Panama, third top destination for retirement

Panama rose to third place in the "Best places to retire" ranking by International Living newsletter.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Panama is right behind Mexico and Ecuador, and is ranked above Uruguay and Italy.
Despite having moved up a rank with regards to 2007, Panama has still not regained first place, which it held for six consecutive years in this index.

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Panama is still a great place to retire, but this year it slipped from first place, which it has occupied for six years, to fourth according to the rankings of the publication International Living.

The reason for the change is that in May 2007 authorities reduced the time on a tourist vist from 90 days to 30 days for Americans and Canadians.

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