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1. Posted by debussy007 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hello everyone,

My first post in this forum!

I am looking some advice of people having experience in moving out to another cheap country.

I am 24yrs old, live with parents for now on, no partner, not many friends, nothing to lose.
I have enough of working 8/9 hours a day in the office and want to live in a cheap country for years, exiling,
with the money I saved up, about 10K euro.

Is it possible with that amount of money to live some years in a poor/cheap country ?
What country do you advice ? By preference a country with open-minded people.
(no countries based on religion like arab countries)

I also make some money via the Internet, so I'll need an Internet connection.

Thank you for any kind help.

2. Posted by vlaja (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

southeast asia & india
good luck

3. Posted by Kiowa (Inactive 62 posts) 8y

Quoting debussy007

(no countries based on religion like arab countries)

what a sentence

4. Posted by daidreamer (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Your plan is my plan! Though I am only brave enough to do it for 6months!

I am going to Roatan, Honduras. Honduras is the cheapest central american country although the bay islands (of which roatan is one) are more expensive than the mainland. Have you considered work as a dive instructor? People i know who live on beaches for years seem to get by doing a bit of dive work.

Your plan intrigues me! I think its an excellent idea.

I am off to Roatan in sept and not coming home for 6months, i am taking about 3k euros i hope, so way more than you're planning. If youre serious, i would recommend a bit more saving, even if you never spent it, would it not be good to have it there when you need it? It is a big commitment so lenghty preparation seems sensible.

Im at work now but would love to discuss further!!

5. Posted by daidreamer (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Oh yeah, and i HAVE to add that wishing to not be based in a "religion-based country" makes perfect sense to me. Why would an atheist such as myself want their life complicated by putting themselves in such surroundings??

Why is the world so pathetically politically correct these days?

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 17, 2008, at 5:55 AM by daidreamer ]

6. Posted by travelglob (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

India can be a good option...but before moving to any cuntry just make the plans as what you will be doing in that country and how long you are going to stay like 3years 4 years ?


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7. Posted by expat2368 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Moldova... between Romania and Ukraine. EVERYTHING you could want is in Chisinau the capital city... and you can live in the smaller villages for next to nothing. Internet access everywhere.

8. Posted by VgbndFrnk (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Jeese! I would wanna move someplace a littler warmer than Moldova! Honduras sounds nice! I heard there was a little cheaper to live on an island in Lake Snogav, Romania. Yes, its colder, but you can chase dragons and maybe meet Dracula. There are plenty of hostels, and I'm ure the living expenses aren't terrible! Think about it!


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9. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y


I dont know if I should be inspired to join the AL QAEDA or just laugh at this reality.
Another young westerner coming to the 3rd world and getting everything they can't have back home.
Yeah, but I have friends who are like that. Its a love and hate thing for me. Id be bored to death without english speaking foreigners.

If you speak English and especially if you are blonde go to China. Ooops, you said cheap... well, if you want something cheaper, hit southeast asia, go to Cambodia and Vietnam or the classic route THAILAND.

10. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

India, China, Thailand come to mind - a lot of people do this.

Not sure of this internet thing but it might not necessarily integrate you into the new culture your staying in. So you might not meet new people doing this (unless its some really well paying thing you can travel around and keep yourself entertained with :) )

I think in staying in another country you should have some kind of purpose and integrate yourself into the community (ie. work). Teaching english, study or some kind of volunteer work perhaps? Otherwise you might get stuck in a trap as you'd get really bored, and then travelling around and doing touristy things will eat up your funds.
Take a look at what such countries can offer to foriegners. Of course if you're willing to learn the local language, there's much more on offer, but that would take time!

Mind you India and Thailand are considered very religious countries - but they are relaxed in accepting people of other cultures/religions/etc. I can't comment on the Middle East but most travellers I speak to say people are friendly here anyway.


[ Edit: Edited on Jul 22, 2008, at 10:32 AM by Erik85 ]