Many retirees are often conscious of their finances and once they enter retirement age, they prefer to live in a place where the cost of living is more affordable. In most cases, those from the U.S. and Europe often decide to retire in Asian countries where they can lead a very comfortable life and enjoy extra savings from their retirement funds.
In the U.S., Forbes Magazine has issued a list of the 25 best places to retire in 2012. They took into account the financial factors, weather as well as unemployment and crime rates. Among the places listed are Albuquerque in New Mexico, Alexandria in Louisiana, Ashville in North Carolina, Austin in Texas, Boomington in Indiana and Atlanta in Georgia.
In Europe, there are also retirement havens not known by many people. France, for instance, has Languedoc in the south where couples or families can lead a good life at a reasonable cost.