Here’s where you can retire nicely on just $30,000 a year … outside the U.S.

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If you’ve been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.

A report by International Living, which publishes information about living overseas, lists destinations where you can coast through retirement on less than $30,000 a year.

To be sure, retiring in a new country will require studying up on tax implications, along with pulling off some other logistical maneuvering.

Yet for many older Americans, the work will be well worth finding a new, affordable place to spend their golden years.

The average monthly Social Security check is $1,404, and more than 40% of single adults receive more than 90% of their income from that check, according to the government.

Here are the international cities where that check will go far, according to International Living.

1. Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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Puerto Viejo in Limon, Costa Rica.
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A couple can live comfortably in this coastal town on the Caribbean Sea for just $2,025 a month, or $24,300 a year, according to International Living.

You’ll find warm weather, beaches, and Italian, Argentinian and French restaurants.

2. Lagos, Portugal

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Couples can live in this town in southern Portugal for $2,080 a month, or $24,960 a year, according to International Living.

Lagos, on the Atlantic and boasting with moderate climate year-round, is great for retirees who want to live near the ocean. Transportation options abound and the city is fairly flat, making it great for walking, too.

3. Akumal, Mexico

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The Akumal Caribbean beach in Riviera Maya.
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Couples can retire in this tropical town south of Cancun for $2,240 a month, or $26,880 a year, according to International Living.

“Famously known for its spectacular clear bay filled with sea turtles, Akumal has matured from a secretive destination for divers to a growing tourist hotspot,” the overseas retirement site says of the town, which lies between resorts Playa del Carmen and Tulum on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

4. Volcan, Panama

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Volcan will cost couples around $1,500 a month, or $18,000 a year, in living expenses.

This inland town lies in the middle of a farming community in a valley, and has a population around 14,000. You’ll need to speak some Spanish to be able to communicate with locals and do business, according to International Living.

5. Medellin, Colombia

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Medellin, population 2.5 million, is Colombia’s second-largest city. A couple could live well here for $2,000a month, or $24,000 a year.

The city, snuggled in a valley in the towering Andes Mountains, is filled with more than 30 universities, as well as art and history museums and restaurants.

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