Where to retire? Panama was the winner for six years in a row of International Living magazine’s Annual Global Retirement Index. Modern Maturity, Conde Nast Traveler, AARP Magazine and MSN.com all praise Panana as the best place to retire. The New York Times recently listed Panama as "number one" on its list of "45 Places to Go in 2012".
British researchers have released a survey called the “Happy Planet Index”. Designed to measure life satisfaction, life expectancy and ecological footprint, Panama ranked fifth in the world. (For comparison, the U.S. came in at #150, and the U.K. at #108!) See the full global resultshere.
So what does it all mean? Take the “positives” from the International Living report (stable democracy, excellent healthcare, low cost of living, safety, etc), along with the “happiness factor” of the British survey, and it is easy to understand why so many people are buying real estate in Panama for their retirement destination.
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