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    Default DR is one o the World,s top retirement haven!

    Soon DR will rise up the rankings! Property prices are increasing but cost of living is very low.

    Much lower than the US! Millions are reaching retiring age!

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    World's top retirement havens - retiring overseas - MSN Money









    Retire well overseas




    In the U.S. today, the discussion about retirement orbits around
    how much less of it we're all going to have. As the cost of everything
    from health care to food swells, incomes, pensions and nest eggs erode, leaving
    baby boomers fewer and fewer options for retirement in this country.


    But if you look at the right places beyond our borders today,
    you'll find you have more good choices than ever for a comfortable -- even
    pampered – retirement. In any one of our top 19 havens for 2012, a lifestyle
    well beyond your reach in the United States could be yours for pennies on the
    dollar.


    In this, our annual Global Retirement Index, we bring you the
    top choices available on the planet today. From beachfront hideaways to
    arts-rich colonial cities, from cosmopolitan capitals to small highland
    villages, there's an overseas haven to fit your fantasy -- and your
    budget.


    We measure only the very best havens against one another. So the
    country last on our list is still the 19th best in the world.


    The
    top 19 (in order) are, for varying reasons, Ecuador, Panama, Mexico, Malaysia,
    Colombia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Spain, Thailand, Honduras, Uruguay, Italy,
    Brazil, Ireland, France, Costa Rica, Belize, Chile and the Dominican Republic.
    Read on to find out what makes each of them special.

    more at the link!

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    Ecuador? Mexico? Honduras? Ah, er, I wonder who fed the random country generator for this list.

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    The two-sentence reference to the Dominican Republic out of a 15 page article speaks for itself.


    "On the white-sand beaches of the Dominican Republic, $2,000 a month means living in a luxury apartment, having a maid, heath care -- everything. And, of course, it's easily done for less."

    To those who believe this, GOOD LUCK!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castellamonte View Post
    Ecuador? Mexico? Honduras? Ah, er, I wonder who fed the random country generator for this list.

    DR needs promoting to rise up the list?

    Any ideas?

    pi2

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    Change it's name to "Little Haiti"?????
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    Allow it to be called, "The Dominican" . That will guarantee an increase in notoriety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pi2 View Post
    DR needs promoting to rise up the list?

    Any ideas?

    pi2
    Why do you want it to rise up this mickey mouse list?

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    Seriously, it wasn't a particularly good article. It would have been more helpful if the writer organized their thoughts and took on one country per paragraph or section. As it stands, a reader wouldn't know how to distinguish living in Mexico vs. Honduras vs. DR by anything other than a low cost of living price point.

    And what about the transitional challenges? There was no discussion, so a prospective expat is effectively reading a "MOVE! NOW!" advertisement.

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    Maybe people should realize moving to another country is not for everyone. Maybe they should mention the fact you have to give up all kinds of stuff, getting other stuff in return. Oh wait... we are talking about the DR... so you will get bland food, high electricity bills, electricity when they want to give it to you, corrupt government, bad roads, etc...

    So why did I move?? I am an idiot! Just joking... I love the climate, the people, the beaches, the lack of stress, etc...

    There are a lot of contra's, but the pro's outweigh it for me. I am equally sure a lot of people will not be able to hack it here.

    Do we really want a second Florida, or for the Europeans, Benidorm here?

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    I suspect the writer of the article isn't a writer. It reads more like someone Googled a bunch of stuff to cram it together for selling it to International Living for the $200 they probably paid for the article. Virtually everyone knows that is a ridiculous list and an even more pathetic article.

    I personally am not that keen on promoting the DR as a retirement haven. The Dominicans drive so poorly can you imagine a road full of blue hairs (ala Florida) puttering along in their imported Cadillacs trying to navigate these roads? Wait, that might actually be entertaining! Bring 'em on!!

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