Retirement is that aspect of life where an Individual stops employment completely or part time. Almost all of the people who retire or are on the verge of retiring have that dream of having a wonderful “golden period” of their life. Having planned for their retirement throughout their life, most people intend to live their life to the fullest after they reach their retirement period. Nowadays, many of the retirees are enthralled by the idea of retiring abroad, an Idea that may not be that far-fetched after all. The thrill of learning a new language, exploring a religion or taking up a new hobby is what leads many to consider settling abroad after their retirement. But, when it comes to the unknown, we usually assume the worst. Despite what many may think, Retiring abroad is quite easy and has numerous reaping benefits.
Benefits of Retiring Abroad:
Most people have big dreams when it comes to their retirement. Things, they could not do due to their busy lifestyle or the things they planned specifically for their “golden period”. The One thing that comes to the mind instantly when one thinks about retirement is- Freedom of mind and body. While this stands true for retirement in general, but the abroad quotient has much more to offer. To live in a place that is just- serene, calm and peaceful without the hustle of the cities is too good an offer for most retirees to pass out on. To wake up to morning coffee with a beachside view, or sitting in the sunshine with your loved ones, there is just one thing which describes it-Bliss.
While the concept of retiring abroad may make most retirees ecstatic, but there are some, to whom the idea of settling abroad permanently may seem alien and foreign. But nowadays, most exotic locations worldwide, provides affordable and comparatively cheaper housing solutions that include all basic amenities like food, health care, housing and transportation.
Choosing the right location also helps. Many are enthralled to live life abroad, but most of them worry about the financial crisis they may suffer. But the fact is most exotic locations are far more affordable than the exhausting city life. The savings can be very high as compared to the cities as they offer benefits of health care much cheaper. For example, in Ecuador the property and utility taxes are some of the lowest. These savings in fact enables one to invest in other areas of merriments like- Theatres, Spas, personal care, travel or even hiring some extra help to get things done, which by the way is much cheaper in most locations.
There are some who fear the possibilities of boredom and their ability to adapt among strangers. But, most of the expat communities worldwide have that foreboding sense of togetherness and brotherhood that is quite difficult to find in our homes, where everyone is quite busy in their own lives. These communities come together for help in times of need, celebrates birthdays together, comes in for community dinners and most of all becomes a family which proves that, the experiences we have and the bonds we share with others is what makes our life special. Aside from that, the local people are quite welcoming and there is nothing more fun than getting involved in their culture.
We all have big ideas for ourselves, for our retirement. There are many things to do and much to enjoy when it comes to the “golden period”. To make it truly golden, one must live it regret free and if you ever had that slightest of twitches to try out life the expat way, then go ahead and do it. There are more benefits in it than you could possibly count.