Are you thinking about retiring and buying property abroad?
A world of opportunities awaits retirees with a sense of adventure. In the charming colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador, you can buy property for about $100 per square foot. The Dominican Republic's Samana Peninsula attracts Europeans seeking a Caribbean lifestyle, and you can buy an apartment home within a 10-minute walk to the beach for as little as $100,000.
Across the great pond in the south of France, village homes and historic farm properties in Languedoc can be purchased for between $150 and $160 per square foot but much cheaper than in Provence. In villages such as Martos in Southern Spain, you can find fixer-upper town houses for less than $20,000, and turnkey town houses in the low $100s.
In Abruzzo, Italy, you have proximity to mountains, beaches and plenty of vineyards. There, move-in ready homes sell in the low $90,000 range -- about half the price of homes in Tuscany.