The 7 best affordable places to retire abroad Hien Phung Thu / Shutterstock
US News & World Report recently determined the
best, most affordable places to retire overseas.
On the list were small cities like Bled, Slovenia. The cost of living in Bled,
a town known for its eponymous fairy-tale like lake, is much lower than that of the United States; rent, for example, is 57.27% lower in Slovenia than in the US, according to the database site Numbeo.
The list also included larger cities such as Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic,
which has a population of 164,101. The coastal city is known for its stunning landscape, beach resorts, and of course, its lively food scene.
Keep reading to see which other places topped the list.
Cost of living: According to Expatistan, the average monthly rent for a 900-square-foot apartment, fully furnished, is around €780 ($857) a month. Numbeo reports that consumer prices, rent, restaurant prices, grocery prices, and local purchasing power are all higher in the United States than in Slovenia, with rent in the US about 134.04% higher than that in the Slovenia. What Bled is known for: Located near the southern border of Austria, Bled is home to its eponymous lake and known for a "fairy-tale like" church which sits atop a rock island in the middle of the lake, Trip Advisor notes. Da Lat, Vietnam
Da Lat, Vietnam
Cost of living: The average monthly rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in downtown Da Lat is around $366.98. The cost of living in Vietnam is about 46.19% lower than that of the United States (with rent not included). Rent in Vietnam is 66.32% lower than in the United States. What Da Lat is known for: Located in the Central Highlands of southern Vietnam, Da Lat is called the " city of eternal spring." According to The Guardian, nearly 3 million tourists visit Da Lat annually, and the typical tourist spends an average of four days there. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Cost of living: The average monthly rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in downtown Puerto Plata is about $188. The cost of living in the Dominican Republic is about 38.59% lower than that in the United States (with rent not included). Rent in the Dominican Republic is around 73.97% lower than rent in the United States. What Puerto Plata is known for: Located on the northern tip of the Dominican Republic, this coastal town is noted for its stunning architecture, views, and beach resorts, Trip Advisor writes.