How to retire in Malaysia
The country offers a 10-year renewable visa for those who are 50 or older and can prove a monthly income of at least $2,495, or cash flow of around $87,300, according to International Living.
Malaysia is generally quite safe, but petty theft is common in tourist centers and home burglaries can occur when homes are empty. We therefore advise you to choose a rather secure location. The State Department advises Americans to avoid the eastern region of Sabah due to violent activity and kidnappings for ransom.
Malta is a temperate, cultivated country with a lower cost of living than other Mediterranean regions in the EU. The island is rich in history and natural beauty.
One factor that makes things easier for North American retirees is that English is one of Malta’s official languages. Also, the country’s health system is among the top five in the world, according to the WHO. In the north of the island of Gozo, rents are typically less than $500 per month and there are plenty of beaches to keep you busy. A ferry to Malta’s largest main island takes just 20 minutes.