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Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal

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Comporta, Portugal, took top honors in this year’s annual index of the 15 best places in the world to retire.

Comporta edged out Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which earned a better Cost of Living ranking (A+) and tied Comporta for Health Care (A+) but had a lower ranking on Crime (B+).

 

The index looks at 15 locales in 15 countries and ranks them based on 13 categories:

  • Cost of living
  • Health care
  • Entertainment
  • Recreation
  • Whether English is spoken
  • Expat community
  • Infrastructure, including internet, electricity and domestic access
  • Access to North America
  • Environmental factors
  • Crime
  • Real estate restrictions
  • Residency
  • Taxes

This year’s top 15 places — with their final overall grades — are:

  1. Comporta, Portugal — A
  2. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — A
  3. Cayo, Belize — A-
  4. Northern Cyprus — A-
  5. Paris, France — A-
  6. County Clare, Ireland — A-
  7. Città Sant’Angelo, Italy — B+
  8. Salinas, Ecuador — B+
  9. Phuket, Thailand — B+
  10. Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic — B+
  11. Santa Marta, Colombia — B
  12. Kotor, Montenegro — B
  13. Tierras Altas, Panama — B
  14. Istria, Croatia — B
  15. Ubud, Indonesia — B-

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