Crete among the world’s best places to retire in 2016
Today, retiring abroad is about launching a new life in a new country, starting over someplace sunny and exotic with white-sand beaches or Old World culture. But there is no one way to determine the best place to retire for every person. And with a seemingly endless amount of choices, how will you ever find the right one for you.
That is where the Live and Invest Overseas Annual Retire Overseas Index comes in.
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The 2016 Index is the most comprehensive country-by-country comparison ever produced.
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Life and Investment Overseas is geared mainly to English speakers, and has recently published its top 10 list of overseas places to retire.
They factored 12 categories such as climate, cost of living, language, entertainment and fun, healthcare, infrastructure, security, and taxes.
The Greek island of Crete ranked 8th on the list, partly because Cretans are known to live to 100 years old thanks to the healthy Mediterranean diet. Furthermore, the ongoing financial crisis made Crete extremely affordable for those with a source of income outside of Greece.
The full top-10 list includes:
1: Algarve, Portugal
2: Valletta, Malta
3: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
4: Cayo, Belize
5: Ljubljana, Slovenia
6: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
7: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
8: Crete, Greece
9: Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
10: Ambergris Caye, Belize