Retiring or Living Abroad: My Dream
So, I have to say I am definitely the most adventurous in our family. We were having dinner with my in-laws last night to celebrate my husband’s 23rd birthday, and I mentioned an opportunity to teach kindergarten English in Japan for a couple of years. Although I do not want to be a teacher, I did express my excitement about working in a new, different country. My sister-in-law (future teacher) completely shut down the idea. My husband is on the edge. He loves his American lifestyle and is quite stuck to his habits. When I mention living abroad, he says maybe if it’s Australia. It’s going to take some convincing to make him move in the future, but I will succeed! My parents despite moving from one country to another, do not want to make such a move again in their lives.
My dream has always been to live abroad. I want to experience new cultures, and love seeing House Hunters International. I would love to move every five years or so to a different country. But I definitely want to retire/settle down somewhere tropical like New Zealand or Australia or Costa Rica!!! I don’t know what the future holds, but I definitely hope it’s somewhere else on this earth.
If you want to retire abroad, there’s ten places in the world that provide beautiful scenery, cheaper cost of living, lower tax burdens, and good healthcare.
- Southwest France
- Costa Rica (No taxes on foreign retirement income)
- Mexico (Campeche)
I, also, saw New Zealand in another list. Honestly, I can’t wait until retirement to live abroad. I mean by that time I retire, I’ll be too old to enjoy water sports or look good in a swim suit. So, I have to make sure we bust our ass and get abroad at some point in our careers.
Do you want to retire or live abroad?