Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 04, 2011
Seniors considering retirement in sunnier climes abroad can now determine exactly how much their new life will cost in seven of the most popular Central and South American destinations—before they set foot on a plane. International Living has just released a series of detailed budgets which give a break-down of all the major outgoings on a monthly basis in some of the world’s favorite overseas retirement hotspots.
Detailed budgets have been compiled based on the outgoings of expats living in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize, Panama, Ecuador and Roatan in Honduras.
They include information on things like rent, utilities, entertainment, health care and groceries, as well as tips and pointers on how to make retirees’ money stretch further.
“Most of us think about living the good life abroad but things rarely develop beyond a daydream,” said International Living magazine editor Eoin Bassett. “Resources like this can help equip readers with the information they need to bring those dreams to reality.”
The figures were put together by International Living contributors on the ground in each of the seven retirement hotspots. One budget for an expat living in Ecuador came in at around $600 per month per individual retiree.
As well as giving raw numbers based on what life as an expat costs in each of the seven destinations, the article also gives a breakdown of some of the main advantages of living in each country.
It gives on-the-ground information about Panama City’s first-world amenities, the ease of settling into English-speaking Belize and the advantages of becoming part of Costa Rica’s strong expat community.
“This 4,000-plus word article is a massively useful tool for anyone considering retirement overseas,” added Eoin. “But it’s really just one among many must-read resources we provide on everything from budgeting for a life abroad and buying a beachside bargain property, to getting the best deal on dental treatment or setting up a small business.”
He continued, “Anyone considering moving overseas, even those who are still at the day-dreaming phase, really need to back up their ideas with solid information. International Living is the best way to do that.”
Editor’s Note - Read the entire article here: “Seven Easy, Affordable Retirement Spots”
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