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Thailand ranked number 9 of best places in the world to retire in 2023

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Thailand has been named the 9th best place in the world to retire in, according to the well-recognised authority on the matter – International Living’s Retirement Index. The online resource for people living overseas says the index is compiled from the opinions and real-life experience of expats around the world and have been doing the ratings for 30 years.

“Our sources are living in the places where they’re gathering their intelligence. And we trust their judgment. If they say the healthcare is good, or that a meal for two in a nice restaurant costs $20, then we believe them.”

International Living has published its top 10 countries in which to retire and Portugal takes the top spot. Thailand comes in at number 9, ahead of Colombia at number 10. The other countries making the top 10 are Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Spain, Greece and France, which is tied with Italy – Central American and Mediterranean countries rated well.

Thailand is the only Asian country to make the top 10, with International Living praising its affordable property prices and healthcare.

“Probably the best deals to be had in Thailand are in real estate. Foreigners are able to buy condos very easily and there are bargains everywhere. Another enormous advantage to living in Thailand is by far the healthcare facilities.”

One expat describes how impressed her dentist in the US was by work she had done in Thailand.

“He told me he thought my bridge work was the best he has ever seen and suggested I get my crown on my next trip.”

The Thai cuisine is also singled out for praise, both for its flavour and cheap price.

“Food in Thailand is perfect for any palate. For the adventurous, there are rich and textured curries that dance on your tongue which can cost less than $5.”

Sharing the news on Facebook, the government says it’s continuing to work on improving transportation networks within the country and attracting more foreign investment.

“Establishing more transportation networks within Thailand ensures convenient domestic and international connectivity. These factors, combined with efforts to promote the creative economy, will contribute to attracting foreign investment in housing, as well as fostering job creation and income generation for the Thai people.”

SOURCE: PR Thai Government | International Living

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