10 places to live on $2,000 a month

These retirement destinations will allow you to stretch your limited income, but there are drawbacks, including crime and varying quality of health care.

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Dec 18, 2013 8:49PM
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Come on MSN how many times you going to run the same article with a different  Heading? Same thing different month.
Dec 18, 2013 8:44PM
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Newsflash: Many of us live on much less...I live on $800 a month Retirement...
Dec 18, 2013 10:28PM
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Who gets $2000 a month to live on? I couldn't help but notice, MSN compared all these places to New York City. Did you retiree know that you could do better just moving to the Southern states like Mississippi, Alabama, and all the other ones? You can find an one bedroom apartment still for about $300 to $350 a month. Sometimes this includes utilities and cable. You can actually own a home in the South. People 65 and over are exempt from paying property taxes. Houses can be found for under $100,000. And the best thing is that all of them come with real yards. That means that your home does not have to within 12 feet of the home next to you. It also means that your backyard can be a haven for friends and family without spilling over into the neighbors yard. Then you can come and go as you like. also, there is not as much crime as in the places MSN described making you feel safer. See, retirees you can live cheaper right here in the United States for under $1500 a month.
Dec 18, 2013 8:59PM
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We are alreaady living on less that $1800.00 a month why the heck would we want to or should we move?
Dec 18, 2013 9:01PM
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The Phillipines!!??? Hey MSN, not sure if you've been paying attention to current events, but the Phillipines are FUBARed right now. They need help, not new settlers.
Dec 18, 2013 10:22PM
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I think I'll stay here where I can sleep with both eyes closed.....
Dec 18, 2013 8:56PM
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i tried to make my name MSN idiot!...

The garbage this contributor rehashes every few months is making me the idiot!

MSN get real..........

Anybody know of a better site to be a home page?

 

 

Dec 18, 2013 9:18PM
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I cant help but point out that ALL these places have had MAJOR NATURAL or HUMAN caused catastrophes, i.e brutal drug wars, tsunamis, typhoons, cartel... Cartel... did I mention CARTEL? which means there are less people (because they were killed or murdered) so these places are in dire need of economic growth. So of coarse they are cheaper. Goes to show that here in America they really take advantage of us and up the price on everything, over inflation!
Dec 18, 2013 9:32PM
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SINCE WHEN IS $2000 / MONTH A BARGAIN? THATS HARD FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON TO HAVE FOR THE PAYING FOR A MONTHS WORTH OF BILLS. WISH I HAD IT.
Dec 18, 2013 9:50PM
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rehashed article.... said it last time and I'll say it again. There are plenty of places in the USA that one can ;live on 2,000 a month. I do and my only bills are related to the house and daily spending. I know of 5 other persons living on less than 2,000 a month. We all live in different parts of the same state. We all live in our own homes in low crime areas with great medical facilities.
Dec 18, 2013 8:53PM
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Stay home and economize.  Starting a new life in a foreign country can be rough,  especially with the language difficulties.
Dec 19, 2013 12:14AM
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43% of the USA doesn't even live on $2000 a month or even $1500 a month hardly. So it must be cheap enough to live in the USA. We are in SW Florida and the temps are 80-85F right now. We live on about $2000 a month and we live well. 
Dec 18, 2013 9:48PM
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    HOW MANY TIMES YOU GOING TO RUN THIS YOU DIP SH!T? 
Dec 18, 2013 8:53PM
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Yeah, sure, I would no mire consider moving to a country where I don't speak the language, has a  history of terrible weather, riots, military overthrows, and hospitals where the family brings in your food and sleeps by your bed, lest you be carted off as dead during the night!    
Dec 18, 2013 10:16PM
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$2,000 per month in most red states makes you a 1%er.

Why leave our great nation ?

Dec 18, 2013 9:23PM
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the Philippines? And I wouldn't trust the stability of some of the governments and safety issues.
Dec 18, 2013 8:50PM
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LOL , some European countires are cheaper and what is important much safer .
Dec 18, 2013 9:25PM
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I'm sure there a few countries in eastern Europe that you can get by on a $2k budget. Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, etc. They may not have amazing weather but at least you can be certain of your civil liberties and fairly sure that there won't be a military coupe every other Wednesday.
Dec 18, 2013 9:35PM
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All of the Latin American countries are third world  countries.   I can give you my experience living part of the year in Mexico.   We own our own home.    Electrical rates vary as to whether you are running an air conditioner and whether you are using an electric water heater.   Groceries generally run 1/3 of the U.S.  Restaurants are about 1/2.  Medical care is very good and inexpensive.    Gasoline is the same price as the U.S.   Central Mexico has the best climate since the coasts are very hot and humid the Summer months (May through October) and lots of disease carrying mosquitoes.   Dengue fever is always a problem in  areas from Northern Mexico South.    The Kissing Bug carrying Chagas disease is endemic from Southern Mexico through Central and South America.  Toll roads in Mexico are safe and pretty good.   The tolls are very inexpensive.   I would not go to any of the following states:  Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Michoacan or Guerrero.  The latter containing Acapulco, Ixtapa and Zihuatenejo.  Very very dangerous and big risk of being kidnapped.   Expect petty theft like all third world countries along with corrupt police.   It is a trade off but I would not go to live in any of the countries listed since they are too far from the U.S.
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