The 5 Most Affordable Places I’ve Lived in Europe

I’ve been traveling full-time, mostly around Europe, for just over six years. In that time, I’ve bounced around a lot—renting tiny top-floor studios in artistic Parisian neighbourhoods, spacious two-bedroom apartments in the Swiss Alps, even a room in an ancient farmhouse on the sunny southern island of Malta. In every place, I’ve tracked my spending fastidiously...

Cost of Living in Penang

When looking for a place to retire, cost of living is the first concern for most. Many are on a fixed budget and want to live in a place that has all the comforts of home, without the same high costs. Penang, Malaysia is that place. On $3,300 a month, a couple can live in luxury. Rent in a modern highrise with a pool, a gym and security guards will cost around $1,000. While that may seem...

3 Top Asian Countries for High Quality, Low Cost Dental Care

The Australian Dental Association estimates up to 10,000 Australians go overseas each year in search of cheaper dental treatment. A growing number of patients have learned that they can save tens of thousands of dollars on dental treatment without foregoing on quality…and all of these services are just a short plane journey away.

Golf Tournaments, Carnivals and Low-Cost Living

The original plan was to try out retirement abroad—a short test-drive. But after just a few months on Panama’s Pacific coast, Rex, 77, and Colleen Swanson, 68, were ready to stay for at least two years. So, they signed another lease on their rental home in a small, well-landscaped, waterfront community about 20 minutes’ drive from Pedasí, a small fishing and farming community popular with expats.

White-Sand Beaches, Mountains and Low-Cost Living: Welcome to Da Nang

Wide streets and leafy boulevards, a riverfront promenade, kilometres of powdery sand, a cafe on almost every corner...when it comes to Southeast Asian cities, Da Nang is one of the most surprising. Ringed by mountains on one side and overlooking the South China Sea on the other, Da Nang offers a laidback pace of life and a refreshing sense of space.

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