Thailand is a frequent destination for retirees. The country’s low cost of living, stable economy and favorable climate makes it an ideal retirement spot. Thailand also offers inexpensive and quality medical care. In Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, numerous hospitals cater to international patients. Overall the country is safe and has a low crime rate. Chang Mai province, which is located in northern Thailand, is the country’s second largest city and a less expensive alternative to Bangkok. Rental apartments range from $100 to $150 per month, as of November 2010. Retirees wishing to live in Thailand are required to obtain a non-immigrant visa and must be at least 50 years of age.