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Where is the cheapest place to relocate to???

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1. Posted by dan-d-man (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi,

I'm based in Ireland and both my wife and I want to relocate with our 3 young kids to the some place where the climate is better and the cost of living is cheap..real cheap!

We have looked at Panama and Chile, as well as some places in europe, but there always seems to be some glitch along the way. By this I mean it is either too remote, there are no schools nearby or the language is a problem.

Bocas Del Toro in Panama appeared to be the answer for awhile, but as time has past, we have found that the property situation down there has boomed and it now bordering on being on par with here in Ireland!

So can anyone here point us in the right direction? For the record, our kids ages range from 7 up to 13, just so you know the level of education we are thinkong about.

A side note here...both my wife and me are open-minded, so please don't limit your choices if the local folks "partake" in weed or grass. I traveled a lot before I married and had the best of times in places where the locals were stoned out of their skulls, if you understand what I mean. Besides, we want to expose our kids to as much diverse culture as we can, so please don't feel you have to limit your choices due to us having kids. This is not an issue for me or my wife..we take folks as they come..the only way to be really!

As long as it is cheap to settle down, live day to day and start over again..that is all we are looking for..

Hope somebody can help..

Regards..

dan-d-man

2. Posted by dan-d-man (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 20, 2006 6:54 PM by dan-d-man ]

3. Posted by dan-d-man (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Quoting dan-d-man

Hi,

I'm based in Ireland and both my wife and I want to relocate with our 3 young kids to the some place where the climate is better and the cost of living is cheap..real cheap!

We have looked at Panama and Chile, as well as some places in europe, but there always seems to be some glitch along the way. By this I mean it is either too remote, there are no schools nearby or the language is a problem.

Bocas Del Toro in Panama appeared to be the answer for awhile, but as time has past, we have found that the property situation down there has boomed and it now bordering on being on par with here in Ireland!

So can anyone here point us in the right direction? For the record, our kids ages range from 7 up to 13, just so you know the level of education we are thinkong about.

A side note here...both my wife and me are open-minded, so please don't limit your choices if the local folks "partake" in weed or grass. I traveled a lot before I married and had the best of times in places where the locals were stoned out of their skulls, if you understand what I mean. Besides, we want to expose our kids to as much diverse culture as we can, so please don't feel you have to limit your choices due to us having kids. This is not an issue for me or my wife..we take folks as they come..the only way to be really!

As long as it is cheap to settle down, live day to day and start over again..that is all we are looking for..

Hope somebody can help..

Regards..

dan-d-man

I almost forgot to mention a very important issue..that of mosquitoes, spiders and roaches!

If anyone can come up with a Country or part there-of where there are none or hardly any of the above..we would be most grateful..

My thanks in advance..

dan-d-man

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Quoting dan-d-man

I almost forgot to mention a very important issue..that of mosquitoes, spiders and roaches!

If anyone can come up with a Country or part there-of where there are none or hardly any of the above..we would be most grateful..

My thanks in advance..

dan-d-man

There is no such place. .............
Well, maybe Antarctica...but I couldn't tell you what the cost of living it ;)

5. Posted by dan-d-man (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Quoting Cupcake

There is no such place. .............
Well, maybe Antarctica...but I couldn't tell you what the cost of living it ;)

LOL..thanks Cupcake..I understand what you mean. Maybe I should put it this way..we are looking for somewhere that is really cheap to live and has no mossies. As for the others..and place where they don't look like they been fed steroids for six months!

Surely there must be some place out there that somebody has been to and knows about..aside from Antartica..or it's opposing counter-part??

All the best..

dan-d-man

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 20, 2006 8:23 PM by dan-d-man ]

6. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

i cant think of anywhere. especially if u want a warmer climate with no bugs

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Yeah, I lived in Upper Michigan (on Lake Superior) beautiful! Wonderful summers (except for the mosquitos) ...and horrible rotten winters...up to 60 below F, and 327 inches of snow :( BLECH!!! VERY CHEAP place to live .......
Then I moved to Arizona...warm (too warm in the summer..up to 115, 6 to 8 weeks of monsoons) and GIANT SPIDERS!!! DOUBLE BLECH!!!! Varies...some very cheap places to live, but most people wouldn't want to live in those places ;)
Tennessee is kind of in the middle, One of the cheapest cost of living places in the U.S. gets all four seasons (mild winter) but they still get sketters. :( although not as many as in the U.P.
Florida has awesome weather, but I swear they have the biggest bugs I have ever seen!
California has perfect weather, hardly any bugs (at least central coast) but good god, you need to be a bazillionair to live there!!!
If you do find this Shangri-la, please let me know! I will follow you there! :)