So Many Places to See. So Many Places to Go….Where to?

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So Many Places to See. So Many Places to Go….Where to?2016-12-12T00:10:21+00:00

Sitting at home in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on a -40 day, it can make exploring the idea of retirement somewhere warm with a beach and a beer quite attractive.

Where to go though?

I based mine on some pretty extensive searches….so you don’t have to.

This article really helped.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/worlds-9-most-affordable-places-132700908.html

This website was a useful cost of living calculator

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living

 

 

 

The finalists for me were :

Nha Trang Vietnam

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/2013/10/22/retire-in-the-new-vietnam

 

https://www.liveandinvestoverseas.com/retirement-living/retire-to-nha-trang-vietnam-jan-13-2011.html

 

http://owee58.com/2014/08/27/retire-in-vietnam/

 

Here’s a property Samson found in 5 minutes on tripadvisor $300 – $500 a month https://www.tripadvisor.ca/VacationRentalReview-g298085-d9731779-Studio_with_Seaview_Balcony_in_Foreigner_Area-Da_Nang_Quang_Nam_Province.html

 

Changmai and Chiang Rai for Thailand

(Remember $30000 = $1 million baht)

One problem he did find was that to retire in Thailand to get the 1 year Retirement Visa you had to be 50! Since he were only going to be 45 this made retiring and buying a house here before then not possible without constantly revisiting their visa/passport issues.

http://www.1stopchiangmai.com/living/cost/

The requirement for a retirement visa is 65,000 baht per month (about $2,000) or savings of 800,000 baht ($25,000) in a Thai bank account

http://www.chiangraitimes.com/how-much-money-do-you-need-to-retire-in-thailand-2.html

 

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/700145-retire-to-chiang-rai-compared-to-chiang-mai/

 

http://www.lannarealty.com/artistic-house-overlooking-mountains-899.html

 

http://www.thailand-property.com/real-estate-for-sale-in/chiang+mai_house/minp/3000000/maxp/5000000/minb/2

$20 a night hotels

 

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotels-g293917-Chiang_Mai-Hotels.html

 

Bangkok was still in the running .

http://www.thaiapartment.com/AboutUs.asp

 

Dumaguete (rhymes with spaghetti), Phillipines

http://liveinthephilippines.com/content/dumaguete-the-best-and-cheapest/

 

Manila hotels around $30 doesn’t seem to get you as much: But Air B and B had some interesting choices.

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotels-g298573-Manila_Metro_Manila_Luzon-Hotels.html

 

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g616032-Dumaguete_City_Negros_Oriental_Negros_Island_Visayas-Vacations.html

http://www.livinginthephilippines.com/live-and-retire/living-like-a-king-in-the-philippines

 

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/2013/08/12/4-options-for-enjoying-the-most-affordable-retirement-on-earth

Loja or Cucena, Ecuador

 

Cambodia

http://www.expatsandaliens.com/63/

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