12 Best Beach Cities in the World to Retire

On: May 18, 2020
By: Abhishek Dey

2. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana Beach may not be on a deserted island, but the atmosphere is what makes this one of the most famous beaches in the world. Roughly 160,000 people live in Copacabana and thousands of others are visiting at any time (especially for the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration). Enjoy the warm water, soak in some rays, visit the famous bars and restaurants, or simply enjoy a long afternoon of people watching. The crowds and entertainment on this 4-kilometer-long stretch of sand never disappoint.

Population: 926,371
Median House Value: $172,500
Median Monthly Rent: $921
Happiness Index: 6.37 (Country rank 32)

“With unfiltered sunrays, shimmering waves and bustling beachgoers, Copacabana lives up to its name. It truly is the hottest spot north of Havana!”

  • Accessibility: 10/10
  • Atmosphere: 9/10
  • Sand and Water Quality: 6/10
  • Annual Days of Sunshine: 279
  • Average Annual Temperature: 28.4 C