After working so hard for many years, you would want to retire somewhere peaceful and safe, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. While staying in your home country is still an option, you can also consider going overseas if you want to explore and live in a different place.
The following are the 10 best places to retire for peace and safety that you should look into:
1. Czech Republic
With the combined levels of peacefulness and safety, Czech Republic has captured the top rank. It is the 10th safest country in the world and the 6th most peaceful place in Europe. Aside from that, this nation is also very charming, which makes it a perfect choice for retirement.
This country has earned 3rd place on the Peace Index and it is considered the 5th safest destination for retirees. However, it is the 54th most expensive country to live in. But that does not mean that you will have to blow all your money away. You can still live simpler in Portugal.
Out of all the former communist nations that have become part of EU, Slovenia is now the most progressive one. It is number 8 on the Peace Index. But the only downside is that it currently does not offer retiree visas. But you can still stay there as long as you apply for a temporary residence permit that needs to be renewed yearly.
If you are in the United States, then you can just cross the border to get to Canada, which ranked as the 6th safest nation in the whole world. Another attractive benefit of retiring in this country is that you can buy properties.
Austria ended up fourth place when it comes to peacefulness. You might realize that obtaining a residence visa for non-EU citizens is rather difficult, but it is possible.
6. New Zealand
On the Peace Index race, New Zealand got the 6th place. You can rest assured that the Kiwi country has been a nuclear-free zone for three decades now, so that’s something that you don’t have to worry about.
As you have probably noticed, SG is the first Asian country in this list and it really deserves the award. It may be small in size, but it is a lot more prosperous than the neighboring countries in Southeast Asia.
While Denmark is no.7 in terms of peacefulness, it is actually 2nd when talking about the happiest countries in the world. With that said, you are likely to enjoy your retirement years in this place. Plus, it’s as beautiful as the other European nations.
Aside from its title, “The Land of the Rising Sun”, Japan is also known for their close family ties, particularly when it comes to honoring and caring for people in their Golden years. It has gotten the 9th place on the Peace Index, and this country might be just what you are looking for.
If you are quite interested in exploring geothermal springs during your retirement years, then Iceland is the place to be. On the 2019 Global Peace Index, it ranked 1st place, but due to the high cost of living, it didn’t make it to the number one spot for the best places to retire in.