When you reach retirement age, there’s no reason why you should spend your freedom from the rat race in the freezing cold. You can be a snowbird and seek warmer climes every winter or you can retire to one of these places. We’ve picked places suitable to different preferences and tried to stay away from the common spots jammed with ex-pats. Better start topping up that RRSP!
1. Durban, South Africa
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2. Kolkata, India
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3. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
If you like the heat, and want to be able to retire at 50, Riyadh is just the place for you, with average summer temperatures in the low 40s.
4. Asuncion, Paraguay
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5. Medellin, Colombia
6. Lahore, Pakistan
7. Atacama Desert, Chile
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8. Langkawi, Malaysia
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9. Patras, Greece
10. Merida, Mexico
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11. Algiers, Algeria
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12. Podgorica, Montenegro
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13. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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14. Panama City, Panama
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15. Guayaquil, Ecuador
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16. Nicoya, Costa Rica
The Nicoya Peninsula is also a so-called Blue Zone, where people commonly live to the age of 100 years or more.
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17. Granada, Nicaragua
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18. The Algarve, Portugal
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19. Dallol, Ethiopia
To get to Dallol, you need to take a Jeep or maybe a camel. This remote little settlement is a ghost town today, according to Mother Nature Network, but holds the record for being the hottest inhabited place in the world, with even average winter temperatures in the 30s.
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20. Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
According to a report in The Guardian, a Canadian explorer who descended into the crater, which has been burning for four decades, found bacteria happily living inside. Who knows, they might welcome a retiree neighbour.
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