International Living has been ranking foreign retirement destinations for years. In the 2016 Global Retirement Index International Living compared the following variables to come up with the 2016 rankings.
1. Buying & Renting, 2. Benefits & Discounts, 3. Visas and Residence, 4. Cost of Living, 5. Fitting In, 6. Entertainment and Amenities, 7. Healthcare, 8. Healthy Lifestyle, 9. Infrastructure, 10. Climate
Among the top performing foreign destinations for 2016 according to the International Living Global Retirement Index are:
This year International Living ranked Costa Rica in 4th place with Panama, Ecuador and Mexico topping the list.