Five Affordable Places To Retire In Europe
Five Affordable Places To Retire In Europe, This region in Italy has lush mountains, golden beaches, and homes for less than $75K. 5 Affordable Places to Retire in Europe, This is the best time in a long time to think about enjoying your retirement in Europe. The current euro-dollar exchange rate makes Europe a relative bargain for dollar-holders, including retirees with dollar-based retirement funds. If you’ve dreamt of retirement on the Continent, now could be a very good time to make your dream come true. Here’s a look at what these top Euro-retirement havens have to offer:
#1 Euro-Retirement Haven: France
Retirement Budget: $2,500 per month
France is a land of superlatives. Its capital has been named the most beautiful, most romantic, and most touristed city on earth. Its wines, cheeses, restaurants, shopping, castles, gardens, parks, beaches, museums, cafes, galleries, vineyards, country villages, medieval towns, art, and architecture are all among the best that the world has to offer. The typical concern for anyone who has ever dreamed of a new life in France is that it’s too expensive for the average guy or gal to consider seriously.
Not so. Paris isn’t cheap, but elsewhere in France you can find realistic options even if your retirement budget is modest. And, speaking as one who lived in Paris with two small children, I can tell you that it can be much more affordable than you might imagine, depending how and where you choose to live.
After scouting options in the Americas from Mexico to Costa Rica to Panama for a year, Lucy Culpepper and her family decided that life in the New World was not for them. Instead, they sought out the traditions, charms, and culture of life back on the Continent. When they decided to focus on Europe, they could have settled anywhere. They chose France, specifically the village of Cessenon-sur-Orb in Languedoc. The “other south of France” is a region of the country that Culpepper and her husband found to offer all the best of French country living at a very reasonable cost, even for their family of four.