Forbes Picks Belize as Top Retirement Spot

(PRWEB) November 21, 2012

Forbes Magazines choice of Belize as a top retirement spot confirms the tiny Caribbean countrys reputation as not only a desirable place to visit, but as a great place to live, Chaa Creeks business manager Peter Tonti said.

Its been a best kept secret, but the word is getting out that Belize is a great place to spend not only an affordable tropical holiday, but a happy and healthy retirement, too, Mr Tonti said.

The current (November 2012) online edition of Forbes Magazine features Belize as one of 15 Top Foreign Retirement Havens.

In its introduction, Forbes photo feature states that, Living overseas is different from just visiting. Before you retire to a foreign country, consider not just the weather and cost of living, but also healthcare; safety; tax and visa requirements; and how friendly the country is to foreigners. Here are some possibilities, and then goes on to list fifteen of what it considers the worlds best retirement choices.

The authoritative magazine, known for astute investment advice and articles on subjects such as international trade and monetary news, recommends Belize and said that, Belize has tropical rain forests, mountains and beaches. As an incentive to retire there, it offers people 45 and older who have a retirement income of at least $ 2,000 per month, a tax exemption on all income generated (through work or investments) outside of Belize.

Mr Tonti said there are also other factors that make Belize a desirable place to live. If youre smart, your money can go much further here than at home and you can enjoy a lifestyle that, to my mind, is priceless. The weather is almost perfect, regulated by the Caribbean breezes and a huge expanse of rainforest covering most of the country, so with annual temperatures averaging around 81

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