Retirement in America is too expensive, so some are going offshore

“Retirement offshoring” is the little-discussed phenomenon of migration from North to South by retirees. A new book examines the lives of expats in Ecuador and their struggle to stay in the middle class.

The movement of “snowbird” pensioners from cold Northern countries to warmer, Southern ones, illustrates that maintaining middle-classness into one’s golden years is getting more and more difficult. It is also the story of the stark inequality between wealthy countries that produce “expats” and poorer countries that send “migrants.”

Read more (The New Republic) »

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