12 Best Countries To Live Perfectly Well on Social Security Alone

France

Mais, oui! Many Americans are scared of France, in terms of living there. But despite being one of Europe’s largest countries and the center of high fashion, France is also a budget-friendly country for people who want to spend their golden years in the country of love.

France has made it into the annual Global Retirement Index, in which it was stated that “France has all the ingredients we look for at International Living. Good food, good wine, haute couture, a good climate, unspoiled countryside, glittering culture, excellent healthcare, colorful traditions and history, and, as a bonus, the glamour and sophistication of Paris — arguably the world’s most bewitching capital.”

Moneywise, you’ll have to pay around the same price as in the United States for things like electricity, cable TV, and water bills in bigger cities, smaller cities and towns that are even more affordable. A couple can live quite well with $2,083 to $2,483 a month, including rent and health services.

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