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Any one who wants to enjoy good days after retirement should not go anywhere other than France. France which is one of the historic places of the world and centre of tourism would be a cool, exciting and relaxing place for living happily. A person would find a very high standard of living if plan for retirement in France. There are many modern cities which offer the facilities of life at very cheaper and affordable rates.

A retiree may find however things move slowly as compared to the US and also there would be language barriers. However; the local population is very nice and co-operative and they also understand English as the second language. In common with, learning French is not a big deal and with in few months a person could become able to speak French fluently.

There is pleasant and beneficial weather in all parts of France. In the central region the winter could be found long and chilling, although the peripheral areas have a more moderate climate. There is a lot of greenery, villages, mountains, waterways, pleasant night life and all the enjoyable features available. If you love the outdoors you will love retiring to France.

France offers high quality of health care to all of its citizens including foreign retirees. The health system in France is considered one of the best health care systems that have expert international and national doctors, nurses and fully advanced and equipped hospitals. The important thing is that these health care facilities are supplied at very cheaper rate compared to the United States. The medications are less expensive and also there is private health insurance policy to cover many of the health expenses.

The rental rates of houses are slightly expensive in main areas and cities of the country. In Paris the monthly rate of an apartment is about $2500 per month approximately. Rents in other areas like peripheral areas are much less and cost up to $700 per month. Purchasing a property in France costs much less as compared to USA and UK. The cost of a house in rural area is approximately $60,000-70,000 and the cost of an apartment is approximately $100,000.

The daily living expenses in France are higher, however; for US and UK citizens these still are lower as compared to their own home land. The tax policy in France has increased the prices on various items, including cloths, house hold utensils etc. The good thing is that majority of the expenses on health and education are born by the government, hence the things become affordable even though they are expensive. The expenses for one adult including meals, groceries, transportation etc would cost around $500 - 600 per month. That is why France has a low cost of living.

The people of France are always co-operative, helpful and give warm welcome to the foreigners especially for US citizens. In conclusion, France is the good place to spend the livings as retiree in order to get all the facilities of life at affordable rates.

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