September 22, 2012
Thrifty installment #38 Move to a Third World Country
Okay so your retirement check isn't quite what you thought it would be. Or maybe you're just looking for a way to save a few extra dollars. Consider moving to a Third World country where cost-of-living can be considerably lower. Choosing your Third World country can be difficult as many lands are filled with violence. Check the news often for beheadings and casualties in your country of choice. Other considerations must be made such as does your country of choice have rampant disease? Is there clean water? Will you need transportation in your landing spot?Are there roads? Will you be growing the majority of your food or will you locate close to the market? Finding affordable housing in Third World countries usually is not a problem. As long as you're willing to live as the locals do. You do not want to stand out in your new homeland so blending into your new environment is a vital necessity. Check the Internet for proper attire. Many Third World countries have limited Internet access. Sometimes in the village there is a Internet café. Consider using social networks to help integrate yourself into local clicks. If you are bachelor or an old maid perhaps you can even find a mate which will greatly simplify things allowing you to move directly into a established home. The relationship can be purely platonic but be sure and discuss this beforehand. Moving to a Third World country can be an exciting chapter in any frugal living lovers life. Good luck on all your endeavors!