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5 Countries Where Life is Good on a Social Security Check


By International Living

If you’re of retirement age and you’ve decided to retire overseas, lucky you. And smart you. Not only are you about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, but you’ve likely made a very wise decision. Because almost anywhere you might settle will surely cost less than living in the U.S. these days.

But if you’re wondering if you can really live on a small income overseas, the answer is yes. If you are a retiree living on the average Social Security income, which is $1,369 in 2017, you can live happily and comfortably overseas.

There are many affordable locations around the world that fit the bill for expats when it comes to looking for the perfect retirement haven. In these places, you’ll enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, established expat communities, friendly, welcoming natives, good healthcare, and an ideal climate.

From Layoffs to a Laidback, Affordable Retirement in Nicaragua

Dolly Lee was a single parent raising a daughter in the U.S. and working in logistics management. For close to two decades she endured layoff after layoff…each time she built up savings, the next layoff would deplete them.