6 cheap places to retire abroad

North, south, east and west, these destinations all offer great deals for US emigrés looking for the perfect place to spend their golden years.

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Oct 2, 2012 10:14AM
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guesse u people in america are in the same state as the people in Britain, getting ripped off left right and centre by people that are running our country. I live in Scotland and i hope in 2014 we get our independance 
Oct 10, 2012 11:27AM
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dont you think this is terrible that after to work years, pay taxes, and then retire and you can afford to stay in your own country something is very,very,wrong here.
Oct 10, 2012 6:02AM
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This article is titled, "6 cheap places to retire abroad" and you mention all of those cities like Vancouver or Guam where it is as expensive as the US!  Really?  Why woud you include expensive places to live if the title of your article was about cheap places to live?  What about Belize, Ecuador, Columbia, Nicaragua, Mexico, or Croatia.  If I were a 9th grade English teacher I would have given a gratuitous C for this article.

 

Oct 1, 2012 10:32PM
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Vancouver Canada is very expensive. That $1.50 sign at the gas station is liters. You must multiply by 4 to equal a gallon. The grocery store prices will freak you out. Why do you think Americans are complaing about long lines ar Costco in Bellingham,Washington. Our friends just rented their two bed, one bath in Vancouver, British Columbia for $3,200. Their is the not so good east side for less. British Columbia, Canada is not cheap. Maybe this aticle is not very accurate.
Oct 2, 2012 7:33AM
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They dont tell you that you can buy a great 4 to 6 bedroom home in Germany for less than $100,000.00 you can live in any great city and your health insurance is only $60.00 a month and traveling is cheap. You can also buy an apartment for as little as $10,000.00. I like the mountain cities.
Oct 1, 2012 8:03PM
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Why is Vancouver on this list and why isn't Mexico?  Doesn't make any sense at all. How about adding small town America versus big cities for cheaper retirement liiving
Oct 2, 2012 10:04AM
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I have to say that I have a bias opinion being married to my beautiful Thai wife.  She's from Bangkok which is worse than NYC as far as millions of people living there and crowded streets around the clock.  The burbs are nice but the homes remind me of the old style row homes.  You can afford to live anywhere in Thailand and you will find the Thai people the best in the world!  Not that I'm bias.  The phrase,"live like a king", is not over rated.  Thailand's cities have been that way for as far back as I can remember.  I was to young for Viet Nam, but I had friends and met several servicemen who were sent to Thailand for R&R, rest and recuperation, and besides the women of the evening, they all commented on how cheap it was for everything.  After I met my wife in the mid 80's, she would compare dollar vs. baht and just as the article said, it's true that $2000 or less a month is very accommodating to include an air conditioner in your window which the Thais can't afford.  You don't need a car, buses and cabs are everywhere and very cheap.  Also, if you live near water, you can walk down and help the kids give the elephants a bath and they will take you for a ride into the city.  It is a tropical climate and full of bugs and other animals you find in jungles, yes snakes.  Live near civilization where all the noise is and you'll be fine.  The Thais are so friendly, we Americans are very skeptical about their kindness.  After a few months you'll see it's a genuine as the beauty in their culture.  Traveling in Thailand is slow, and not 5 star transportation, so make friends and have them point out the sights and you'll be where you want in no time.  Food is everywhere!  Getting use to their diet is challenging, so ease into the hot food so as not to be a commode hugger most of the day.  My wife wants to retire here and I over there. Just the opposite of what you would think.  I must end this opinionated travel agent sounding views,  and hope you will plan to visit Thailand to see the wonderful sights, and the best friends you are about to meet.  Joe 
Oct 10, 2012 9:13AM
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Count me in.  When I can go, I'll be on my way.  The American corportate greed has taken my health care, frozen my retirement amount years ago, and are walking people my age out of their jobs every week.  No one has to wish me a goodbye or say hateful things.  I'll go willingly to be able to lead a middle class life that is being sucked out of me right now.  This 99%er will be one less burden on the rest of you that want to stay.

To each their own. Best of luck to all.

Oct 2, 2012 3:37PM
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HOW MANY TIMES ARE THEY GOING TO RUN THIS ARTICLE?
Oct 10, 2012 9:36AM
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Aregentina?!  Really?!  Did you guys even research before writing this article?  Was the information based on data from 20 years ago?  Argentina is in shambles as a country.  Poverty, starvation and crime abound.  Yes Buenos Aires is probably the safest place in the country but inflation is so rampant there.  I'm thoroughly conviced. . . the writer of this article is an idiot!
Oct 10, 2012 8:52AM
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They just want Americans OUT of their own Country and Political System if possible and to mix everybody up to help their globalization scam...Retire in the U S and vote to SAVE the U S by STOPPING the Immigration Industry and shutting the borders. To save the U S and your children from overpopulation and  merging with that craphole Mexico you MUST shut down immigration. Overpopulation is here and we are staring it in the face. Save fuel and energy, food and clean water, healthcare and open space for your children...STOP CHAIN MIGRATION TODAY....Go
Oct 10, 2012 6:42AM
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All your "top 10" stuff could all be listed on one page. I refuse to feed into information designed to increase click count for advertisers. I would rather not know
Oct 1, 2012 8:23PM
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 I've only read three and stopped due to inconsistancies. Guam is as exspensive at the US...Also the first place the guy says he leaves Canada because he can't get care and the third place the woman says he gets quick care in Canada. This story is just that...a story.

Oct 10, 2012 6:26AM
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Home is where your family and friends live .

You will miss them if you leave .

Oct 2, 2012 3:33PM
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I just spent 2 weeks in Nicaragua.  Met a dozen or so expats that love it there.  It's dirt cheap and the people are warm and friendly.  85 degrees year around.  I'm going back in May 2013 to look at property.  It's "Nica Time".
Oct 2, 2012 3:43PM
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     I SEE PANAMA WAS NOT MENTIONED.  I MOVED BACK LAST YEAR FROM THERE.  ITS NOT THE SAME.  FULL OF AMERICANS WITH CONSPIRACY THEORIES, INSURANCE ONLY COVERS TO $3,000, FOOD EXPENSIVE, GAS HIGH, CRIME PICKING UP, THEY STEAL, AND LIE.  INTERNATIONAL LIVING IS THE BIGGEST LIE BOOK GOING.
Oct 1, 2012 9:15PM
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Well Hello! The internet is there at your fingertips! Check it out!  And I have friends who live in Belize. Its not america people w/ all its social services but its better in many more ways unless your a titty baby whos used to the spoiled life. If that be the case dont go I dont want to have you whining asses for neibors...Ha Ha!  Stay home!
Oct 10, 2012 12:30PM
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Guatemala is absolutely beautiful, but they should also include the daily cost for hiring a bodyguard. 
Oct 10, 2012 12:18PM
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It's all interesting. the "American Dream". BS. When America gets done exploiting it's workforce and military how we the people are like old baggage. 

It's a real shame. I hope our children are watching these underhanded moves.

Oct 2, 2012 7:05AM
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Hey!!   What Happed to Panama, The best in my books for sure, Get real with these reports!!  
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