064: Best Places to Retire Overseas – Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Today’s interview is with Kathleen Peddicord, founding Publisher of Live and Invest Overseas. After more than 30 years in the business, she is considered the world’s foremost authority on the best places to retire overseas. She has traveled to more than 75 countries, established businesses in 7, and invested in property in 21. Today, she writes regularly for U.S. News & World Reports and Forbes. She shares with us her Top 10 Places to retire or live in 2019, and we discuss in detail the Best Places to Retire Overseas.

You may wonder how much work actually goes into making a report like this? Kathleen tells us that 3-4 months are dedicated to finding the best of the best, year in and out. Listen in and you be the judge!


Top 10 Places to retire or live in 2019

What a wonderful, eclectic list of the top 10 places to retire or live in 2019. I’m not going to ruin it by listing them all. Just a sneak peek!


3. Mazatlan, Mexico – Mexico is still the #1 choice for Americans to live and invest overseas. Mazatlan is a beautiful colonial city with 21st-century amenities. A manageable-sized city of 650,000 people on the western coast of Mexico. With amazing beaches, great food, and very close to the USA, for those that want to travel back home quickly.


6. Occitanie, France – If you thought France would be just too expensive, think again! This country living city in France has everything you could want or desire, and that’s why it’s made the list of best cities to retire in 2019. Think of the movie ‘Beauty & the Beast’ and that’s Occitanie.


9. Citta Sant’ Angelo, Italy – Another European City on the list! Fantastic, a small town in Italy. Think about Citta as a Tuscany that you can afford. Europe is more affordable than you think.


Live and Invest Overseas

Have you wondered if you are either too young? or too old to live and invest overseas? Kathleen Peddicord will tell you with certainty, this is for ANYONE, ANY AGE, FROM ANY COUNTRY.


Best Cities to Retire 2019

Listen in to this episode with Kathleen Peddicord from Live and Invest Overseas to hear how she so eloquently describes the best cities to retire in 2019. Each city and each country. The criteria for this report are made of up 13 different categories:

  • Health care
  • Recreation
  • Amount of English Spoken
  • Cost of Living
  • What would you do with your time each day
  • How much of an expat community exists
  • Infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Crime
  • Taxes
  • Affordability fo Real Estate
  • Access to North America
  • Residency


Best Places to Retire Overseas

We talk about countries, cities, regions. Not everyone wants pristine beaches and sun all year round. If that’s you, then listen in to hear Kathleen Peddicord discuss mountain towns, cities with rain forests, and outdoor nature lovers paradise.

Lief Simon, Kathleen Peddicord’s husband, and business partner was on our show late last year, here is his interview: Ep 053: Lief Simon, Live and Invest Overseas



This was a really fun episode with Kathleen Peddicord. I was so intrigued by her list of 10 Best Places to Retire Overseas that I want to now go and visit them. You’ll hear on this episode the cities and countries I’m familiar with and the ones I’m not!

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About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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