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  1. I’ve been checking out Cost Rica and Panama. How does Peru compare? Both countries have some incentitives for expat retirement, does Peru? thanks, DH

    • Ilene Little
      December 15, 2010

      There are two T4H members with local knowledge of Peru. Visit our community site and type “Peru” into the search box to find these members. You will be able to initiate contact w/Mr. Gilkey and a Dr. Pait.

      We hope you will create a free account and participate in our community.

      • Katherine "Katy" Behr
        February 20, 2012

        Hubby and I are thinking about retiring to Peru. We farm organically and would like to bring our horses, dairy goats, chickens, and pet dogs and kitties. Is that possible and can Americans buy small farms in Peru? Also we are New Amish and would like to have church services in our home. Can one survive on U.S. Social Security payments? We are still young enough to work. Thanks and God bless.

  2. I also will be retiring in Peru in 2 years. What i can’t find an answer to is how much do I pay in Peruvian income taxes on my social securiy payments from the US ? Can anyone answer that?


    • Ilene Little
      August 7, 2011

      Hi Lisamarie,

      None of our members has posted a reference to Chaing Mai, however, type Thailand and or Bangkok into the search button and you will at least find people who live in Thailand and are, in some way, affiliated with medical tourism. They should know who to go to.

      Also, a respected Canada-based international association for medical assistance to travellers (IAMAT) lists as a contact for travellers the following facility and contact info:

      133 Kaew Navarat Road
      Phone: (66 053) 921 777 / Fax: (66 053) 921 734

      Contact name Adul Warin, MD. FACS. FICS

      I don’t know if you need to be a member of IAMAT to receive special consideration as an IAMAT member, but you could always join (it’s a non-profit; donation of your choice requested upon registering).

  3. i think people can do it as it is a good place for living.

  4. If you’re looking to retire in Peru, you should consider the posibility of living in Oxapampa, a small city located 8 hrs east of Lima, in the “ceja de selva” region.
    Oxapampa was founded in 1891 by a group of German and Austrian immigrants. In Oxapampa you can find numerous houses, churches and buildings with traditional European architecture.

    Today, Oxapampa is a nice blend of traditions and ways from German, Austrian and Peruvian cultures which manifest in everything our people does: gastronomy, dances, celebrations, etc.

    Oxapampa has mild weather year round with a short rainy season that goes from December thru February. Rain is rare during the remainder of the year. Oxapampinos are very friendly and have relaxed ways and are never in a hurry, however we make sure there is time for celebrations of all kinds! The most important celebrations occur between July and August, with August 30th being the Province Day.

    Living in Oxapampa is very inexpensive. A special sales tax exemption makes this area one of the lowest cost of living in all of Peru. Standard of living is high.

    If you would like to have the same standard of living that you have in your country you must check our development in Oxapampa: Alpental- Barrio Privado.

    Alpental Barrio Privado is a unique real state development in Perú. Perfectly located in the beautiful Chontabamba valley, only 5 minutes away from the city of Oxapampa. Expect mild weather year round and the most beautiful natural surroundings of Peru.

    We have prepared a first class gated community with all services and amenities: water, electricity, street lightning, wide access roads and streets, parks, common areas and private security. Additionally we have prepared a specific Architectural code (modern Alpine/German style) that guarantees the harmony, beauty and tranquility in this wonderful natural paradise.

    Alpental Barrio Privado is without a doubt the best living alternative in Oxapampa and one of the best living and real estate investment opportunities in Peru.

    Please google our name (Alpental – Barrio Privado” to visit our website.


  5. Oscar M.Busso
    August 22, 2013

    I am a Peruvian physician of Italian extraction living in the U.S.since 1988,and I am glad to hear that there are people interested in retiring in my beautiful country.
    But like everywhere, you need to know enough about the place and their people before making the move. The benefit of being American in Peru though, is that people will simply love you with passion. Lima, our main city is huge and has it’s gorgeous places and very ugly ones too. Outside of Lima things are totally different and it’s way more peaceful.
    Before moving to Peru, you need to make friends with Peruvians that are familiar with the way Americans live, in order for them to assist you and help you integrate.
    I understand that the Peruvian economy is very strong nowadays however, the U.S.dollar and American retirement money should be enough for U.S.citizens to live more than comfortably in the country.
    And before I conclude, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t judge Peru just from having seen Lima; our country-side is tremendously more beautiful & sincere than our Nation’s Capital.
    Best of luck to all of you considering relocating to the “Incas Country”.

  6. Peter szewczyk
    January 4, 2014

    Hi Peter
    I am reteired in Peru 6 years no tax on your SS
    Can answer you more ? Sincerely Peter

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