According to the Annual Global Retirement Index for this year, Malaysia has been placed as the 7th best country to retire in.
The cost of living, which includes the price and quality of food, healthcare and accommodation, is a major factor for foreigners when looking for a place to retire in.
In Malaysia, a family of six can dine out in a good local Chinese restaurant for less than US$5.70 per person.
You can get a health test done in the country within an hour which includes an examination by a doctor, an ECG, blood and urine tests at just US$43.
Batu Ferringhi can be a good place to stay in Malaysia. You can rent a three-bedroom apartment with sea views for as little as US$403 per month.
Another thing foreigners find comforting about Malaysia is that all road signs are in both English and Malay, which makes driving around easy.