11/14/2014 – Choosing to live abroad in retirement (The New York Times)

Nov 17, 2014 Comments Off by

Choosing to leave the United States when you are younger and still working can be tough enough. But older Americans who are relocating in retirement to a new country with a foreign-national partner or spouse potentially face even greater challenges as they create new social networks while also learning another language and culture, and integrating into a new way of life. Leaving behind everything and everyone you know, from your college roommate to your grandchildren, can create a sense of dislocation.

Still, 373,224 retired Americans were living abroad in 2013 — an increase from the 346,216 reported in 2011, according to the Social Security Administration. The largest number, 68,054, live in Canada, followed by Japan with 32,143, Mexico with 27,512, Germany with 24,499 and Britain with 22,729. Other nations with a large number of retired Americans include Greece, Poland, Italy, Israel and the Philippines.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

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