Top 10 Best Places to Live Overseas

Living Overseas



Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal

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Live overseas, the world’s leading resource for investment, real estate, retirement, and living overseas released their ranking of the top 10 best places to live overseas in 2017. The list includes locales in traditional places like Portugal, France, and Spain, as well as places one would not expect, including the Dominican Republic, Malaysian Borneo, Nicaragua, and Colombia. The full list and explanation for each place that made the list follows below.

Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal is the best-kept secret of Old World Europe. For three years running and has named its Algarve coast as the world’s best place to retire overseas. Coastal Carvoeiro, in particular, qualifies as perhaps the most appealing place on earth to call home if you want to live on the water in a real-world (as opposed to a developing-world) setting.

The take-your-breath-away views from Carvoeiro’s rocky coast, the constant sunshine, the near-perfect weather year-round, the food, the wine, the history… it all adds up to top-shelf of living yours for a very bargain price. Thanks to the current down value of the euro, the enviable coastal Continental lifestyle on offer in Carvoeiro is further reduced… and the cost of a very rentable home or condo is irresistibly discounted.

El Poblado, Colombia

Located in one corner of Medellín, El Poblado offers a comfortable, tranquil, idyllic way of life for a super affordable cost. At the current exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Colombian peso, the luxury-level cosmopolitan lifestyle available in El Poblado is an even greater bargain.

Medellín is culture rich and Euro-chic; its people well dressed, well mannered, and welcoming. Medellín’s heart, El Poblado, is Live and Invest Overseas's #1 pick for city living on a budget.

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Las Terrenas is quintessential Caribbean with a French twist. The big and established community of French expats living in this white-sand beach town means fresh baguette, great restaurants, and kisses on both cheeks in greeting.

Infrastructure is improving, establishing residency is easy, and the cost of living is one of the great bargains of today’s Caribbean… making Las Terrenas Live and Invest Overseas's #1 pick for a new life with a Caribbean Sea view.

Santa Familia, Belize

If you want to leave the troubles and the worries of our age behind, little Santa Familia village in Cayo, Belize, is calling your name. Life in Cayo is back to basics, simple, and sweet. You know your neighbors, they know you, and you all look out for each other.

Belize’s Cayo is a region of wide-open spaces, fresh air, warm sun and fertile land, making it our pick for the world’s best place to disconnect and unplug.