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31. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 25 Aug '05 16:17

Sabir,

If you look at page 1 of this thread, and my original post, you will see a link called "Cost of Living". That link will take you to the site from which I took the information. I did not say it was the definitive list, just quoted something I found and linked it for people to check the source. It will also explain how they collected their data. Hope you find that helpful.

32. Posted by SABIR (Budding Member, 21 posts) 26 Aug '05 01:25

Dear Gretchen,
I never meant that that you were wrong in any way (my apologies).
All I wanted to say was that I have some reservations with this list. Even a place is the cheapest on Earth and if people like you and me fear life there or we face an acute shortage of basic living necessities---------that we are used to and even some luxuries if we can afford--------its not worth discussing the god-forsaken place God Forbids.
In my post I only mentioned about large Pakistani cities where all one can dream of is available at the cheapest tariff. Otherwise, Pakistan overall stands on the edge of poverty too because nearly 70 odd per cent live in rural areas where nothing is available--except the natural beauty--which can suit us.
However, please try Pakistan for a change
I am here to host all TP members. Most welcome
-snip-

SABIR SHAH
LAHORE

Sorry Sabir - no personal e-mail addresses allowed in the forums.

[ Edit: Removed e-mail address ]

33. Posted by DirkvdM (Budding Member, 14 posts) 28 Aug '05 10:00

I've only skimmed through the other replies, but one thing that everyone seems to miss is that you also want to work there. Only Zachary says that maybe you'll be working through the Internet. If so, you can ignore this, but if you want to work locally you have to take into account that wages are usually at par with the cost of living. So whether a country is cheap is irrelevant then. It's the balance between the two.

34. Posted by zachary (Respected Member, 471 posts) 28 Aug '05 16:38

Quoting DirkvdM

I've only skimmed through the other replies, but one thing that everyone seems to miss is that you also want to work there. Only Zachary says that maybe you'll be working through the Internet. If so, you can ignore this, but if you want to work locally you have to take into account that wages are usually at par with the cost of living. So whether a country is cheap is irrelevant then. It's the balance between the two.

well, i have a job already, alls i need is my laptop and high speed internet and it will allow me to work from ANYWHERE in the world........and i will still make my current income, which is over the average salary in the US

i want my dollar to go a little further tho, so i can save quicker for a house and get some projects for work done

35. Posted by mahmud (Full Member, 247 posts) 28 Aug '05 20:25

Quoting cikusang

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...

Welcome Lee, i am eagarly waiting to see you soon!

36. Posted by mahmud (Full Member, 247 posts) 28 Aug '05 20:31

Quoting SABIR

Dear Gretchen,
However, please try Pakistan for a change
I am here to host all TP members. Most welcome
-snip-

SABIR SHAH
LAHORE

Sorry Sabir - no personal e-mail addresses allowed in the forums.

Welcome a Pakistani active memeber of TP. Sabir, I tried for Pakistan earlier, but it is very hard to get visas. I also went almost Asian countries but none demand various documents like Pakistan.

37. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member, 1361 posts) 28 Aug '05 21:53

Quoting cikusang
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...

Welcome Lee, i am eagarly waiting to see you soon!

So do I!
Lee

38. Posted by SABIR (Budding Member, 21 posts) 30 Aug '05 05:31

Dear Mahmud and Lee,
Both of you guys are welcome to Pakistan. Allow me to be your host. As far as Mahmud's mail is concerned, I understand Pakistani visa for Indians and Bangladeshis is very tough and vice versa. We can hope things can get better soon.

Mr.Lee,One of my articles on Pakistan's 40 RICHEST MEN has been selected by President General Mushjarraf for his web site

www.presidentofpakistan.gove.pk/CelebratedPakistanis.aspx
This article is badly copied somehow by Preident's staff, with some typographical errors, but still suggests the kind of research work that I do as an Economic journalist.
Read it and let me know. This is one of the most well-read articles in Pakistanis and by expatriate Pakistanis abroad of late. I am honoured though.
To see what I write more------------go to google----------type
SABIR SHAH+The News International Lahore

and you will find a few daily routine pieces I write for my newspaper-which is largest in Pakistan.

aLL WILLING TO TRAVEL TO iNDIA CAN STOP OVER AT lahore, MY FABULOUS cITY WHICH BORDERS iNDIA AND BE MY GUESTS

sabir shah
lahore
pakistan

39. Posted by davidtz (Budding Member, 4 posts) 3 Sep '05 02:19

Try out Tanzania. Any foreigner there lives and feels like a king or queen. Plus it's really peaceful, friendly and welcoming country

40. Posted by zachary (Respected Member, 471 posts) 3 Sep '05 13:00

Quoting davidtz

Try out Tanzania. Any foreigner there lives and feels like a king or queen. Plus it's really peaceful, friendly and welcoming country

i dont know anything at all about that place, but i will look into it, thx :)