Image: Many retired Australian couples are selling up and moving to Asia where their money goes a lot further (Getty Images)Traditionally happy to retire ‘up the coast’, older Australians are increasingly choosing to spend their golden years in more exotic locales. Lucien Alperstein takes a look at what’s driving retirees to head to South East Asia in droves.
More and more Australians are retiring to a life of luxury in paradise. At least that’s the conclusion of Sell-up, Pack-up and Take Off, a book that’s part research, part yarn and part guide.
What's driving the people to South East Asia is that they can't live really well in Australia once they are retired, whereas they can live very, very well in South East Asia.Colleen Ryan, author