Malta seen among top places to retire for Americans

Malta seen among top places to retire for Americans

Malta has featured sixth in the index of the best places to retire for Americans, compiled by Forbes/International Living.

The Annual Global Retirement Index uses input from a team of correspondents and data on climate, health care, cost of living, and other factors, such as ‘fitting in’ where Malta scores a top 100 points. 

Malta also performs strongly because of its climate, low crime rate, the use of the English language, history, and easy connections to Europe.

The cost of buying a property is seen as among the most expensive, although bargains can still be found, the magazine says. One would however question its claim that Malta has ‘world-class golf courses’. It also says Malta has First-World standards of service and infrastructure.

Ecuador comes first thanks to the low cost of its real estate, diversity and a generous array of benefits the government has afforded to retirees. 

Among the European destinations, only Spain comes before Malta.

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