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Cheap Countries To Retire – Argentina

One of the more commonly mentioned places when people talk about a cheap country to retire to is Argentina. It has a lot of the features that many people are looking for. You get the nice weather and the lower cost of living, as well as a pretty cosmopolitan lifestyle if you live in Buenos Aires. There are also lots of Europeans living in the country.

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In Argentina, it is preferrable to purchase real estate rather than renting as their is a greater cost savings. There aren’t a lot of rental properties available, though you can find both furnished and unfurnished rentals, especially if you go a bit outside the city.

If you wish to supplement your retirement income with a job, there are many opportunities even though the unemployment is relatively high right now. Working for one of the many American companies, English language teaching, and tourist industry jobs are all things to consider.

Although Argentina is a cheap place to retire to, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to live in the style that you are accustomed to, or better. Pretty much all of the products you would purchase at home will also be available to you in the major cities, so you don’t have to worry about bringing things with you like you would in some of the options for a cheap country to retire to.

You should be able to live in Argentina easily with an income of $1,000 per month. This is comparable to the salary that a doctor makes in Argentina. If you live outside Buenos Aires your money will go further. However, you should expect to have a standard of living similar to that which is common in Europe. If you have at least this level of income you will also be able to get a residency visa for Argentina so you won’t have to worry about renewing your visa as often as you might otherwise.

Cheap Countries To Retire Around The World – Nepal

Those who want to find a cheap country to retire to have a wide variety of options. Many countries are less expensive than the US to live in, so you just have to choose which one suits you best. There are pros and cons to all of the different countries you could choose. One option worth considering for those who don’t need to have a lavish lifestyle is Nepal.

In Nepal, you can live in the capital, Kathmandu, for about $200 per person per month if you want to budget your money, or be very comfortable on about $500 per month. This is very inexpensive. People tend to eat rice, lentils, beans, and fruits and vegetables a lot. This is a poor country, so you won’t find all of the amenities you might be used to. There is no sewage treatment available, and water is usually pumped from large collection wells.

You will probably want to buy some type of imported heater to keep your home warm during the colder months. If you want more than one phone line you will have to be on a many years long waiting list or pay a large bribe to get to the head of the list. There aren’t a huge number of expats, many of those who are there work on the foreign aid projects that are being constructed.

As for the weather, Kathmandu is at a relatively high elevation. This means it isn’t one of the places where it is always warm. It doesn’t usually reach freezing often, however, and you also will be kept plenty cool by a fan for the most part during the summer. The weather is a bit more temperate. However, there is a monsoon season of about a month, and winter does get a bit cold.

There are a number of restaurants and other businesses in Kathmandu that now cater to Westerners, and you will want to use these for the most part since they have similar ideas about cleanliness and food, for example.

Although there is some civil strife in Nepal, and the government is continually changing, this doesn’t really affect the daily life in this country much, especially for tourists and expats. The main problems that occur are the transportation strikes that are common.