7 Best Places to Retire or Live in Goa: 2022

On: May 29, 2022
By: Abhishek Dey

Best Places to Retire and Live in Goa: For Ex-pats and NRIs

If you’re an NRI or Expat who is looking to retire in Goa for its topical summer, nightlife, and the mesmerizing new year eves, do make sure to check out these beautiful places in North Goa. If I had to choose between the two, I would prefer North Goa because of the party scenes, hookah, and all the fantastic people you’d eventually end up meeting. Also, if your friends are visiting Goa, you can host them and have a lot to offer if you’re staying in North Goa instead of South Goa. As an Expat or an NRI, your choice of locations can vary based on your taste and preferences, but make sure you check out these places. Also, I would suggest you go with Vianaar Homes and negotiate to buy any of their bungalows that have a taste of luxury and are priced well (a bit on the higher side, though).

  • Panaji
  • Miramar
  • Vagator
  • Nerul
  • Reis Magos
  • Dona Paula

Is Goa a Good Option to Retire for LGBTs?

Goa can sound fancy with its global presence, but sadly, it is still not an LGBT vibrant city. There aren’t many LGBT parties happening around the year, mainly due to the low density of LGBT people in the city. However, there are some parties in the month of December and special Saturdays. Also, LGBT dating is not prevalent in Goa as most of the people are tourists and visit Goa with their friends and family. So, if you’re looking for regular dating scenes while staying in Goa, you should definitely consider a place that is close to beaches in North Goa. Another thought of concern is that most of millennials are choosing places like Bali, Thailand, for their December getaways due to the surge in flight fares for Goa, leaving it less dense even in the peak seasons of December and January.

Is Goa a Good Option to Retire for Singles?

I won’t recommend Goa as an option if you’re single and looking to stay or retire in Goa. The reason is, that Goa is still not a cosmopolitan city. The people in Goa bring in diverse flavours but are limited to specific months of the year. Life is secluded otherwise, and being single, you need your friends to be around you, but the majority of them will be in the cities they work, and you’ll be left alone. But you can feel free to explore a few months in Goa and see how it works for you. Maybe you can consider an Airbnb for a month and pay INR 30,000 to 50,000 to check out if the city lives up to your vibes. If so, go ahead with your plans of settling in Goa.