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I’m in my early 40’s and looking for a place to move for work with the plan being to eventually retire in that location. I work as a consultant for oil and gas companies internationally and almost all of my work is done remotely although I’d like to find a city that has decent oil and gas work in order to attend conferences and make local contacts in that area.

Tax is a major concern for me. Most countries tax on worldwide income and since my earnings will most likely always be non-locally sourced, residing in a country with no tax on world-wide income would be a significant benefit. I realize that incorporating a company in low or no tax jurisdiction would be a way to avoid/defer personal taxes in a country that taxes on world-wide income, even paying tax on funds that I receive as income from such a company in countries with over 50% tax rates would get expensive over the next few decades.

I like larger cities, but preferably not extremely large ones at least to the extent that they have really heavy traffic and congestion. No city is perfect and even some of the ones the that look good on paper don’t turn out to be great while some of the worst on paper can be a lot of fun. My wish list would include the following:

1. Low tax or at least no tax on world-wide income.

2. Friendly culture and a place that I’d eventually want to settle/retire in.

3. Strong preference for a non-Western/English-speaking country.

4. Low to reasonable cost of living and real estate. I earn enough that this wouldn’t have to be a major factor but it still is for me.

5. Enough English spoken to function well (I’m not averse to learning a new language and would certainly work toward doing that).

6. A language that is useful in more than one country would be a preference.

7. A lot of petite women (definitely no ass implants, height doesn’t matter that much).

8. A high probability of meeting educated women (perhaps a contradiction since I don’t want Western locations or places that are more expensive/clean).

9. Good internet connections.

10. Transportation hub with a lot of international connections.

11. No cold weather – definitely not a place that drops below 5 or 10 degrees C any time of the year. I can handle hot weather, and sometimes even humid weather, but the ideal would be 15-30 degrees year round with lots of sunshine and not a lot of rain.

12. A mix of clean and dirty – I found Singapore to clean for my tastes but I only spent a few days there.

13. A place where, at least after the local language is learned, that one can feel part of the community. I’ve only visited Thailand but I understand from people that one always feels like a foreigner even after decades of living there although there will also be exceptions depending on the person.

14. I could still consult internationally, so even if the city/country didn't have a lot of oil and gas work it might still be an option.

I’ve never had a desire to live long-term in the Middle East even though that’s likely the best place from a tax perspective. Asia and South America seem like good options. I've always been interested int he FSU but don't think I could handle the winters in most places. Asia would have more of the international connections and is easier to connect with a lot of international businesses due to time zone differences than South America. A few thoughts on other countries are below:

1. Rio is interesting to me although I’d have a preference for learning Spanish over Portuguese.

2. Bogota sounds ideal and it likely fits a number of factors on my wish list but I’ve heard that it’s quite cold and rainy and that there aren’t a lot of sunny days.

3. Jakarta has a lot of oil and gas work, but has a higher tax rate (also tax on world-wide income). Traffic problems are supposed to be quite difficult to bear if one lives there.

My level of game used to be average but has over time devolved to a fairly low level over time. I plan to work on that and a lot of other personal development objectives over the next few years once I find a new place to locate to. I realize that the best way to do this is simply to start with a few locations and to try them out for a few months. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
...May I ask what is so bad in the US (a country with rather low taxation compared with Europe, Australia or New Zealand)...to motivate a decission to relocate in a foreign environment? ....woman...I can understand but is easier to bring one with you from Brasil or Colombia.
Maybe you want to take a look at Panama City. While there isn't a whole lot of oil and gas work in Panama itself, Houston is less than 4 hours away by plane.

- the tax system is what are looking for
- Spanish is spoken with some English
- it's not cold
- it's a transportation hub
- good for retirement
- lots of petite women
etc...
Nothing wrong with the US, but I find it a better place prior to the age of 40. After that age, it seems that everyone else is settled into married life. There is a different feel traveling to other non-Western countries that I really enjoy and in most of them I feel that 40+ is still quite young, or at least not perceived to be a negative.

Panama is a great spot and definitely great for tax and residency options. I haven't spent much time there but I find the weather hotter and more humid that most others places that I've been to. Proximity to Houston would certainly be a plus as well as the other factors you mentioned. Most of the women that I found attractive there turned out to be from Colombia but again I only had a short visit there.
(02-14-2014 08:29 AM)Lukkkkkas Wrote: [ -> ]...May I ask what is so bad in the US (a country with rather low taxation compared with Europe, Australia or New Zealand)...to motivate a decission to relocate in a foreign environment? ....woman...I can understand but is easier to bring one with you from Brasil or Colombia.

The following may be stating the obvious, but anyway...

You can certainly bring a woman from Brazil or Colombia to the US, but generally speaking, unless you are willing to sponsor her K-1 visa and then wife her up within 90 days:
- with only a B-2 visa, she won't be able to stay in US for longer than 180 days a year
- and even with a valid visa, US immigration and customs enforcement can always decide not to let her in, for any or no reason

On the whole, it is usually much easier to bring a Latina to another Latin country where she will be subject to less stringent tourist visa requirements.
(02-14-2014 05:47 AM)Nascent Wrote: [ -> ]I’m in my early 40’s and looking for a place to move for work with the plan being to eventually retire in that location. I work as a consultant for oil and gas companies internationally and almost all of my work is done remotely although I’d like to find a city that has decent oil and gas work in order to attend conferences and make local contacts in that area.

Tax is a major concern for me. Most countries tax on worldwide income and since my earnings will most likely always be non-locally sourced, residing in a country with no tax on world-wide income would be a significant benefit. I realize that incorporating a company in low or no tax jurisdiction would be a way to avoid/defer personal taxes in a country that taxes on world-wide income, even paying tax on funds that I receive as income from such a company in countries with over 50% tax rates would get expensive over the next few decades.

I like larger cities, but preferably not extremely large ones at least to the extent that they have really heavy traffic and congestion. No city is perfect and even some of the ones the that look good on paper don’t turn out to be great while some of the worst on paper can be a lot of fun. My wish list would include the following:

1. Low tax or at least no tax on world-wide income.

2. Friendly culture and a place that I’d eventually want to settle/retire in.

3. Strong preference for a non-Western/English-speaking country.

4. Low to reasonable cost of living and real estate. I earn enough that this wouldn’t have to be a major factor but it still is for me.

5. Enough English spoken to function well (I’m not averse to learning a new language and would certainly work toward doing that).

6. A language that is useful in more than one country would be a preference.

7. A lot of petite women (definitely no ass implants, height doesn’t matter that much).

8. A high probability of meeting educated women (perhaps a contradiction since I don’t want Western locations or places that are more expensive/clean).

9. Good internet connections.

10. Transportation hub with a lot of international connections.

11. No cold weather – definitely not a place that drops below 5 or 10 degrees C any time of the year. I can handle hot weather, and sometimes even humid weather, but the ideal would be 15-30 degrees year round with lots of sunshine and not a lot of rain.

12. A mix of clean and dirty – I found Singapore to clean for my tastes but I only spent a few days there.

13. A place where, at least after the local language is learned, that one can feel part of the community. I’ve only visited Thailand but I understand from people that one always feels like a foreigner even after decades of living there although there will also be exceptions depending on the person.

14. I could still consult internationally, so even if the city/country didn't have a lot of oil and gas work it might still be an option.

I’ve never had a desire to live long-term in the Middle East even though that’s likely the best place from a tax perspective. Asia and South America seem like good options. I've always been interested int he FSU but don't think I could handle the winters in most places. Asia would have more of the international connections and is easier to connect with a lot of international businesses due to time zone differences than South America. A few thoughts on other countries are below:

1. Rio is interesting to me although I’d have a preference for learning Spanish over Portuguese.

2. Bogota sounds ideal and it likely fits a number of factors on my wish list but I’ve heard that it’s quite cold and rainy and that there aren’t a lot of sunny days.

3. Jakarta has a lot of oil and gas work, but has a higher tax rate (also tax on world-wide income). Traffic problems are supposed to be quite difficult to bear if one lives there.

My level of game used to be average but has over time devolved to a fairly low level over time. I plan to work on that and a lot of other personal development objectives over the next few years once I find a new place to locate to. I realize that the best way to do this is simply to start with a few locations and to try them out for a few months. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I'm planning on breaking into oil and gas and I was wondering how you got to where you are today. Being able to work remotely and pulling in a nice paycheck seems like the ultimate job. If you don't mind Nascent, can you kind of break down the past jobs you've had in oil and gas to get to where you are today?
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