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Cheapest country in the world to live???

Travel Forums General Talk Cheapest country in the world to live???

1. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 9y

Dear all,

What do you believe to be the cheapest country in the world to live?

Ok so this thread has two parts:-

(1) Not only the cheapest country in the world to live but...
(2) A country which is not only cheap to live but one in which you can have a healthy life style, maybe work and earn money as a foreigner (i.e. teaching) to continue the life style in which you are accustomed to?

OK so I will begin...

THE PLUS POINT:-
I am currently in China as an English teacher where I can save 65% of my salary each month and still have a wonderful time. i.e. Buy nice clothes, drink beer, smoke (cigeretts of course), party, pay for dinner for my close friends three times a week.

THE DOWN SIDE:-
There are only 2 foreigners in the city where I live and work, not many on the locals here have ever seen a foreigner, so... although I get looked at every time I step outside my front door and get treated like the Queen Mother, the novelty soon wears off.

Answers on a postcard please...

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4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

A friend of mine opened a B+B in Ghana specifically to cater to "western" tourists. He tells me he lives like a king out there.

5. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 9y

Mikey, I have considered doing that here. as you rightly said, you could make a fortune. There is only one fast food place here (which I won't name) but I would rather eat my own arm than the chicken burgers!

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Having said that, he did complain about the lack of basic amenities at time - struggling to get water and power at times.

7. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 9y

Quoting Paul3879

THE DOWN SIDE:-
There are only 2 foreigners in the city where I live and work, not many on the locals here have ever seen a foreigner, so... although I get looked at every time I step outside my front door and get treated like the Queen Mother, the novelty soon wears off.

I don't understand why you consider it being a downside having only 2 foreigners in the city where you live... As you are actually living in a foreign country?

I would think it a bonus: easier to learn the language, no "temptation" of speaking your home language each time you see another foreigner, etc.

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

Hey Paul, i dug up an old thread i made a long time ago, thought it would have some info possibly relevent to you and your topic, i'm sure you can find it usefull info http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=14225

good luck :)

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 27, 2007, at 6:50 PM by zachary ]