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1. Posted by shermanatl (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

I recently retired and am now working another job to survive in Atlanta.
My pension includes insurance and is about $1600 a month after USA taxes.
I would love to move and live on my pension. Suggestions would be great.
Sherman in Atlanta
By the way, I am in my early 50s. I want to enjoy life now without the daily grind.
I am a ballroom dance teacher so a place that has dance clubs would be a plus.

2. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 8y

Hey Sherman,

Welcome to Travellerspoint! Not too sure about great places to retire, but I know that travelling around Southeast Asia is a great way to stretch your funds. Have you travelled much before?


3. Posted by shermanatl (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Yes, I have been to Ukraine, Cancun, Cozumel, Paris, Warsaw and the Bahamas. I love to travel but mostly just want to find a place to hang my hat for a few years. I am tired of the fast lane and just want to kick back for a while. I hear Costa Rica and Bangkok are cheap and nice.

4. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

Look to escape for some ideas, all kinds of info and all kinds of things to think about.

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6. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

puerto rico - don't even have to mess with visas

auckland is very relaxed, especially some of the suburbs

brisbane and sydney also come to mind

maybe southern spain or italy

7. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Nowhere on the planet (overall) cheaper than Bulgaria.... At the moment, that is.

8. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 7y

I think you'd find Bangkok too congested and hectic, but Hanoi is just perfect (I'm serious). Many expats have now adopted the town, and I would too if I didn't have obligations here in the USA. Have a look at Hanoi's Expat website here:

9. Posted by kempos (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y


Why don't you try Thailand for example. Quite a few nice places there.

The problem might be your pension, which is below the required amount - if I am not mistaken it is 80,000 BHT, and 1 USD is today 33 BHT, so you are a way below it.

10. Posted by Lola Lim (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y


You might want to check out Malaysia's "My Second Home Programme" supported by the government tourist board.
Link :

Foreigners choose to have a second home in Malaysia because :

1) English is widely spoken.
2) Security is not too bad.
3) Cost of living is not too high.
4) Lifestyle quality is good.
5) Stable political situations.

Hope this helps.