Forbes Magazine has scoured the globe to come up with a list: The Best Places To Retire Abroad In 2019.

We want to share, with all of you, the latest list of the best places in the world to retire abroad in 2019. As you can see, Abruzzo appears in the list.

This is great news for those who have selected Abruzzo as their new home, and for those who wish to invest in our territory.

Some of the factors that Forbes Magazine considered to make this list were:

  1. “To put together this list, we examined a variety of factors besides healthcare. Among them: overall cost of living, tax issues, ease of gaining residency, outdoor and cultural amenities, climate, safety, local hospitality, prevalence of English, and ease of travel return to the U.S. No one factor puts a country on or off the list, with the exception of ability to gain residency.
  2. One advantage of just about every foreign country on our list is that good medical care, and health care insurance, is available and at a cost so much less than in the U.S. that private insurance can easily replace the Medicare benefits most U.S. retirees depend on. (No, you can’t use your Medicare benefits abroad.) Three countries on our list—Uruguay, Ecuador and Italy—even allow expats under certain circumstances into their national healthcare systems. In some countries, good healthcare is more easily found in the larger cities, and we make a note of that in our individual write-ups.” (1)

(1) https://www.forbes.com/sites/williampbarrett/2018/11/19/best-places-retire-abroad/#72cbf47d3214

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