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Hua Hin ranks seventh spot on the world's 21 best cities for retirement abroad

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Hua Hin ranks seventh spot on the world’s 21 best cities for retirement abroad

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HUA HIN: -- Hua Hin and Chiang Mai have been listed in the seventh and eighth rankings of the world’s 21 best cities to retire overseas in 2015 by Live and Invest Overseas.

The leading online resources for people looking to move abroad released their annual index of the 21 best places for retirement overseas in 2015.

Number One on the list for the second successive year was Algarve in Portugal. The coastal region is the top pick due to the low cost of living and real estate. Algarve also has a robust expat community, beautiful weather and affordable, quality health care.

Second on the list was Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which is a wellknown resort town. There are top-notch hospitals and an airport with many direct flights. Next on the list were Cayo in Belize, Languedoc in France, Abruzzo in Italy, Medellin of Colombia, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai.

Ranked on the seventh spot, Hua Hin was described as a coastal town full of resorts on the beach and popular among foreigners who love to play golf, tennis and to eat. The resort town has good health care service, low crime rate and only two hours drive from Bangkok.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/hua-hin-ranks-seventh-spot-on-the-worlds-21-best-cities-for-retirement-abroad

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-- Thai PBS 2015-07-29

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I'm guessing the "low crime rate" isn't the reason that Hua Hin makes the list but Pattaya doesn't !

And here I was thinking I was living in a "family friendly" destination ! rolleyes.gif

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they left out the key words in the end of the title of this article. "...For people without much money"

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Medellin Colombia is listed.

People seriously retire there?

Think that list is written by a retired drug Lord.

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Now let us here the true story? Thailand is no longer a cheap country. It is third world, but selling first world!

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Many of the older and heavier bar girls seem to retire there as well.......

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Where's the khee horse and smelly fish market in that picture?

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yes it is pleasant to live in Hua Hin, there was the Gulf, very good hospitals but to 7th position, for retirees, do not laugh. Not for the disabled or parents with young children.

Much traffic, not enough traffic lights, sidewalks, when there are, are completely smashed, roads with potholes.

It is better for these age groups.

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Medellin Colombia is listed.

People seriously retire there?

Think that list is written by a retired drug Lord.

Should i take seriously and article like this?? Come on...Abruzzo...Medellin...ah ah! You made my day!

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The 7 best places to retire overseas
7. Hua Hin, Thailand
Cost of living: $975 a month
American dollars will go pretty far in Thailand, where retirees could live for roughly less than $1,000 a month. (A one-bedroom apartment can be rented for about $400.) Retirees would find golf, spas and amusement parks, but the main draw is the beach. The city has a strong community of expats from European countries that U.S. retirees can befriend. People age 50 and up can qualify for long-stay visas if they show they have a pension of about $1,900 a month or open up a Thai bank account and deposit at least roughly $23,400 about two months before they apply, according to the study.
The health care system there is also both advanced and affordable, Peddicord says, making it so that some people may choose to forego medical insurance and pay for treatment and checkups as they need it. (Generally, the options are to buy health insurance local to that country or to buy a global policy that works in multiple countries but is more expensive.)
The savings found abroad can be substantial, but as with most destinations on the list, people will need to be motivated by more than money when they decide to make the move, Peddicord says. For some retirees, the distance from family and the changes to standard of living may outweigh the low costs. “When you just begin thinking about [retiring abroad] at a superficial infatuation level, it’s a very exotic, romantic, sexy idea,” says Pedddicord, who lived in Ireland and Panama before moving to Paris. “But the truth is that once you get into it, it’s not easy.”

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"Call someplace Paradise, kiss it goodbye..." - Don Henley, The Last Resort.

Something like this ruined Nong Khai, very sad to see. I think Hua Hin has been well on its way for a while, however. Let's hope no one discovers the coast south of there...oops!

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Whoever wrote this must have been basing judgements on the HH of ten years ago.

If anyone plans on living on a budget of $975 a month, they must be prepared for conditions just a few steps up from homelessness. Mind you, homelessness in a warm country is infinitely preferable to being stuck in Liverpool or Boston or.....[fill in your own preference] at any time of year.

Cuba is about the only safe place [for a gringo] in North, Central and South America. Alas, it is not possible to stay there long term.

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