Chuck Bolotin is the founder of BestPlacesInTheWorldToRetire.com, which has over 7,000 answers and more than 200 expat stories and interviews contributed by more than 500 experts about retiring, moving, and doing business overseas. In addition to TheStreet, Bolotin's articles have appeared on Next Avenue, Daily Finance, Forbes, Yahoo and MSN.com. He is a frequent lecturer at Eller College of Management, MBA Program, University of Arizona, and Mentor, Arizona Center for Innovation.
In the Best Places in the World to Retire study, most expats said that their healthcare costs were lower than in their native countries.
In some cases, locals appreciate the economic benefit that locals generate.
Panama offers a welcoming environment for entrepreneurial ventures and business growth.
Portugal has world-class surfing, and Mexico offers mountains higher than the highest ranges in the continental U.S.
A Best Places in the World to Retire study found that more than four in five expats achieved a lower cost of living.
In some cases, American expats are using the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion to lower their income taxes to zero.
Petty crime can be a problem, but that's no different than in the U.S., not to mention other parts of the world.
An increasing number of people have moved abroad over the last 16 years, although it's difficult to pinpoint how many are doing so for political reasons.
The Pacific coastal town offers a laid back lifestyle, fresh fish and great waves.
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