Something that comes with retirement is a change of lifestyle. For many people, it is a chance to do what they want to do – this might be spending more time with family and friends, spending time volunteering for something that you are passionate about or taking up a new hobby or a sport.
Something else that many people look to change when they retire is where they live – with work no longer something that needs to be taken into account, when you retire you have more freedom to make decisions on where you live, whether this is somewhere that is close to family, or a place with a retirement community like these parkhomelife park homes for sale in Gloucestershire.
Something that you also might consider is moving abroad – if you have always wanted to live in another country, but work has stopped this from happening, retirement is your perfect opportunity to do just this! However, here are some of the things to think about before you pack up your suitcase and buy a one way ticket out of the UK…
Healthcare – As we get older, we tend to require more care to keep us healthy. Other countries will have different healthcare systems to the UK and you should take the time to look into how it works in the country that you have chosen to move to. In some cases, the healthcare might not be as advanced, and in others you may need to pay for healthcare. There are many different systems all over the world, so spend some time reading up on it.
Belongings – Think about what you want to take with you and how you will get it there. Look into services that will help you to move your things from the UK. Pets are another thing to consider, as you will likely need to provide the correct travel documentation for your pets, as well as having to put your pet into quarantine when you go to another country.
Finances – Make sure that you have got your finances in order before you go, and as well as the costs to move out there, what you can expect your incomings and outgoings to be. Taxes may work differently to how they are in the UK, so get some advice on what to expect to pay abroad.