Retiring cheap in Asia doesn’t mean having to give up your favourite comfort foods. It’s not always about noodles and dumplings for me. Is there anything better than McDonald’s when you’re jet lagged? (Actually I love McDonald’s when I’m jet lagged, hung over or just plain lazy.) I can hear you saying , “Oh Samson, why would you eat McDonald’s in Hong Kong? Don’t they have a million other things to eat?” (They do BestCountriesToRetireCheap.com fans, Chinese Dim Sum, Xiao Long Bau and Sweet and Sour pork are all in my to eat list here.) But when you’re lying on the couch just to jet lagged to move? McDonald’s is my go to meal.
And you know what the best thing is? McDonald’s delivers here! That’s right in most places in South East Asia, McDonald’s delivers! You can use your phone, or if you’re not super fluent (what’s a chickens nugget called in Cantonese?) you can use their online delivery service. It’s in English so you don’t have to worry about figuring out deals, languages or price.
There’s a delivery charge of $2 (12 hkd) in Hong Kong, but in my barely alive hung over state it’s a life saver. Speaking of life saver, Future Samson highly recommends setting up your delivery order, and ordering once before you try to make an order when you’re jet lagged or hung over.
Even though the online system is easy, figuring out what your exact delivery address is or what deals are offered is easier when you aren’t minutes away from dying. (I wish they had a locate me button) There’s no point trying to find the best place to retire cheap if you’re dead from a killer hangover.
How much is it? Its actually a little cheaper than North American prices. So no worries about premium import prices. There’s also no minimum order. Go ahead and order a coffee and apple pie, you lazy afternoon couch bums.
One of the truly best things though, seriously best, is that you can order breakfast items 24-7 as well! That’s right if you want to get up at 11am, roll over in bed and hit the big red reorder button then go back back to bed you can! (And for people who KNOW that they will be many steps closer to being a zombie than a human in 14 hours, you can even preorder your sausage Mcmuffin, 9 nuggets, orange juice and coffee.)
It takes about 30-60 minutes for your lifesaving McDonald’s to arrive, so I’d recommend ordering before you open that second bottle of wine. I love McDonald’s and especially love it in Asia! I hope this quirky article helped you with your quest of finding the best country in Asia to retire cheap. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more tips and articles on finding the cheapest places to retire. And if you liked the article, please share on social media (I’d love it if you did!)