Picking a foreign destination for retirement involves a bunch of trade-offs that are very personal. Other than the biggie — health care and costs — you also want to consider ease of everyday living, travel restrictions, scenery, food, culture, amenities, the weather and the law. Then there’s also this one: will you like your new environment full time?
These questions come into play no matter where you choose to retire, whether it be North America, Europe, Asia, or South America. But have you ever considered Africa? In most African countries the cost of living is much lower than in industrialized Western nations, the pace is slower and more friendly, and there are certain perks (but also drawbacks, of course). Here are 12 great cities to retire to in Africa where we think you can get a lot of bang for your buck, and a decent standard of living.
This article originally appeared on AFKInsider.com.