Are you looking to retire overseas?  If so, you are not alone.   Depressing British weather, the recession and high prices are resulting in more and more people buying property overseas for their retirement years.

But, where should you buy?  Yahoo and Castle Cover recently looked at everything from rainfall to crime rates, healthcare (availability and cost), tax and how much homes cost. And, they have come up with the top five overseas locations to buy property for your retirement.  They are:

5. USA

Healthcare may not be the cheapest in the USA but there are many other reasons to retire across the pond.  Low house prices and cheap petrol are two reasons, and you can choose a climate that you like.  Bask in the sun in California or Florida or head to the snowy Rockies or Maine for a cooler climate. Find property in the USA here

4. Barbados

With 27,000 British expats in Barbados, you will certainly not be alone when you retire to the island.  Barbados also boasts virtually free healthcare, low property taxes and a stunning combination of sun, sea and sand. Find property in Barbados

3. Spain

Spain has the largest expat community in Europe and the lowest crime rates of the countries surveyed.  You can head to one of Spain’s major cities, retire to the seaside, head to UNESCO protected areas like Toledo or live the island life in the Balearic or Canaries. Find property in Spain

2. Portugal

Portugal is in the same time zone as the UK and has the third largest British expat population in Europe.  Property prices are around a third cheaper than France and the cost of living is lower than many other destinations. Find property in Portugal

1. Malta

Malta boasts over 3,100 hours of sunshine every year and an average annual temperature of nearly 19 degrees Celsius.  English is the first language for many people and property prices and the cost of living are inexpensive. Find property in Malta

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    Nick Marr

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