Aug. 31, 2021

The Best Places To Retire or Live Abroad (and How To Decide)

Where should you live abroad and how can you best decide? Hear about 10 Top Places to Retire and strategies for choosing the best place to live for your budget, lifestyle, and goals.


Are you planning on moving abroad in the next few years? Enrollment is open for Kristin's new coaching program, Ready To Relocate! 🌎Send an email to info@orbisrelocation.com with the Subject Line: Ready To Relocate for more details. 

You can also apply for a Free Relocation Strategy Call here.

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Struggling to decide where to live overseas or where to go first? In episode 123 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin shares her strategy for how to choose the best place to live for your budget, lifestyle, and goals.

You'll also hear her take on the Top 10 Best Places in the World, along with her candid opinion and pros and cons of each one. You’ll learn about the world’s best locations for quality of life, cost of living, taxes, and more. 

Regardless of whether you’re retiring at age 65 or 35 (shoutout to all the F.I.R.E. folks), or if you just want to live abroad short-term, this episode will provide you with practical tips and tools for how to decide which city or country to relocate to.

Retirement looks different for everyone because each of us has unique needs and lifestyles. You don’t have to pick a location from this list. In fact, there’s a chance none of them could be your ideal destination, but by using these tips and insights, you’ll be able to figure out the retirement location(s) that could be best for you. 

“Life's too short to compromise on a destination.” - Kristin

 EPISODE 123 TOPICS & TIME STAMPS:

  • Introduction to choosing where to live abroad and shout-outs
  • How Kristin gathered this top 10 best retirement locations list and factors to consider when deciding where to live or retire abroad
  • Three steps to deciding where to live [6:15]
  • Ranking the most important factors in a destination [7:21]
  • Factors to consider when deciding where to retire: cost of living, quality of life, healthcare, climate, safety, etc. [8:26]
  • How to tell if a place appeals to you or not [14:53]
  • Challenges people face when retiring and moving abroad. [14:38]
  • Reactions to this topic and extra tips by Kristin’s YouTube subscribers [16:45]
  • Choosing multiple retirement locations vs. Living in one place. [17:49]
  • Renting vs buying property [18:30]
  • Recap of 3 steps to choosing a place to live (and what to do after that) [19:10]
  • Free relocation and living abroad budget. [20:29]
  • New group program and online course on how to relocate abroad: Kristin’s Ready To Relocate program [21:00]
  • Top 10 Best Places List [25:42]
  • Conclusion and where to get more info on the Ready To Relocate Program [40:50]

TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO RETIRE [25:42]:

  • #10 Best Place to Retire Early and Cheap [27:18]
  • #9 Best Place to Retire Under $1,500/Month [28:49]
  • #8 Best US City to Retire To [30:03]
  • #7 Best Place to Retire According to Briggs [31:31]
  • #6 Best Tax-Free Country [32:34]
  • #5 Where to Retire with $1 Million (Nomad Capitalist) [33:48]
  • #4 Best Place to Live Abroad (Expat Insider) [34:53]
  • #3 Best Country for Expats in 2021 [36:13]
  • #2 International Living’s Best Place in the World to Retire Abroad [37:03]
  • Runner up: Portugal [39:00]
  • #1 Kristin’s Choice on where to retire [39:28]

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

→ Get your FREE copy of the Moving Abroad & Digital Nomad Budget Template: https://bit.ly/2WvOCTC

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→ Open a Free Borderless Online Bank Account: http://bit.ly/transferwisebank

 

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Kristin Wilson

Host of Badass Digital Nomads and YouTube's Traveling with Kristin

Kristin Wilson is a long-term digital nomad and location-independent entrepreneur who has lived and worked across 60 countries in 20 years. Since founding a fully-remote, international relocation company in 2011, she has helped more than 1,000 people retire or live abroad in 35 countries. Today, she helps aspiring remote workers, digital nomads, and expats achieve their lifestyle goals through her YouTube channel (Traveling with Kristin) and podcast, Badass Digital Nomads.
 
Kristin is a Top Writer on Medium and Quora in the topics of business, travel, technology, life, productivity, digital nomads, and location independence. She has been featured on The Today Show, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, The New York Times, WSJ, Huffpost, HGTV’s House Hunters International, and more.