Top 20 cheapest places to retire (Excerpt)

Rather than eking out their pensions at home, retirees are looking further afield for a better life. By Chris Middleton

24th October 2011

"No one has been credit-crunched more cruelly than Britain’s pensioners,or soon-to-be pensioners. Having banked on being able to live off a steady stream of interest from their savings, millions of people are discovering that the flow has turned into a muddy trickle. Retirement plans are having to be revised, and more of us are investigating the possibility of selling up and moving somewhere cheaper overseas. We may have been royally stuffed by the economic situation in this country, but maybe we can live like kings in exile ....."

Kraków, Poland

Krakow Lubicj Brewery COnversionBuy a place in the Lubicz Brewery, and you will be living in a stunning converted 19th-century building, in a 21st-century shops-flats-restaurants-and-offices development, within walking distance of a 13th-century market square (Rynek Glowny, in Kraków Old Town). Move fast, and you could be there in time for the UEFA 2012 Football Championships.

For sale: One-bedroom apartment in the Lubicz Brewery £79,000. Property Venture (01932 849536; www.property-venture.com).

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