With the cost of living rising so high in many countries, it’s a worry for many of us how we’re going to live when we get old. I have a half-serious plan to save up as much money as I can, and then move to a very cheap country. So far I’m thinking of the following …
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As the poorest country in Europe, Albania sounds like a good bet. Admittedly it might not be too popular with the locals if this starts a trend, and everyone moves in, buys up the property and price out the locals. However, if I get in early, I could be an Albanian property mogul while it’s still cheap …
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I’ve always felt drawn to Mexico. It could be fun to get myself a harem of Mexican toyboys … and what’s not to love about the country that invented chocolate?
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Apparently, you can live well in Cambodia for just £300 a month. Add the beautiful scenery, amazing architecture and fabulously cheap food … sounds good!
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More beautiful scenery, plus if you like the active life there are so many outdoor activities. Very tempting for a Spanish speaker …
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Now part of the EU, prices in Bulgaria are sure to rise. For now, though, it’s still a bargain compared to most other European countries. Housing is cheap, the food is good and the environment healthy, with lots of forests and national parks.
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How about an apartment for $150 a month? The Philippines even offer a special visa for retirees, and you don’t need to be that old to apply, just have a certain amount of capital. Plus English is widely spoken.
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This is one of the cheapest countries to live in in the world. The capital, Asuncion, is ranked as one of the cheapest cities in South America. Sounds good!
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As a Spanish speaker, I do rather favour countries with that as their native language. There are plenty to choose from! Ecuador has lovely colonial towns, coast, mountains and the Amazon jungle … imagine being able to see all the wildlife …
Do you fancy packing up and moving somewhere cheap? Which countries do you favour? What advice would you give to someone considering a move?
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