For years, the number of German pensioners who spend their old age outside their own country is constantly increasing. A particularly popular destination is the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The climate and the prices of real estate and costs of living speak for themselves.
There are many individual reasons to spend the pension abroad. More common is the concern about age poverty. Rising costs of living, lower pension levels and higher taxes mean that many people will struggle getting by when retired. Moreover, even without economic worries, a mild climate, a great landscape and the sea attracts attention.
The best example is a report from SWR 3 TV: https://youtu.be/8JKIp2mWY4A