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It’s 2020! Let’s look at the top places to retire cheap!
For me there are some definite must haves:
1. Cheap! It’s got to be under $1000 a month Canadian for a good life. Technically you can live for under $1000 almost anywhere, but can you get great meals and $5 massages?
2. Safe. Is it safe enough, or do I have to worry every time I go out?
3. Tasty food. Seriously, I love eating!
4. Good Wifi. Without Wifi, I can’t really exist. Seriously, I crumble into a bored little pile and die.
5. Good gyms. This definitely is on my list….but might not be on yours.
Instead of numbering it like a traditional#10 to #1, this list is going to have some great places to retire cheap and most importantly why.
Valparaíso, Chile: For people who like big/small places
This city is on my list even though it is expensive. It barely qualifies on the $1000 a month budget.
Cost of living: D
BIGGEST PRO: Not too big, and not too small. Great place to start!
BIGGEST CON: You need to speak Spanish, and it’s the most expensive place on my top 10 list
For a complete one month summary click here!
Siem Reap, Cambodia
COST OF LIVING: A
BIGGEST PRO: Great visa on arrival, easy extensions. Cheap massages!
BIGGEST CON: Small. It’s tiny!
COST OF LIVING: B
BIGGEST PRO: Safe, and great mix of walkable and taxis
BIGGEST CON: Housing there isn’t the best. And you need to speak Spanish
BIGGEST PRO: Bigger than Cuenca, so chances of seeing a movie in English!
BIGGEST CON: Need to speak Spanish. Not as safe as Cuenca.
BIGGEST PRO: LRT! Cheap massages! Great food!
BIGGEST CON: Safety is a concern. And only 1 month stay allowed without visa runs. Also hot!
BIGGEST PRO: Safe, great beaches, great English skills. TASTY FOOD!
BIGGEST CON: Not a flight hub, so more expensive to get in and out. HOT!
BIGGEST PRO: So many beaches, lots of varieties of things to do
BIGGEST CON: Hot! Only allowed 1 month on arrival.
BIGGEST PRO: 6 month on arrival! Great food. Fantastic gyms.
BIGGEST CON: Need to speak Spanish. Not a main hub, so can cost more.
BIGGEST PRO: Gorgeous people. You will fall in love every 10 minutes. Great food. Fantastic gyms.
BIGGEST CON: The most dangerous place I’ve been in the world. And you need to speak Spanish. Also, surprisingly expensive.
Regardless of where you head! I hope you all have fun exploring the world. Time is short…..don’t let life pass you by.