Retirees can’t enjoy their retirement without good health. That’s why International Living has compiled a list of the international retirement destinations offering the world’s best health-care services, at a cost much lower than in the U.S. 

To compile the list, International Living assessed 25 countries in the healthcare category of their magazine's 2019 Global Retirement Index. The top six provide clean, excellent hospitals, highly trained doctors, and affordable care, according to International Living.

Here, in ascending order, are the six countries with the world’s best health care.

5. Costa Rica (tie)

Costa Rica is just as famous for its first-rate, affordable healthcare, as it is for its beaches, volcanoes and biodiversity. Expats have access to Costa Rica’s two health-care systems. Both are constantly being upgraded with new hospitals, new equipment and improvements in staff training. Many Costa Rican doctors speak English and received their training in Europe, Canada or the U.S., according to International Living.