Where do older expatriates live?
September 18, 2011 10:04 AM Subscribe
Does anyone know of a place where expatriates live that's cheap, has good weather, and most importantly has other expats over 60 living there? To clarify 'cheap', Mexico sounds a bit too pricey for my resources.
posted by nickji to human relations (9 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I've spent most of my life in South Asia, with time in Africa and the far east, and am now ready to settle down. Financially I can live comfortably in India, and I like the environment, but there aren't many men of around my age (66) to build friendships with, and long stay visas are not available. I would not want to return to Europe, and anyway could not afford to. So I'm looking for a place where the weather is good, and life is relatively cheap, and where I can meet other older expats. Decent housing, medical care and Long Term/Retirement visas must be available. I've tried Thailand (too hot in summer), China (didn't like), Sri Lanka (great, but no-one of my age) and Europe (expensive and very foreign, as would be any Western country).