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51. Posted by mactruck (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Howdy,

I am a new member and have somewhat similar interests as the original poster. I am looking to find a place to retire to. I have about $200K and $1500/mo income. I am looking for a place that will allow me to live a life of moderate comfort.

SInce that is vague description, I will qualify the things which are most important to me. Warm climate, small venue. Friendly, working-class people who can easily assimilate a person from another culture. Modest living quarters. Good fresh food. Cheap local alcohol with few obstacles in obtaining it. Doctors with liberal views on patient comfort. Stable banks and adequate postal service. Never heard of Jerry Fallwell. A place to find solitude, enjoy my vices and play my guitar.

52. Posted by toothache (Full Member 82 posts) 11y

And what about Indo-Chine: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar??? Many media reported Vietnamese are crazily hunting for money due to the fast development across the China Border...

And the media in Singapore, and maybe Malaysia?... has Indo-Chine ladies coming down to hunt for husbands too in Sngapore...

Well, any country has its cheapest and expensive places to live.
Money makes the world go round and round and ever rounder....

53. Posted by Nanna (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Well it looks like my post is going to be somewhat outdated, but the initial post was what I was going to write for my first post then found this one.

As it is sometime since these posts I would be interested to see where you ended up Zachary.

Although I have about 6 months or so to prepare, I will be looking at a similar request to yourself. In other words a must is going to be fast consistent internet connection. Followed by cheap but pleasant living quarters.

So I shall be devouring the information already posted and do some additional research.

Any additional information would also be greatly appreciated.

54. Posted by jb5music (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Well this is sort of far down the list of replies but if it's not obvious to some this Zachary fellow obviously makes his money online and can withdraw it at the ATM. So I have to say BEEN THERE AND AM DOING THAT. Now, what I want to know that I AM in Thailand and the dollar is strong here. I've been to Cambodia but try to buy a disposable razor. Supermarket? What's that. How about imigration. Want to fly a thousand miles every three months for $400 to STAY in your cheap country. Where is it cheap to live?, where you can get a 6 month or year visa, where they HAVE atm's,phone's (much less high speed DSL), where they have malls and stores or even 7/11's AND your immigration doesnt require you to run all over the place all the time at more than half the cost of your room and board. THAT!!! is the question Zachry!
John B.

55. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Isadora

Is the survey, about people travelling and staying in hotels, or for people renting houses and appartments?

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 23, 2006, at 3:05 PM by Mel. ]

56. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 9y

Quoting jb5music

Well this is sort of far down the list of replies but if it's not obvious to some this Zachary fellow obviously makes his money online and can withdraw it at the ATM. So I have to say BEEN THERE AND AM DOING THAT. Now, what I want to know that I AM in Thailand and the dollar is strong here. I've been to Cambodia but try to buy a disposable razor. Supermarket? What's that. How about imigration. Want to fly a thousand miles every three months for $400 to STAY in your cheap country. Where is it cheap to live?, where you can get a 6 month or year visa, where they HAVE atm's,phone's (much less high speed DSL), where they have malls and stores or even 7/11's AND your immigration doesnt require you to run all over the place all the time at more than half the cost of your room and board. THAT!!! is the question Zachry!
John B.

well, VISA's are not a problem for me usually either, since I LOVE to travel I would still be travelling a LOT, but I have been living in Philippines and I can easily get extensions there for months at a time so Philippines is not a problem, Thailand is little more difficult I think.

57. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello zacery and JB5music, and Happy Christmas

Arent there some places u can live, so long as u can show that u have money comming in, without the usual visa requirements? For example, i have heard, than in Thailand, u can get much longer visas, if u want to live there, so long as u can show, that u have at least 500euros comming in, from some other country, every month. A lot of retired folks seem to take advantage of this and move to Thailand.

Mel

58. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Hello zacery and JB5music, and Happy Christmas

Arent there some places u can live, so long as u can show that u have money comming in, without the usual visa requirements? For example, i have heard, than in Thailand, u can get much longer visas, if u want to live there, so long as u can show, that u have at least 500euros comming in, from some other country, every month. A lot of retired folks seem to take advantage of this and move to Thailand.

Mel

Not totally sure about that, I'll have to check, that would be better for that country and for the person aswell if it is like that, so I hope I hope!!!

59. Posted by DuBerry (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

What about Belize?

There's an online (long) article about living there and it sounds great. http://hometown.aol.com/belizebargains/myhomepage/personal.html

Anybody know anything about the place?

I do a kind of qualitative research consulting and can do about 90% of the work over the net, but have to be in the states about 4 times a year, so... I'd love to be someplace beautiful and cheap for all that down-time. (I live in Huntington Beach, CA. In my opinion not beautiful, expensive and unfriendly!) Oh, and I'd have to bring my cats.

Thanks!

By the way, where did you end up, Zachary?

60. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 9y

Quoting DuBerry

Where did you end up, Zachary?

Late reply but better late than never right? hehe

I ended up in Cebu, Philippines, VERY cheap place, I live far away in a province and transporting to my office is pretty shitty (1-2hours away) so I can probably only handle another 5-6 months of this living, I plan to move to a new place soon, will let you know when I find out :)