When your children are old enough to look after themselves and you no longer have the pressure of a career it can be the perfect time to move abroad.
But knowing where to start looking when considering retiring overseas can be difficult.
So the Natixis Global Retirement Index rated 150 countries on how how good they would be to retire to.
Their results are based on criteria including access to health care, life expectancy, tax burden, investment opportunity and overall quality of life.
Here are the top 10:
10. New Zealand
For a strong health care system and improving income equality.
For a strong healthcare system and low income inequality.
For having the number one health care system in the world.
For relatively high per capita income and a narrow income gap among citizens.
For a high quality of life and good natural environment.
For improved economy and strong material wellbeing.
For a bright economic outlook and improvement in the banking sector.
For a strong retirement savings programme and 5% unemployment rate.
For a universal healthcare system and strong material wellbeing.
For a strong economy and banking system and a compulsory pension scheme.