THE EXPAT RETIREMENT PLAN
An increasing number of Americans are approaching retirement without nearly enough saved and face either working during their golden years or living a bare-bones lifestyle. But that doesn't have to be the case. Retiring abroad can be a budget-friendly alternative, particularly for those seeking to get by primarily on Social Security. "More and more Americans are figuring that out. They're looking to the best-value retirement havens overseas and finding safe, easy-to-fit-into, beautiful, welcoming, good-value communities where, on a modest budget, they can, in fact, live large," said Jennifer Stevens, executive editor of International Living. Here are the top countries around the world to do that, as identified by International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index, as well as suggestions from similar studies and globetrotters living the expat lifestyle.