Retiring into Asia: Poll Results

Retiring into Asia: Poll Results

We are not going to pretend that our recent poll, asking you to choose between Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as retirement detinations will bear scientific scrutiny. However, it does suggest that Thailand is very much the favoured destination for Australian retirees into Asia - receiving 55% of all the votes.

What is surprising, is that Thailand received three times of votes of the two runner-up countries, Indonesia and the Philippines, and the relatively poor performance of Malaysia - particularly since, in our view, it probably has the best organized retirement program amongst all the countries.

We will look to widen the survey next year, perhaps to include some up-and-coming countries, such as Vietnam and Cambodia.