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There are decent month-to-month places with a pool for about $150 a month in Kuta or Denpasar. You can easily eat for $1-$2 in Kuta or Denpasar. Motorcycle driving is dangerous but cheap. I think $500 is enough for a basic lifestyle - $1k is quite a lot of money in fact outside tourist areas.
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On another note Ethiopia is a good choice too. Very cheap food and alcohol. Good quality. Easy to find monthly rentals under $250 even in the capital. Fast and reliable Internet isn’t commonplace though.
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$1000 USD a month is not cheap especially for a third world country, Might as well just stay in Australia
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Da Nang in Vietnam is damn cheap. Only stayed here 1.5 week so far, renting an apartment for 250$, with free cleaning, water and internet, only paying for electricity, apartment also look very nice and is in the city center. I think its possible to live here for 600 usd each month, but it wont be much fun and alot of street food, I dont find the street food here so good and a bit overhyped, is it only me..? It is edible though. I have heard smaller cities in Vietnam is supposed to be even cheaper, places like Da Lat.
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(04-03-2019 03:03 AM)Bananaman711 Wrote:  Do we have any forum members who actually live in Bali

Is Bali doable on 1k a month?

Yeah I've lived here for around 5 years on two separate stays, in Ubud. Definitely doable on 1.5k a month. Hit me up if you want any specific pointers on saving money.
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(03-09-2019 08:37 AM)joecolombia Wrote:  Latin America truly does have good hospitals, just not the public or completely state owned ones.


This is one of the best in Latin America. I´ve been there and it has top notch tech.

http://valledellili.org/fundacion-valle-...noamerica/

A few years ago I got an intestinal infection while traveling in Central America and ended up in the emergency room at a private hospital. Great, modern facility, top notch care and the whole 12-hour stay cost me under $400 including medication from their pharmacy, no insurance involved (didn't have any at the time since I was between jobs). This would have set me back vastly more in the US, to the tune of 10x or 20x more I'd guess.

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(03-06-2019 11:11 PM)scotian Wrote:  I don’t know why Yanks get so triggered when it comes to health care, it’s a touchy subject.

It's because it's one of the worst things about living in the US. Almost everyone suffers from a gnawing fear of bankruptcy if something goes wrong with their insurance at the wrong moment. Add to that the well over $1,000 a month you're paying out of pocket if you have kids for coverage that likely isn't that good. What's more, although there are lots of pie-in-the-sky ideas floating around about what to do there doesn't seem to be anything approaching a real world solution.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 100%. Very livable city. Charming. Good food. Decent women. Silly cheap (1 BR apts. $350 USD).
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(06-15-2019 01:50 PM)bucky Wrote:  
(03-06-2019 11:11 PM)scotian Wrote:  I don’t know why Yanks get so triggered when it comes to health care, it’s a touchy subject.

It's because it's one of the worst things about living in the US. Almost everyone suffers from a gnawing fear of bankruptcy if something goes wrong with their insurance at the wrong moment. Add to that the well over $1,000 a month you're paying out of pocket if you have kids for coverage that likely isn't that good. What's more, although there are lots of pie-in-the-sky ideas floating around about what to do there doesn't seem to be anything approaching a real world solution.

Certainly beats the fear of dying in a 3rd world country because of bad care or no access. Remember the local salaries don't often keep up with affording a high standard of care. I know an English teacher who dies of cancer and his insurance wouldn't cover what was needed because of a limit that was surpassed.
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Has anyone been to Mongolia or Central Asia? I've seen a few threads in the past on some countries in the region, but afaik there isnt any comprehensive thread or much talk about the region. Is all of it (even Mongolia) just seen alternatively as Former Soviet Union (FSU)?
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(06-16-2019 12:16 PM)jimukr75 Wrote:  
(06-15-2019 01:50 PM)bucky Wrote:  
(03-06-2019 11:11 PM)scotian Wrote:  I don’t know why Yanks get so triggered when it comes to health care, it’s a touchy subject.

It's because it's one of the worst things about living in the US. Almost everyone suffers from a gnawing fear of bankruptcy if something goes wrong with their insurance at the wrong moment. Add to that the well over $1,000 a month you're paying out of pocket if you have kids for coverage that likely isn't that good. What's more, although there are lots of pie-in-the-sky ideas floating around about what to do there doesn't seem to be anything approaching a real world solution.

Certainly beats the fear of dying in a 3rd world country because of bad care or no access. Remember the local salaries don't often keep up with affording a high standard of care. I know an English teacher who dies of cancer and his insurance wouldn't cover what was needed because of a limit that was surpassed.

Yes, being a local in a third world country is even worse in most cases. My point was that if you're a Westerner with money in the third world who can go to a private clinic, you'll likely be better off getting sick or injured there than you would in the US.

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(06-09-2019 06:21 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Da Nang in Vietnam is damn cheap. Only stayed here 1.5 week so far, renting an apartment for 250$, with free cleaning, water and internet, only paying for electricity, apartment also look very nice and is in the city center. I think its possible to live here for 600 usd each month, but it wont be much fun and alot of street food, I dont find the street food here so good and a bit overhyped, is it only me..? It is edible though. I have heard smaller cities in Vietnam is supposed to be even cheaper, places like Da Lat.

Live and Invest Overseas just listed Da Nang as one of the ten best places to retire in Asia. Retirees are typically drawn to low-cost destinations, especially if they live on Social Security payments. You can view the other recommendations by clicking in the web link.

Quote: 10 Best Places To Retire In Asia
June 18, 2019

Da Nang, Vietnam

For many, Vietnam conjures up images of a backward communist country, top-heavy with red tape, clogged with inefficiencies. This stereotype couldn't be further from the truth in the country's third-largest city Da Nang, which manages to be forward-thinking and provincial all at once. The roads and architecture are modern, but most of the businesses are still family-run, with almost no big international brand names, fast-food joints, or coffee shop chains to be found.

This is a fast-moving city of skyscrapers, bridges, and malls with a palpable entrepreneurial spirit, energy, and enthusiasm. Meantime, women ride sidesaddle on the backs of motorbikes, legs dangling over the side, chauffeured by their colleagues or family.

Some don the traditional Vietnamese ao dai, the colorful two-piece outfit with the top extending to the ankles, a long slit down one side, long white pants underneath; others wear elbow-length gloves to add a bit of class while protecting against the elements. It can feel like an old movie is playing out in front of you.

http://letters.liveandinvestoverseas.com...8p77c9h2bs
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My vote goes to Thailand. Even the cheapest accommodation is often very nice compared to the low end in other countries. Same for food - even street food is mostly fine. What makes Thailand expensive is drinking, partying, and living in Bangkok. Anything else can be done very cheaply.
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I live in Germany because there are no jobs in southern europe. In northern europe everything is pricey, everything has taxes, for everything you need 3 permits, everything can make you pay a fine, many insurances are compulsory, etc. It is a dystopian Huxleyan police state.

BUT that is the price I pay not to have to live in Colombia or in Nicaragua and getting shanked and gutted because they wanted 30 dollars I had in my wallet. I pay that price not to live in Congo or Niger and having some fellows perform a magic ritual peeling my skin and then burning me. Do I really have to go on?

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This article, published just today, gives some sample prices on smaller homes in lower-cost countries:

Quote:The most sensible first overseas purchase in a country where you want to spend time is a small house or apartment with a reasonable expectation of generating some cash flow as a rental.

Given a budget of US$50,000 to US$100,000, you could buy a piece of property that you could use part-time and rent out otherwise in Abruzzo, Italy; Béarn, France; Cuenca, Ecuador; Medellín, Colombia; or Cayo, Belize; for example.

You'd be buying small and modest rather than big and fancy. But that has its advantages...

Big and fancy means heavy carrying costs. Property taxes usually depend on the size of the property. A big house on a big lot needs lots of cleaning, landscaping, and caretaking. And a fancy house is one you're more likely to worry about being damaged by renters.

Starting out, especially if your budget is limited, you want one or two bedrooms and standard finishes, fixtures, and furnishings.

Fortunately, in looking overseas, this doesn't mean you need to compromise on charm. In Abruzzo and Béarn, for example, even US$50,000 to US$100,000 can buy you a lot of character.

To give you an idea of the kind of foothold you could buy right now, I've dug up some current property listings—all based on the following criteria:

-- Asking price is less than US$100,000

-- Property is in move-in condition (no major renovation costs to incur)

-- Livable area is no greater than 100 square meters

-- Property is in a good location (e.g. close to amenities, has tourist appeal, or expat community nearby)

From the international beach community of Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, to a country cottage on Ireland's west coast, here's what I've found:

-- Two-bedroom detached house in the Pescara province of Italy's Abruzzo region—a part of Italy that has the advantages of both sea and mountain proximity. This 93-square-meter property in a historic village has been completely restored and is 20 kms from a ski resort, 30 kms from Pescara airport, and 40 kms from the beach. Price: 61,000 euros (US$69,075).

-- The artisan village of Cotacachi, Ecuador is famous for its leather and handicrafts (an ideal place to base yourself for an import-export business). This one-bedroom house in a gated community is just 15 minutes out from the village with views of the surrounding Andean countryside. Price: US$55,000.

-- In the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of France's Béarn region (popular with skiers in winter and hikers in summer), this renovated, second-floor apartment covers 58 square meters. It has two bedrooms, a bathroom, equipped kitchen and open living room, shared garden, and private cellar. Price (including agency fees): 64,000 euros (US$72,475).

-- Several one-bedroom units available in an apartment building in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. On the Samaná peninsula, this beach community is popular with tourists and home to thousands of expats (mostly European). Units are 60 square meters with air-conditioned bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/dining/living area, and shared swimming pool. Property is close to services and a 15-minute walk to the beach. Price: US$69,000.

-- In County Clare, on Ireland's "Wild Atlantic Way,"this 94-square-meter cottage sits on 1 acre. It's close to the village of Doonbeg—a popular spot with summer tourists and home to Trump International Hotel and Golf Resort—and less than 30 minutes to Shannon International Airport, which operates direct flights to the United States. It has a kitchen, living room, shower room, three bedrooms, and a large outbuilding. Price: 85,000 euros (US$96,240).

-- This luxury studio in Tulum, a beach town on Mexico's Riviera Maya, would make for an ideal vacation rental. The area is popular for having the largest coral reef in the Atlantic and some of the best-preserved Maya sites. It's in a modern, 12-unit development close to the beach. The property is 40 square meters with a bedroom, bathroom, open-plan living room and kitchen, and a shared swimming pool. Price: US$99,000.

-- Two-bedroom home in Corozal, Belize. Corozal offers a small-town, Caribbean lifestyle, only a convenient 16 kms from the Mexican town of Chetumal and its shopping malls. This 78-square-meter property is part of a private residential community and has open living/kitchen/dining area, laundry room, and access to a shared pool. Price: US$75,000.

If you're coming from North America, where the average size of a newly constructed, detached home is 240 square meters, you may have your doubts about surviving in a 40-square-meter studio in Tulum.

But how much space do you really need?

https://letters.liveandinvestoverseas.co...6pb4sth2bs
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(06-20-2019 04:01 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  I live in Germany because there are no jobs in southern europe. In northern europe everything is pricey, everything has taxes, for everything you need 3 permits, everything can make you pay a fine, many insurances are compulsory, etc. It is a dystopian Huxleyan police state.

BUT that is the price I pay not to have to live in Colombia or in Nicaragua and getting shanked and gutted because they wanted 30 dollars I had in my wallet. I pay that price not to live in Congo or Niger and having some fellows perform a magic ritual peeling my skin and then burning me. Do I really have to go on?

No, there no need to go on. A real man does not mindlessly live in his fears.

Almost every country in the world is safe if you do not act stupidly, do not hang out with scumbags, and stay out of the few unsafe poverty-stricken areas of the city. You make it sound as if half the world is downtown Caracas or Los Cabos.
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Portugal could be a very good option.
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(06-20-2019 04:45 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 04:01 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  I live in Germany because there are no jobs in southern europe. In northern europe everything is pricey, everything has taxes, for everything you need 3 permits, everything can make you pay a fine, many insurances are compulsory, etc. It is a dystopian Huxleyan police state.

BUT that is the price I pay not to have to live in Colombia or in Nicaragua and getting shanked and gutted because they wanted 30 dollars I had in my wallet. I pay that price not to live in Congo or Niger and having some fellows perform a magic ritual peeling my skin and then burning me. Do I really have to go on?

No, there no need to go on. A real man does not mindlessly live in his fears.

Almost every country in the world is safe if you do not act stupidly, do not hang out with scumbags, and stay out of the few unsafe poverty-stricken areas of the city. You make it sound as if half the world is downtown Caracas or Los Cabos.

This is true for the most part, at least if you're a single guy with no kids to worry about. I mean, I spent a few years working in Honduras when I was single and it was fine, and Honduras is a dangerous hellhole of a country if there ever was one. Just use common sense and don't walk around drunk, like you say.

It gets sketchier when you have a wife and kids to worry about, as I do now. God forbid I should ever return to Honduras as a family man.

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(06-22-2019 09:15 AM)bucky Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 04:45 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 04:01 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  I live in Germany because there are no jobs in southern europe. In northern europe everything is pricey, everything has taxes, for everything you need 3 permits, everything can make you pay a fine, many insurances are compulsory, etc. It is a dystopian Huxleyan police state.

BUT that is the price I pay not to have to live in Colombia or in Nicaragua and getting shanked and gutted because they wanted 30 dollars I had in my wallet. I pay that price not to live in Congo or Niger and having some fellows perform a magic ritual peeling my skin and then burning me. Do I really have to go on?

No, there no need to go on. A real man does not mindlessly live in his fears.

Almost every country in the world is safe if you do not act stupidly, do not hang out with scumbags, and stay out of the few unsafe poverty-stricken areas of the city. You make it sound as if half the world is downtown Caracas or Los Cabos.

This is true for the most part, at least if you're a single guy with no kids to worry about. I mean, I spent a few years working in Honduras when I was single and it was fine, and Honduras is a dangerous hellhole of a country if there ever was one. Just use common sense and don't walk around drunk, like you say.

It gets sketchier when you have a wife and kids to worry about, as I do now. God forbid I should ever return to Honduras as a family man.

I do not live in fear, I am simply aware of what is beyond the now non-existent borders of Europe. I have eyes to see what happens when those people come here: they enrich us with their culture. If I had wife and kids I would do anything not to live in a culturally rich neighborhood period, no matter the country because… well because the countries belong to the howling wind. No human is illegal.

I pay taxes in Germany not to live in China with the communist party spying on every step I take. I pay taxes in Germany not to live in AIDS ridden, alcoholic, corrupt, demoralized Russia. I pay taxes in Germany not to live in Southafrica and be persecuted merely (das racis) for the color of my skin.

All those places are cheaper than Germany, but it is a baaaaad invesment. Open up your eyes people, millions of angry-hungry-horny men are at the gates.
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(06-23-2019 06:23 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  
(06-22-2019 09:15 AM)bucky Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 04:45 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 04:01 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  I live in Germany because there are no jobs in southern europe. In northern europe everything is pricey, everything has taxes, for everything you need 3 permits, everything can make you pay a fine, many insurances are compulsory, etc. It is a dystopian Huxleyan police state.

BUT that is the price I pay not to have to live in Colombia or in Nicaragua and getting shanked and gutted because they wanted 30 dollars I had in my wallet. I pay that price not to live in Congo or Niger and having some fellows perform a magic ritual peeling my skin and then burning me. Do I really have to go on?

No, there no need to go on. A real man does not mindlessly live in his fears.

Almost every country in the world is safe if you do not act stupidly, do not hang out with scumbags, and stay out of the few unsafe poverty-stricken areas of the city. You make it sound as if half the world is downtown Caracas or Los Cabos.

This is true for the most part, at least if you're a single guy with no kids to worry about. I mean, I spent a few years working in Honduras when I was single and it was fine, and Honduras is a dangerous hellhole of a country if there ever was one. Just use common sense and don't walk around drunk, like you say.

It gets sketchier when you have a wife and kids to worry about, as I do now. God forbid I should ever return to Honduras as a family man.

I do not live in fear, I am simply aware of what is beyond the now non-existent borders of Europe. I have eyes to see what happens when those people come here: they enrich us with their culture. If I had wife and kids I would do anything not to live in a culturally rich neighborhood period, no matter the country because… well because the countries belong to the howling wind. No human is illegal.

I pay taxes in Germany not to live in China with the communist party spying on every step I take. I pay taxes in Germany not to live in AIDS ridden, alcoholic, corrupt, demoralized Russia. I pay taxes in Germany not to live in Southafrica and be persecuted merely (das racis) for the color of my skin.

All those places are cheaper than Germany, but it is a baaaaad invesment. Open up your eyes people, millions of angry-hungry-horny men are at the gates.

They are not at the gates. They are inside the gates. Over 10 million people living in Germany today were born outside of Germany -- that's about 12% of the German population. Germany is the second most popular destination for immigrants in the world after the United States.
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(06-23-2019 06:23 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  
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(06-20-2019 04:45 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 04:01 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  I live in Germany because there are no jobs in southern europe. In northern europe everything is pricey, everything has taxes, for everything you need 3 permits, everything can make you pay a fine, many insurances are compulsory, etc. It is a dystopian Huxleyan police state.

BUT that is the price I pay not to have to live in Colombia or in Nicaragua and getting shanked and gutted because they wanted 30 dollars I had in my wallet. I pay that price not to live in Congo or Niger and having some fellows perform a magic ritual peeling my skin and then burning me. Do I really have to go on?

No, there no need to go on. A real man does not mindlessly live in his fears.

Almost every country in the world is safe if you do not act stupidly, do not hang out with scumbags, and stay out of the few unsafe poverty-stricken areas of the city. You make it sound as if half the world is downtown Caracas or Los Cabos.

This is true for the most part, at least if you're a single guy with no kids to worry about. I mean, I spent a few years working in Honduras when I was single and it was fine, and Honduras is a dangerous hellhole of a country if there ever was one. Just use common sense and don't walk around drunk, like you say.

It gets sketchier when you have a wife and kids to worry about, as I do now. God forbid I should ever return to Honduras as a family man.

I do not live in fear, I am simply aware of what is beyond the now non-existent borders of Europe. I have eyes to see what happens when those people come here: they enrich us with their culture. If I had wife and kids I would do anything not to live in a culturally rich neighborhood period, no matter the country because… well because the countries belong to the howling wind. No human is illegal.

I pay taxes in Germany not to live in China with the communist party spying on every step I take. I pay taxes in Germany not to live in AIDS ridden, alcoholic, corrupt, demoralized Russia. I pay taxes in Germany not to live in Southafrica and be persecuted merely (das racis) for the color of my skin.

All those places are cheaper than Germany, but it is a baaaaad invesment. Open up your eyes people, millions of angry-hungry-horny men are at the gates.

You didn't get around much in Germany and probably live in an isolated bubble if you don't notice the unwashed muslim hordes around you.

The state of Northrhine Westphalia was already bad before rapefugees but nowadays it's more akin to Afghanistan in the afternoon without any white Germans present on the street, yet people act like this is still the Germany of yesteryear...

The country is slowly but surely falling apart and with a steady influx of violent and unemployable 3rd world people things will surely descent into chaos within the next 20 years in one way or another.
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RE: The cheapest place to live that's actually livable
I will be building my place in the Philippines. Maybe $50k at current exchange rates. That doesn't include the trout pond, tennis court and pepper garden. Plus wine cellar, suspension chamber and top tech to attract thinkers as a B&B.
06-27-2019 05:08 AM
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There were some really good ideas in this thread - apart from the constant derailing into US healthcare arguments!

Still, I'm going to DM a few of you if you don't mind with some Qs - I'm in exactly the same situation as the OP was (again)

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06-27-2019 06:06 AM
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Talked to a home builder yesterday that told me you can build a house all in with materials and labor for $28sft in Portugal..
06-27-2019 09:20 AM
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RE: The cheapest place to live that's actually livable
(06-23-2019 06:23 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  
(06-22-2019 09:15 AM)bucky Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 04:45 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 04:01 PM)Spaniard in Germany Wrote:  I live in Germany because there are no jobs in southern europe. In northern europe everything is pricey, everything has taxes, for everything you need 3 permits, everything can make you pay a fine, many insurances are compulsory, etc. It is a dystopian Huxleyan police state.

BUT that is the price I pay not to have to live in Colombia or in Nicaragua and getting shanked and gutted because they wanted 30 dollars I had in my wallet. I pay that price not to live in Congo or Niger and having some fellows perform a magic ritual peeling my skin and then burning me. Do I really have to go on?

No, there no need to go on. A real man does not mindlessly live in his fears.

Almost every country in the world is safe if you do not act stupidly, do not hang out with scumbags, and stay out of the few unsafe poverty-stricken areas of the city. You make it sound as if half the world is downtown Caracas or Los Cabos.

This is true for the most part, at least if you're a single guy with no kids to worry about. I mean, I spent a few years working in Honduras when I was single and it was fine, and Honduras is a dangerous hellhole of a country if there ever was one. Just use common sense and don't walk around drunk, like you say.

It gets sketchier when you have a wife and kids to worry about, as I do now. God forbid I should ever return to Honduras as a family man.

I do not live in fear, I am simply aware of what is beyond the now non-existent borders of Europe. I have eyes to see what happens when those people come here: they enrich us with their culture. If I had wife and kids I would do anything not to live in a culturally rich neighborhood period, no matter the country because… well because the countries belong to the howling wind. No human is illegal.

I pay taxes in Germany not to live in China with the communist party spying on every step I take. I pay taxes in Germany not to live in AIDS ridden, alcoholic, corrupt, demoralized Russia. I pay taxes in Germany not to live in Southafrica and be persecuted merely (das racis) for the color of my skin.

All those places are cheaper than Germany, but it is a baaaaad invesment. Open up your eyes people, millions of angry-hungry-horny men are at the gates.
LOL. Exactly..the 3rd world might be good for a visit but so many want out..that has got to mean something. One thing I learned living overseas is that ALL the expats eventually want to go back home or they drop dead. I am happy I am rich enough NOT to have to be an expat in my old age.
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