According to the list, Vietnam ranked 18th place with 68.3 points out of 100 on the Annual Global Retirement Index 2022.

Furthermore, the country took the lead in terms of the Cost of Living category with a score of 96 out of 100.

Wendy Justice, IL Southeast Asia contributor, said she usually purchases fruit, vegetables, and meat at the local traditional market, adding that the prices of these items will be slightly higher at major supermarkets, which can be found in every city across the country.

She stressed that entertainment is also inexpensive in the nation as people only have to pay US$4 to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster at the theater or US$2 to US$3 to buy a ticket to visit excellent museums located throughout the country.

Panama took first place in the list of top 20 World’s Best Places to Retire in 2022 with 86.1 points, followed by Costa Rica with 85.1 points, and Mexico with 83.8 points.