Most Retirees Dream of Living on Jeju, Survey Shows

Most people in their 50s or older want to live on Jeju after they retire, a new poll shows. According to the survey conducted by Senior Partners on 337 of its members in this age bracket, 27.6 percent of respondent said they want to live on the subtropical island known for its beautiful beaches after they stop working.

Gangwon Province was the second most preferred area with 15.1 percent, followed by Gyeonggi Province with 13.1 percent, South Chungcheong Province with 10.7 percent and South Jeolla Province with 10.1 percent.

Many respondents considered a clean natural environment a high priority in selecting which area they want to live in after they retire.

According to a study released by KB Financial Group on Feb. 19, many baby boomers born between 1955 and 1963 want to change their residence after they retire. Some 82.9 percent of 560 respondents said they will consider moving to another area to live out their golden years.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 07, 2014 10:20 KST