9 International Locales To Retire and Live Better



5) Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

You’ll have to do a bit of legwork to retire down under, like showing proof that you’re healthy and financially solvent. Once you do, though, you’ll be privy to one of the most carefree lifestyles on the globe; New Zealand retirees report themselves to be happier than any other age group. They’re living longer than ever, too. If you plan ahead and spend at least ten years working in the country prior to your retirement, you’ll be eligible for what’s known as a superannuation—one of the most generous state pensions in the world. Hawkes Bay is home to award-winning wines, showcased at the annual three-day annual ‘Harvest Hawke’s Bay’ food and wine festival.


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