Forbes Ranks Croatia as One of the Best Countries For Retirement

By 20 December 2015

Looking to retire? Look no further than Croatia.

If you are trying to find a job in Croatia, there is a very good possibility that you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, since statistics show that the number of employed persons is the country is constantly falling. However, if you are just about to retire and live in the United States, then we have very good news for you. In its list of the 20 most desirable countries to spend your retirement years, the highly respected Forbes magazine has decided to include Croatia as well, reports 24Sata on December 20, 2015.

All 20 countries have been selected according to several factors: the cost of living, taxes, health care, climate, security and crime, cultural attractions, hospitality of people and transport links with the United States.

In addition to Croatia, the list includes Australia, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Thailand and Uruguay. So, Croatia has found itself in a very pleasant and distinguished company.

As expected, American retirees are invited to check the Adriatic coast, because of its "beautiful scenery, good climate, ancient cultural monuments, low-cost of living and tax relief for seniors". In addition, as Forbes points out, Croatia has left the war far behind it and is currently working to create a stable and secure country.

The article has specifically pointed out Istria and Dubrovnik as particularly suitable locations for retirees. According to Forbes, the only downside of Croatia is the lack of direct flights to the United States.