Dream of retiring abroad but afraid it'll be too complicated and costly? Never fear; the folks at InternationalLiving.com have compiled a list of the top five overseas retirement destinations "where expats can most quickly and easily integrate into the community, ... connect with existing expat networks, ... and feel safe, secure and at home," according to editors at the retirement and relocation website.
"A satisfying quality of life for retirees abroad often hinges on their ability to fit in, to learn the ropes and to mix well with the locals in their adopted communities," said Dan Prescher, senior editor. "Language, culture and community support from locals and other expats can have a dramatic effect on how happy and comfortable retirees feel in their new homes." These data on "ease of integration" for American retirees in particular destinations were culled from InternationalLiving.com's Global Retirement Index 2017 report. CNBC.com shares these top five retirement spots — from Europe to the Caribbean to Southeast Asia — on the following slides.
— By CNBC.com's Kenneth Kiesnoski
Posted 1 March 2017