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4 African Countries You Should Consider for Your Retirement in 2019 – New Study Reveals

A study done by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found that the average female, 65 and older, spends about $19,000 per year on health-related expenses while the average male spends just a little over $18,000.

There is no doubt that once you are retired, there is some unspoken drive for you to want to search for peace and quietude as much as possible. For many, it might just be about staying away from negative energies and people; for others, it means completely moving away.

However, if you are looking for a place with relatively dependable political stability, great weather, wonderful people and lots of beautiful locations to visit, Africa has quite a few countries for you to consider.

Africa’s top four countries to consider for your retirement:

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Eritrea, Asamara


The capital of Eritrea, Asamara, has been listed as one of the safest cities in the world. The city is welcoming in many ways and makes it a good choice for a place to retire.

The cost of living is low. Rent ranges between $400 and $850 a month.

For lovers of Italian food, Asmara has a good choice of good Italian restaurants due to its colonial heritage.

The cool climate, combined with the scenery, makes Asmara a favourable destination, according to

Ghana Kotoka Airport
Office space near the Kotoka Airport via Vodafone Ghana


Ghana remains one of the most peaceful countries in West Africa with a good record of being the most democratic country in the region.

The country, popularly known as the Gateway to Africa, is also touted as a country with truly hospitable people. The country is also very safe to live in and work, especially for foreigners.

The standard of living in Ghana is also very low, while there are innumerable locations for sight-seeing and tourism. Ghana is surely a place you should consider for that retirement.

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Chinese companies have been the lead contractors in most satellite cities in Kenya


Kenya is a beautiful country with beautiful people and a very rich culture. The country has seen rapid improvements to its economy over the last decade.

The cost of living in Kenya is also considerably cheaper. The East African country also has a democratically-elected government and a robust universal healthcare system.


And, you can’t go wrong with exploring the best Safaris of the world in Kenya. In Kenya, you get to see what they call the Big Five: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and the rhino.

Gaborone, Botswana


Botswana is a lesser-known nation in the context of this post. However, the country is considered by most people as very safe for locals and settlers alike.

This landlocked country in Southern Africa has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods.

The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals, including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs.

Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana, takes smaller portions of one’s monthly budget as compared to living in most other countries.


Written by How Africa

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