Panama: Modernity and nature
Panama City offers all the first-world advantages of a big city—it’s modern and exciting, with everything from golf to museums to fill your day. However, nature lovers who choose Panama often go further afield, moving to delightful towns like Boquete, which boasts a lush highland setting and proximity to Panama’s extraordinary biodiversity.
Easy transition: The U.S. dollar is legal tender here, so there’s no concern about exchange rates—and residency for retirees requires a (lifetime) monthly income of only $1,000. Although rent can be pricey in Panama City, most things, including health care, cost much less than they typically do in the U.S.