Favorite country downshifters.
Everyone wants to earn more. Think about the life they could live if I only earned more. But the truth is, the world is full of places where you can live on very little money — like a king or Queen. Here are some of the best places in the world where you can live very well on very moderate means.
People from around the world leave their home countries in search of a better life. Most of the below places are on the coast and have a temperate climate. If you are a pensioner and you have some social security, or you have a small rent, or you work through the Internet remotely, you will have the opportunity to live like a king on $ 2,000 (or less).
15. Grenada, Nicaragua
The low cost of living in Central America in Nicaragua. This region is quite poor and they have a lot of problems, but here you can find some wonderful places to stay. There is a large community of expats who have appreciated life in Nicaragua. In Granada the beautiful scenery and architecture, buildings in colonial style. Although it is not the best country to live permanently, but in places like Granada, you’ll feel safe, secure and very happily.
Costs in Granada is very low. The food in the restaurants, groceries, electricity and utility services — all at basic prices. Given the breathtaking scenery, very glad to have the opportunity to shop, dine and enjoy local culture and entertainment. Many people (especially if you buy the house and will not spend money on rent) to live here with a budget of not more than $ 1,000 a month!
14. Campeche, Mexico
As in any country, here you can find both poverty and prosperity. Mexico is in the upper half of the list of countries when it comes to income per capita. The truth is that Mexico is a beautiful country with rich history and traditions. Life in Mexico can be significantly less expensive than in the United States or many European countries.
Campeche is a city that boasts a population of over 300,000 people, but it is considered one of the safest cities in the country. It is located on the Gulf of Mexico and is a dream for expatriates. Rent a modern house with three bedrooms starts from $ 500 per month. If you search a little further from the city center, the rent is even cheaper. Lunch in local restaurants will cost a few dollars and utilities are quite inexpensive. Food, beach, rental housing, shopping in local stores and low costs of an account — all very realistic, ranging from $ 1500 per month. In this city there is always something to do, something to see, and it’s all very inexpensive.
13. Penang, Malaysia
If you are not particularly interested in life in North or Central America, it makes sense to look towards Malaysia. Penang — a beautiful and historic city by the sea. Rent a furnished apartment or even house is very reasonable. The cost of other goods and services are also quite affordable. For example, in local markets you can buy any sviewii products at very competitive prices. Hiring a housekeeper who will come and work once a week, will cost only $ 60 per month.
The cost of healthcare in Malaysia is also very low, with high efficiency. Quality apparently also quite decent. A chance to live in a beautiful country, rich in history and tradition, which is safe and easily achievable. And for only $ 2,000 per month, all this can be yours.
12. Cuenca, Ecuador
In Ecuador the official currency is the US dollar. The inflation rate in Ecuador is low, and it allows the dollar to feel very confident. Many retirees looked at Ecuador as a great place to live on a small pension. Rent tends to decrease (from $ 300 to $ 600). Again, the cost of medical care significantly lower than in the United States.
Pensioners can get amazing discounts on a range of expenses, but getting a residence permit is not difficult (approx. translator — talking about American citizens). Cuenca is another beautiful city in this country with a rich history. Live here do not suck on the beach but not too far from the water if you are interested in. Like other countries in Central America, Ecuador gives you the opportunity to get a lot of buzz from life for a small amount of money. For $ 1500 you can lead a quite affluent lifestyle in this beautiful city.
11. Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia for a long time was a model of high-quality low-cost Asian countries. There are many large cities is quite expensive, but there are small towns such as Sihanoukville beach, which is much cheaper. In this place reduced the crazy pace of life, and begin to breathe.
Rent of a good house is worth somewhere around $ 500 per month. Electricity can be expensive, but other areas of life much cheaper than we used to. Food in good restaurants at reasonable prices, low cost of necessities such as gas, water and transport. You can get entertainment and great drinks for ridiculous money! $ 2000 per month you can live very well in this beautiful beach town.
10. Corozal, Belize
The picturesque island of Belize in the Caribbean — known tourist destination all year round for many people. But there are people who have decided to make this place their home. You would think that living in a “tourist trap” would be very expensive. But in Corozal, Belize it is not.
Rents are still quite low (at a price of $ 400 per month) and whiled Away — not a tourist area so the restaurants there are much cheaper. Great lunch and dinner you can get for $ 6! English is the language spoken by the locals in Belize, so the language barrier doesn’t exist [for English-speaking, of course.] Life in Paradise, at a price of $ 1300 per month, it is possible in Corozal. Many people come here to slow down the pace and start to enjoy life!
9. Punta Gorda, Belize
Another beautiful town in Belize, Punta Gorda. Located on the South shore of the Gulf of Honduras, Punta Gorda is known as the “forgotten district”, making it the perfect place where you can get at no charge all the tourist buzz. Punta Gorda, perhaps the least expensive area for the life of expatriates. With beautiful mountain ranges and beautiful beaches, in PG, as it is called in the local slang, everyone will find something of their own.
Interested in buying a property in PG, can then make a very reasonable purchase. Tenants can also find excellent accommodation at friendly prices. Like Corozal, PG, is an area that tourists haven’t found. This does not mean that will always be so, but now it is a quiet and beautiful life at very affordable prices.
8. Davao City, Philippines
Davao is a huge city, but very accessible place to live in the Philippines. There is an airport and tourist facilities as well as some of the best clinics of health care available in this part of the world. Davao city is considered one of the safest places in the country, a major role is the local authorities who control the crime.
Life in this city is more affordable than in the capital Manila. For those looking for a cultural and entertainment programme at low cost, and want to live in a big city, Davao is the right place. This does not mean that there are places cheaper, but to live here comfortably for many reasons, and not more than $ 2,000 a month!
7. Las Tablas, Panama
Life is good in Azuero, Panama. In the beautiful city of Las Tablas, there are many different things that you can offer with a big discount. The idea is to live like a king for less money — and then Las Tablas will not disappoint. The local population is approximately 30,000 people, and can offer all the facilities that guests do not feel cramped.
Rent in Las Tablas is very inexpensive. A small apartment will cost less than $ 200, but if you’re going to throw dust in the eyes and want to get a gorgeous furnished apartment, expect to spend around $ 600. Utilities usually cost less than $ 50 per month. Most immigrants put Vonage phone line that allows for free calls to the United States and in other countries. Health care here is not expensive, and still high quality. With the beautiful weather, culture and astronautica community of other expatriates, Las Tablas is definitely one of our favorites.
6. Sucre, Bolivia
In South America there are several options of beautiful places where it makes sense to move. Sucre, Bolivia is one of those places. Bolivians are among the most polite and kind people in the world. The country itself is lovely, very quiet in all respects. Sucre is a big city with a population of approximately 200,000 people. Maybe even less than $ 1500 per month you could live quite comfortably.
Imagine the rent in the amount of several hundred dollars per month, three pounds of tomatoes for only a dollar and a lot of delicious food from street vendors for less than a dollar! The temperature remains very comfortable all year round due to its favorable location in the Andes. Considering the beauty of the region and the most modern facilities, Sucre just too good to be true.
5. Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a famous tourist Mecca and a favorite place of pilgrimage for foreigners wishing to experience a different life. City in Bali offer different formats. In Canggu strong Diaspora of expats, beautiful beaches, and convenience for less money. The rent is subject to personal discussions and usually quite reasonable.
The food was surprisingly varied, for different tastes. The best news is that all food products are very inexpensive! Eat and enjoy every meal, who wouldn’t want to! Excellent service doctors and masseurs will be taken by the bonus.
4. El Yaque, Venezuela
Venezuela is a country with lots of pros and cons. On the one hand, there are many wonderful places that are worth seeing and where cool to live. Unfortunately, Venezuela suffers from a very high crime rate. Inflation was so terrible that there was a black currency market. At the time of this writing, a dollar can buy a lot! Rent a good house, then visit a bunch of cool shops and good restaurants to try all within reach.
Venezuela now is almost the best place for expats to live there are insanely cheap. El Yaque beach community of expats, where there is greater security than in other places. Just follow your personal belongings and try not to stand out.
3. Placencia, Belize
Another great place for foreigners is Placencia, Belize. As in the case with other places in Belize that we have already discussed above, for English-speaking expats there is no language barrier. Regardless of where you choose to stay, Belize is a beautiful country with beautiful weather and amazing culture. While there are cheaper places, still very cheap to live in Placencia compared to most U.S. cities.
Placencia is a beautiful white, sandy beaches, and there is no shortage of tourists. Although there is full of visitors, keep in mind that other tourist areas usually cost a little more. For those who love snorkeling and marine flora and fauna, in Placencia, all these dreams will come true.
2. Ajijic, Mexico
Chapala is in the state of Jalisco, in Mexico, and has one of the most stable reputations for the Diaspora of expats in the world. In the largest city on lake Ajijic lives from 6,000 to 10,000 foreigners. Ajijic (Ajijic Spanish) is a city approximately 5 km from the town of Chapala in Jalisco, Mexico. Location on the North shore of lake Chapala, surrounded by mountains, ensures a temperate climate all year round. Life in Ajijic is not particularly expensive, beautiful homes rent for $ 700-900 per month.
Ground transportation is cheap, buses are excellent and very comfortable. Of course, taxi service also at very affordable prices. Chapala, just an hour drive from Guadalajara which is a regional hub for air travel and trade. Ajijic also caters to expatriates and offers almost everything that you can think of for a surprisingly low price.
1. Chapala, Mexico
Also on the lake is Chapala. There is the seat of local government, and home to many expats. Chapala and Ajijic are located in close proximity to each other and tend to blend together. Chapala is cheaper in the sense of low-rent housing. While Ajijic is the center of all activity in the area, Chapala is also part of all entertainment events on the beach and great weather all year round. Imagine living in San Diego, but for $ 2,000 a month or less! Wonderful food, low cost of rent and utilities, combined with excellent prices in the shops and available. Just heaven!