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Why You Should Consider Retiring Abroad

Posted by Melissa Morr on Aug 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM


After spending the majority of your adult life working retirement is often seen as the grand opportunity to spend your time exploring aspects of life that work preoccupied you from exploring. Perhaps it has been a lifelong dream of yours to move abroad and live your life as an expatriate, or perhaps this is a new dream you have. Regardless, you’re going to need some navigation before taking off.

Why retire abroad?

There are plenty of reasons why folks decide that retiring abroad is the right decision for them. However, in the case you might need a little nudging, or perhaps solidarity in your decision, here are some main draws for people who choose a expat life post retirement.

Getting more for your money


Retirement is a good time for a lot of people to take inventory of their life and make the ultimate decision to downsize. Pairing down on things and unnecessary expenses can give you an clarity of mind and relocation can allow an individual to take ample time to reexam their priorities. When retiring abroad where you decide to relocate to can have a drastic impact on how far your money can go. Many seniors after retirement live off of a nest egg that they have saved throughout the years and as some countries the cost of living is excessively cheaper than many U.S. states, spending money conservatively is a very important factor to enjoying life after working.

Fulfilling a lifelong goal 

What could possibly be more satisfying than having the opportunity to explore the world as you had always wanted to do? 


Moving to a foreign country can be daunting for anyone. Transitioning can be very difficult after a relocation and many people often experience feelings of homesickness. These feelings, however, can be reduced with the help of social media and internet access.

Learning the language should be a bit easier since you will be totally immersed within the culture and society that speaks your desired language, but it is very important that you learn the language. Not only is learning interesting and keeps your mind sharp, but it also allows you to effectively communicate with the people around you so that you can build relationships and express your needs.

If you’re interesting in learning more about the many options available for seniors retiring abroad, want to know the best places for seniors to retire to, or are just curious about other ways to ease the tension of moving abroad and how to finance properly, please download the free e-book “How to Retire Overseas: Ultimate Guide to Make Your Retirement Dreams Come True.”


Topics: International Relocation, Expat Moving Services, International Moving Tips

Melissa Morr

Written by Melissa Morr

Melissa Morr is the manager of corporate relocation and private relocation at Accelerated International Forwarders. She leads the team of international coordinators and is involved in all international moving services for both corporate and private relocation. She has worked within the industry for 31 year, including employment at North American International, Allied Special Products, Prudential Relocation, and Brookfield Global Relocation Services.

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