Retirement in an exotic locale isn’t only for the wealthy. There are plenty of places in the world that offer beautiful views, blue waters, and affordable living. If you have ever dreamt of retiring in a scenic and quaint part of the world, check out this list of a few of the top places to retire affordably.
Cusco, Peru is one of the most historic cities in the world. It was once home to the Incan Empire and it is now a bustling, scenic city waiting to be explored. With beautiful views, fresh seafood and produce, you can eat by the sea for pennies on the dollar. The average cost of living in Cusco is around $800-$1,200 per month for a couple. Peru also offers retirement visas that are easily attained by international residents.
One of the most beautiful things about Mazatlán, Mexico is the winter weather. If you’re a retiree looking to snowbird, it doesn’t get much better than this. Temperatures in this resort-like town from November-March average around 70 degrees. Moving is also much easier and more affordable than an overseas move since you can drive over the border. A couple can live in Mazatlán for around $1,000-$1,400 per month.
Cuenca, Ecuador is one of the most beautiful and affordable places to retire. Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar and although it is still developing, Cuenca has drinkable water, internet service and many reliable and modern conveniences. A couple could easily retire here for under $1,000. Because of its walkability, you can also ditch your car and the expenses that go with it.
Nestled in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea is the beautiful, three-island nation of Malta. Malta is a member of the EU and English is primarily spoken. With breathtaking cliffs, miles of grapes and olives, this beautiful island country has a booming food and wine scene. The year-round great weather is another added bonus. A couple can live in Malta for less than $2,000 a month making it one of the most affordable places in the Mediterranean.
When you picture the village from Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast”, you may as well be looking at a picture of Occitanie, France. With 200 of its 1,900 inhabitants working as wine-makers, this quaint village is known for its wine. Occitanie is the definition of a quaint French country village. It’s only a 3-hour train ride from Paris and Spain is even closer. A wine-loving couple could live in Occitanie, France for around $1,800-$2,200 per month.