Top Retirement Destinations for 2021

It’s 2021 – the new year is still fresh, it looks like the new corona vaccines will get our economies back on track and businesses and families around the world are looking forward to crafting a post-pandemic “new normal.”

For many Baby Boomers, however, 2021 will also be a time to begin thinking about retirement. Last year, more than 28 million people born between 1946 and 1964 reported they had left the job market, a 3.2 million spike over the same period in 2019, according to the Pew Research Center.

To mark the new year, International Living, an online lifestyle magazine, has published its Annual Global Retirement Index, complete with the magazine’s top ten picks as retirement destinations. Of course, several of the locations are predictable – France, for example.

But the list also includes some surprises: South-east Asian destinations like Vietnam and Malaysia, or the United States’ southern neighbor Mexico might appear counterintuitive to many people. On second thought, however, they definitely look like excellent options.

It’s a compelling read, and at the very least – terrific fodder for daydreaming!

About James Cannon

James Cannon is an experienced hedge fund analyst. He has served on the advisory boards for various different Fortune 500 companies as well as serving as an adjunct professor of finance. James Cannon has written for a variety of Financial Magazines both on and off line. Contact James at james[at]