We have just taken a closer look on this topic and found some interesting facts and data for you. What do you think? Where can you spend your time while you are retired? More and more pensioners are seeking solutions driven by these questions and of course most of the oldstars simply have the normal idea to stay at home in a safe environment. But another interesting fact is that lots of pensioners also wanna spend lots of time during their holidays abroad. In addition, many older peopleare still dreaming of a new home in a foreign country. Maybe sometimes looking maybe for better facilitations, better living standards and more interaction with their peer group. So where can you travel to find your best places to retire?
And what kind of places do elderly people tend to travel to?
Well, if you look at the map we have got data that proofs the number of people from Germany for instance who live abroad is rising. And guess what? They tend to migrate to regions where the living conditions are way better for older people. And of course there are many reasons: No. 1 country in 2013: Switzerland. A country with extremely high living standards, almost not affordable but safe.
The big capitals cities like Zürich, Luzern are definitely great places to live. The cities share a high over all cultural diversity and the way life is interesting for the elderly. Not only in sayings people attest swiss people being relatively slow.
There is also a great cultural background which is deeply routed in the swiss mountain landscape. Great traditions have emerged here and they even show up in the modern places like the financial districts of Zurich. This contrast of modernist places and traditional habits gives the people a feeling of being in unique place where they can feel at home.
The best places to retire to be in Europe – Spain and Switzerland!
Another place which has also become more and more popular is Spain. Besides the country is also well know for their slow culture and their Siestas. Not unexpectedly pensioner are really feeling comfortable in these comfort zones.
They do not have to adapt to a fast living environment like New York e.g. The whole way of live is simply slower. The relaxed way of live, Mediterranean food also made this place a really worth while place for the elder people. The numbers support these theses. While Switzerland has been listed in 1993 on place 6 as a more or less appreciated country – 20 years later the country emerged to the most interesting countries pensioner in 2013.
A comparable trend can be seen looking at Spain. In 1993 the country only ranked on #10 but surprisingly almost jumped up in the ranking and is in 2013 on place 4. It shows that the idea to not only traveling abroad can be exciting.
Furthermore this seems to be an ongoing trend. While in 1993 merely 90.000 older people changed their habitation the number doubled up to 220.000 in 2013. This is a great development and but also shows that this is only an option for very few in society.
Most of the people cannot afford a complete and simple change. But maybe it is worth for travelling for a few weeks or even month and can have an entire change of the well being in the older ages.
In our first destination article we will soon present you some great locations in Spain where you can spend your holiday or even a year or more.
Data based on german social pension fund (2013)
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