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21. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting mahmud

Bangladesh, Bangladesh & Bangladesh. Here you can take lunch only for 15 Cents (Bread & Egg Fry).So, think for Bangladesh.

Yeah I agree Mahmud. Even laborers there get cheap salary rates. They just earn $.17, and thats $1.36 for 8 hours, with no overtime pay. That's their shirt of misery for walmart products.

22. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

Its just typical that I would live in the 13th most expensive city unlucky for some ehhh

Think this way, you can work few months and save enough money to travel others months in another cheaper country. To who of us in that the case is the opposite, is harder to save money when been outside is much more expensive than be in home.

23. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

Bangkok - not the cheapest but a metropoly in comparison with slums

Yes Bangkok is much cheaper than KL or Singapore.

24. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Maybe I should move all stuff to Bangladesh in future...seriously I am thinking of moving out of my country...sell off all the ediot properties...I have no partner nor children...nothing to lose ya...only one big obstacle: where shallI place my parents then?

Dilemma and confusing...

25. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

In a cost of living survey of 144 cities across the globe, here are the cheapest 20:

125 BANGKOK Thailand
126 TUNIS Tunisia
127 DACCA (DHAKA) Bangladesh
128 SANTIAGO Chile
129 TEHRAN Iran
130 BLANTYRE Malawi
131 TIANJIN China
132 COLOMBO Sri Lanka
133 BOGOTA Colombia
134 HARARE Zimbabwe
135 SAN JOSE Costa Rica
136 KARACHI Pakistan
137 QUITO Ecuador
138 CHENNAI (MADRAS) India
138 CARACAS Venezuela
140 MONTEVIDEO Uruguay
141 BANGALORE India
142 BUENOS AIRES Argentina
143 MANILA Philippines
144 ASUNCION Paraguay

Taken from: Cost of living

I am so surprised to see Santiago as one of the cheapest. Chile is one of the most expensive (if not the most expensive) country in South America.

26. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting zachary

Hi, i want to move to a CHEAP CHEAP country to live in exile for a while, i want to quit partying and travelling and just live and work my ass off

i gotta have high speed internet and have a cheap ass place/country to live in

anyone know of a place that fits the profile????

Zachary, if I remember correctly...werent you living in Panama for awhile? I would think that Panama is pretty inexpensive for someone earning american currency there. I would probably have to pick just about any South American/Central American country as one of the cheapest places to live, except Chile (but never based on what you earn there). Then SE Asia is extremely cheap...Bangkok, Siem Reap (Cambodia) and definitely Bangladesh.

27. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting john7buck

Zachary, can we assume that you'll be working via the internet and earning income in US dollars or another strong currency? That's a hell of deal if so. I met a girl down in Argentina who had an English friend working in Buenos Aires. He was earning British Pounds (or the Euro; can't quite recall) and living damn well. As for drinks and smokes, it's been about a year and I've since quit smoking but South America is the place to do it. A pack of smokes generally costs around US$1 and a litre of beer can cost about the same if purchased at a bottle shop. From a bar, you're looking at a couple bucks. Keep us posted and if you need an assistant, drop me a line!

Quoting Hien

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Ranking 117)

just live and work my ass off
- depends on what kind of work you're looking for

BTW, the pay could be just as cheap too. But then again, it depends on the industry you're in.

hey guys thx for the price infos, and yes, i will be working doing what i already do, that is Internet marketing (no spam no popup :p ) so i will be making the same probably as i do now in USD, so if i pick the right country my dollar should go quite a bit further then it normally does here in the US

28. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting Abbytaxi

Quoting zachary

Hi, i want to move to a CHEAP CHEAP country to live in exile for a while, i want to quit partying and travelling and just live and work my ass off

i gotta have high speed internet and have a cheap ass place/country to live in

anyone know of a place that fits the profile????

Try Manila, Philippines and other suburban cities like Cavite, Olongapo, Gapan, etc. Really cheap if you're earning by dollars or pound or euros. Hell if in pesos and depends on what work you have.

funny you said this, because i have a friend in Cebu, Phillipines that i may move with in early october

29. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Quoting zachary

Hi, i want to move to a CHEAP CHEAP country to live in exile for a while, i want to quit partying and travelling and just live and work my ass off

i gotta have high speed internet and have a cheap ass place/country to live in

anyone know of a place that fits the profile????

Zachary, if I remember correctly...werent you living in Panama for awhile? I would think that Panama is pretty inexpensive for someone earning american currency there. I would probably have to pick just about any South American/Central American country as one of the cheapest places to live, except Chile (but never based on what you earn there). Then SE Asia is extremely cheap...Bangkok, Siem Reap (Cambodia) and definitely Bangladesh.

Hey Areinstein, yea i was living in Panama for a few months, for most part average stuff was really cheap, like beer, cigarrettes, food, taxi etc etc, but rent there in a nice area of town was VERY expensive, and club life was quite expensive too

i want something even cheaper than panama city if there is a place out there..............thx for your tips, and like i say above, think i may test out the Manila area in october :)

30. Posted by SABIR (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

Dear friends and especially Isadora,
I don't know how this list was compiled and who did it. I have my strongest reservations. Has anyone tried Pakistan? It is 40 per cent cheaper than India straightaway if you compare the parity of the US dollar vis a vis the Pakistani and Indian Rupee.
In toeing the US dollar as an intervention currency, since January 1981, the Pakistani rupee has already lost more than 600 times!!
Whether the dollar grew stronger or the rupee weakened, it makes no difference. Being a journalist, very widely travelled, and working for Pakistan's largest English newspaper Daily The News International, I assure you that Pakistan is the cheapest country on this planet. You want to try it? Come over--be my guest-------enjoy any facility on Earth at my cost-----------and you will still not bother me financially. Its not that I am rich, but because we are a cheap country. For Americans and Europeans especially, we are a heaven.
For ONE US DOLLAR-----------you get a two litre Pepsi bottle.
More than a pack of Marlboro.
You can trave by public transport throughout Lahore------a humming city of 8.5 million people--------and the dollar doesn't finish.
Two people can get very good pizza and pepsi.
You need around 200 dollars a month to rent a good 3-bedroom flat with stylish kitchen and bathroom.
What else?
An excellent five-star hotel costs you less than 75 dollars a night
You get all imported stuff sold at leding Western outlets at most cheaper rates here. In fact most of it is manufactured here and tags of great international companies are installed. Wanna see it happening in our factories?
Wanna see where Nike, Adidas, Levis, Reebok and other brands get their products made? Come over and see.
Bigger cities like Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad have extremely modern pockets. Liquor, clubs, elite motels all available here amidst fundamentalism.
See large red light districts fourishing here since 350 years.
Wanna see them? You will forget one at Amsterdam.
Any bets?

Sincerely,

SABIR SHAH
LAHORE
PAKISTAN