How our guides for retirees are born

For a few years now, we have been using our ever-expanding network of ambassadors around the world to provide us with the information and field recommendations we need to put together our destination index. When we started our journey we had focused on Thailnadia, Sardinia, Mexico and Brazil (Nadal). This year we talked to more people than ever and gathered enormous amounts of information to decide the best retirement destinations, but we had to suspend Mexico and Brazil for the time being because some of the safety conditions were not guaranteed.

Cost of living

Cost of living is the amount of money needed to cover basic expenses like housing, food, taxes, and health care in a specific place and time frame. Cost of living is often used to compare how expensive it is to live in one city versus another. The cost of living is linked to wages. If expenses are higher in a city, like New York, for example, wage levels need to be higher so that people can afford to live in that city.

Retire in North East Sardinia

Sardinia in Italy is one of the favorite seaside destinations of Europeans. It offers first world, western European standards of living, so there is no question of having to “give up” anything while living here. In fact, you will earn a lot. Outside of the tourist areas, you may need to know a little Italian to get by, but there are many beach areas with English-speaking expat communities.

Vivere in Thailandia

Qui si sta formando una grande comunità italiana (10.000 italiani di cui quasi 500 pensionati, dati pre COVI-19) che sceglie di vivere soprattutto sulle splendide isole (Phuket è la preferita) dove il clima è soleggiato e la popolazione thai molto gentile ed accogliente, ma anche Pattaya ha il suo appeal sopratutto perchè in questa località gli affitti sono leggermente più bassi. Qui un affitto mensile costa mediamente 350 euro, un pasto 2,5 euro, le bollette 15 euro al mese e ci sono importanti opportunità per l’acquisto delle case e sulle cure mediche.

A paradise where to buy a house

Phuket, known as “the pearl of the Andaman” or “the pearl of the south”, is the largest island in Thailand and is located near the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. Its natural resources, among which the tropical forests and the famous beaches undoubtedly stand out, make it the richest, most popular and tourist of the islands of southern Thailand.