If you love a tropical climate and affordable luxury, Thailand is one of the most affordable places to retire to in Asia. Furthermore, the country is open to foreigners and English is spoken widely in tourist centers. The weather is also great with summer temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius for 6 + months during the year (November to May). Although the cost of living varies, you can live a life of luxury with $1,500 -$2,000 a month in exotic islands like Phuket. Western dinner costs approximately $15 for two in Chiang Mai. Thailand is also home to the best health care system in Asia according to the WHO.