British adults are planning to retire abroad and most of them want to move to Spain, which is the nation’s top foreign retirement destination. New research reveals that Spain is still the most popular place for Brits to retire, with 26% opting for the country. In second place...
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    The dream of moving abroad just got a whole lot more expensive with the latest annual price index showing that popular expat destinations such as France and Spain are becoming pricier. The annual Overseas Living Price index from the Overseas Guides Company shows that living in Europe is not as...
  7. Articles: Europe
    Higher taxes could encourage more British people to leave and seek a life as an expat abroad, according to one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. Changes to the higher rate tax threshold could tempt not just high flyers but middle of the road tax payers to look...
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    Financial problems in southern Europe appear to have forced a shift in perceptions of desirable places to retire for British people including looking at less obvious destinations. A third of people want to move abroad when they retire, but the popularity of Spain, France, Portugal and Greece...
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    Pensioners in France have a great lifestyle with pension provision that puts them on par with the rest of the population. France is the most generous country in the world with its retired citizens, although the country does face the need to increase its pension age like many other Western...
  10. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    im 50 year old aussie with a thai wife..lives in AUS also.we are thinking about retiring in thailand..buying a condo car etc...will live off interest in bank hopefully..maybe 20000 B a week...im uncertain of visa requirements..etc..if anyone has any tips..would be very grateful..its a big move...
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    A New Life in Thailand For three years running, Thailand has managed to keep its position as the top tourist destination in the world. Despite the tsunami, despite the Muslim insurgency in the southern provinces, Thailand is still the destination of millions of tourists drawn to its tropical...
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    To the rest of the world, South Africa is a kaleidoscope of images -- apartheid and black empowerment, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, blood diamonds and de Beers engagement rings, Christmas festivities at the beaches and safaris where visitors can view, but not shoot, the big five wild game. ...
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    It is spring in Spain. Freed from the iron rule of an aged dictator, the country is undergoing its own renaissance in all aspects of Spanish life, culture and art.  Although still burdened with such serious challenges as the separatist movement, Spain is vibrant and alive in the 21st millennium...
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    A New Life in the Philippines The Philippines is made up of more than seven thousand islands. The count actually varies, depending on whether it is high tide or low tide. A unique island is typhoon battered and ruggedly beautiful Batanes, where people live in low stone houses without any locks...
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    A New Life in Panama Panama welcomes  expatriate retirees with open arms.  It offers the Pensionado Program, a neat package of the best incentives for retirees in the whole wide world.  You don’t have to be sixty to qualify as you can be 19 years old and all you need to do is show that you...
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    A New Life South of the Border in Mexico The formal name is the United Mexican States and is popularly known as Mexico, now the fifth of the top ten destinations in the world for  “international retirees” to become Expats in Mexico . More than a hundred thousand North Americans, mostly from...
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    Think of art and you think of Italy. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Verdi, and Puccini, Italians all, are among the best known giants of painting, sculpture, and opera.  Living in cities like Rome, Venice and Milan takes you back centuries to more heroic ages. Even today, modern...
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    If you could retire in any country in the world, you would probably pick France. It would not be surprising.  France is one of the top five tourist destinations in the world, a magical place where history still breathes and lives, from ancient olive groves in rural Provencal to the Eiffel Tower...
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    Dubai is one of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates. Amongst the group, it is a rather an independent city state and is one of the most modern in the country. Oil and trade have transformed what was once a quiet and anonymous fishing village into the Pearl of the Middle...
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