When you think retirement, you may dream about laying on the East Coast sand recollecting the once frowns that the sunrise easily out shines. Maybe the smell of morning dew and the call of nature is a more of a serene sound for you. No matter what ices your lemonade, you want to exhale nothing but "Ahhhhhhhhhs". Today's retiree is not just thinking about the same path of retirement communities and lavish nursing homes, going abroad seems to be the new fancy.
Coming in third is our southern neighbor, Mexico. If you've ever taken a trip across the border, you may have noticed Mexico's extremely low prices for virtually everything. You can easily see cost slashed in half for restaurants, produce and even water. Rent can be as low as $300 per month for a one-bedroom apartment in great areas. Rainfall is a usual event from May to October, so you can enjoy the sun for most of the year. Offering from Tropic to Desert climates, Mexico can always have a warm place in your heart.
There are many places around the world you can call home with a great cost of living and welcoming locals you. It's all about what fits your fancy and less about what fits in your wallet. Extend your boundaries. As a matter of fact, extend your borders. Go abroad.