1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

5 places to retire for under $500 per month

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thetvnun, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. thetvnun

    thetvnun Power Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    255
    i thought this was interesting:

    Code:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/retirement/article/112534/places-retire-under-500-month-usnews?mod=retire-planning
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  2. JohnnyRabbit

    JohnnyRabbit Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    299
    THanks for this
     
  3. mordred

    mordred Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    28
    I thought Laos or Cambodia are supposed to be cheaper than Thailand?
     
  4. powlow29

    powlow29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    667
    Lol no way. You can't live in France with just $500/month...You need at least $1500 !

    Epic article !
     
  5. jheyslow

    jheyslow Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    710
    Occupation:
    trying new things
    Try Cebu Philippines.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. GoldenGlovez

    GoldenGlovez Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    1,713
    Location:
    Guangdong, China
    Home Page:
    I just spent 6 months with my fiancee in Bogota, Colombia. Out of all the places I've been; Bogota was the worst. I heard Medellin was supposed to be much nicer but never got the chance to go. I did travel up north to the coastline by Santa Marta and it was absolutely beautiful.

    Thailand is very nice, but just like China you won't live for under $500 a month unless you eat/live like a local. Guangdong Province in China is doable on $500 a month outside the major cities. In the smaller cities you can find nice modern homes for around $300 USD a month, the extra $200 can easily cover monthly expense on food and utilities for a childless couple.

    It's a shame Russia is so expensive. Moscow and St. Petersburg are two of my favorite places, unfortunately the living expense is sky high when it comes to housing.

    I plan on settling down in China permanently to start a family soon. The opportunities in China are endless, and the low cost of living allows for some very relaxed living. Pulling in $1000 USD a month with IM as your only source of income, can cover your living expense for an entire family. If you enjoy living out of the big cities (I grew up in NYC so I'm tired of large cities) and in a smaller town where things are much more relaxed; it's the place to be in my opinion.
     
  7. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    294
    No. We need smart people like you in America.
     
  8. thetvnun

    thetvnun Power Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    255
    yes, i met many expat english teachers in south america who were recruited to china, they're willing to give you a standard of living that just cant be compared with. i dont think i could do china myself, but i can do latin america just fine. well i hope you enjoy china though, ive never been there.