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Viva Panama

#1 Retirement Ranking

Affordability, Climate, Healthcare, Lifestyle, Taxes & Visas

Never quite sure how accurate these rankings are. But after more than twenty years of refining its criteria , International Living’s latest survey is probably better than most. Beyond the obligatory beaches and cultural amenities, IL’s editors chose Panama because:

"It’s modern, conveniently close to the U.S.—not to mention, sunny, warm and welcoming.”

"The currency is the U.S. dollar. The tax burden is low and there’s a large English speaking population—including a cadre of excellent doctors.”

“The country’s famed Pensionado Program is one of the best retiree programs in the world today and it’s open to everyone. The program entitles pension-holding retirees to a long list of discounts… from medical expenses to entertainment.”