Interdean Explores the Shift in Expat Retirement Choices

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The international removal specialists at Interdean have looked into research revealing a change in the most popular retirement destinations abroad.

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Australia and Canada were the most popular choices, whilst Turkey and Portugal were considered more viable options.

The article, British retirees looking at different retirement locations overseas, published 7th Novermber in Expat Forum that financial problems in Southern Spain have led prospective retirees to move away from the idea of locations in Spain, France, Portugal and Greece. A recent study, conducted by Crystal Investment and Real Estate surveyed more than 1,500 Brits over the age of 40, researching retirement prospects in 20 countries to identify the top places to retire overseas. If visas were not an issue, the US, Australia and Canada were the most popular choices, whilst Turkey and Portugal were considered more viable options, particularly the latter where living costs are lower than other parts of Western Europe.

The study also revealed that more than a third of people (35%) wish to move abroad when they retire, with climate, cost of living, living standards and taxation amongst the most important deciding factors.

Completing overseas moves for thousands of retirees every year, Interdean offer international shipping solutions, storage, packing and visa assistance amongst other services. Keeping track of trends within their own customer base, the team were particularly interested to learn about the habits of a wider spectrum of retirees. A representative from the firm reflects on possible causes behind the changing preferences of those planning to leave the country.

“Cheaper and more convenient air travel appears to be encouraging people to consider more far flung destinations. Despite this, it appears to be the same principles that people are holding as priority when choosing their location. We’re looking forward to seeing how this changes over the course of the next year.”

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