If you are interested in South America, keep reading about the best places to retire in Bolivia. You may be thinking of retirement and you don’t know where to go? Do you love sunshine, fantastic meals and good drinks? If yes, you need to just pack your luggage, put your sunglasses and sun lotion into your bag and go to Bolivia! Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find lots of interesting facts about his topic.
Bolivia is much cheaper than the USA. Consumer prices are 50% lower than in the United States, while the rent prices are 70% lower. Then you have natural beauties that are rarely seen anywhere else, combined with a very pleasant climate. The natives are very friendly, and there is a large expat community in almost all the bigger cities. The minor problem for some could represent the fact that Bolivia is landlocked. And what about the healthcare? According to WHO, the country spends 6.3% of GDP on health and has only 0.4 physicians per 1,000 people, which is the second worst rate in South America.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked two places from their list for now. In La Paz the IM score is 11, rent cost is $260, meal cost is $4.22. Hospital to population ratio is 22,944. The temperature is 40/56°F, rainy days 11/31, sunny days 0/22. Did you notice how a country’s capital is always a good retirement destination, but never the best? It’s the same thing with Bolivia’s capital, La Paz. Although it isn’t the largest city in the country, its metropolitan area is the most populous. Thanks to the city’s high altitude, the climate in La Paz is characterized by dry winters and summers with lots of rain. There are plenty of things to see and experience here, given the fact that La Paz represents one of the most important cultural centers of Bolivia. The second one is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where the IM score is 15, rent cost is $330, meal cost is $3.61. Hospital to population ratio is 25,739. The temperature is 70/92°F, rainy days 5/23, sunny days 8/25. This is the city with the most expensive rent on our list of best places to retire in Bolivia. Big rent prices shouldn’t be a surprise since Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the country’s most populous city and one of the cities with the fastest growth in the world. It represents the Bolivia’s biggest economic center and is a destination that hosts the largest number of expats. The fast development influenced the culture offer as well, ranging from museum to contemporary art shows. You’ll love the climate here since it is warm almost all year long and there is not a lot of rain compared to other destinations.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 best places to retire in Bolivia.