I must have gotten confused, reviewing I see even no states in Mexico maintain with +/- 10% levels of Jan 1 - Feb 28 levels of movement.Which states of Mexico are those? How do you see Tanzania in 2-3 years?
Nicaragua data looks promising. Most if not all of the country, capital included, seems to be at or within a good margin of pre covid movement levels. In a lot of areas people are spending even less time at home than pre covid. Ortega is very anti covid too. Unfortunately like most of Latin America it looks like they love wearing masks, but Nicaragua never had a lockdown... borders open but PCR test required...
I couldn't tell you the first thing about Tanzania, never been there - no idea.
Yeah... unfortunately once you leave the police states crime is a fact of life, comes as natural as the rain. That's why I emphasized places with a strong private security sector. Crime should be prepared for but I don't think it should stop you. But I agree in general about Russia & would say mostly the same about Belarus.I only like rural living and need 100% food independence which puts Moscow or SPB out of question. To me these ar crowded hellholes anyway. If things hit the fan,even in Moscow one would be fair game for all kinds of criminals, any moment. And the police is one with them, they're all corrupt there and work with cartels. I was robbed by ambulance crew in the 90s there and told not to report to the cops because I'd be a goner then. Seriously, anyone who thinks of moving to Russia permanently, should learn a bit about Black Realtors, for example. Lots of people were disappeared... Places like Chelyabinsk are just lawsless and I'd be much more worried about being murdered by criminals there than about any lockdown or vaccine, even.
Latin America, yes, been getting expeinsive and when I checked house and land prices in places like Paraguay and Argentina last year, they seemed to be grossly overpriced, with pricing levels approaching European (these were not favelas, though....I'm sure favelas and plywood shacks are more affordable)
If you're living in rural areas you'll either need to embed local peasants on your land, eat dinner with them, let your kids play with theirs, go to church with them, etc so all the local gangsters know to leave you alone. I know a lot of people who've done this in Colombia, Brazil, etc & it works. Or move to a private security colony. Or variations of this. What you can't do is move by yourself or in a small group to rural Africa, Latin America, etc. Never ends well for foreigners.