10 best places to retire overseas

  • 4. Abruzzo, Italy

    Impressive Abruzzo, Italy. Freeartist

    Abruzzo is the most overlooked and undervalued of all the regions in Italy, according to Peddicord. Though a bit more expensive than Mexico or Malaysia, Abruzzo is both beach and mountain close, allowing residents to ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon -- all while living in a quaint, historic town.

    A two-bedroom apartment rents for roughly $1,000 at current exchange rates, while internet and electricity will set you back about $130 per month; a doctor's visit, $35. Plan on a total monthly budget of about $1,750.