Living Abroad, What to Know Before You Go

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A quick slilde show about living abroad. It presents questions about health care, pets, considerations on choice of locations, cost of living and a host of other issues.

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Living Abroad, What to Know Before You Go

  1. 1. Living Abroad <ul><li>Retire Better </li></ul><ul><li>Happier </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier </li></ul><ul><li>Earlier </li></ul>Home Sweet Home
  2. 2. Our Retirement Savings <ul><li>Where did they go? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we do now? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Are Our Choices <ul><li>Florida? </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina? </li></ul><ul><li>A College Town? </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee? </li></ul><ul><li>California? </li></ul><ul><li>Utah? </li></ul><ul><li>A Nomadic Life? </li></ul><ul><li>Another Country? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Live Abroad? Lower Costs in Retirement <ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Living </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Choosing a Destination <ul><li>What to Avoid? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you Want? </li></ul><ul><li>How Accessible? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the Risks? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the Costs? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Choosing a Foreign Destination <ul><li>What do you look for? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you look? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you choose? </li></ul><ul><li>City or Country? </li></ul><ul><li>Rent or Buy? </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Do You Do Next <ul><li>Make a Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Define Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Review Options </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Country(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow to one or two Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Check it Out </li></ul><ul><li>Take a Property Tour </li></ul>September 2008 Tour Group
  8. 8. What Resources are Available? <ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Books & Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs & Internet Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to Expats </li></ul><ul><li>Ask People how happy they are </li></ul>
  9. 9. Can I Bring My Pets?
  10. 10. What Countries are Popular? <ul><li>Panama </li></ul><ul><li>Costa Rica </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Nicaragua </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bogota, Columbia
  12. 12. Nicaragua
  13. 13. Panama City Skyline
  14. 14. Acapulco, Mexico Skyline
  15. 15. Italian Riviera
  16. 16. Quito, Ecuador Skyline
  17. 17. Guanajuato, Mexico
  18. 18. Pacific Coast of Costa Rica
  19. 19. Why We Chose Costa Rica
  20. 20. Questions? See our other slide show labeled “Why Costa Rica” or “Relocate to Costa Rica” to find out why we chose Costa Rica www.PacificLots.com

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