The Cost of Living in Tuscany Italy: Where to Live For Less in Tuscany and Beyond

The Cost of Living in Tuscany Italy: Where to Live For Less in Tuscany and Beyond

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April 11, 2011

The cost of living in Italy can admittedly be high. But even in glamorous Tuscany, they can also be affordably low. As always, much depends on your lifestyle—and also your location. Most people have heard of the Tuscan cities of Florence and Siena. But go to a city like Pistoia and your cost of living will be low.

Cost of Living in Ecuador: $38/day (Per Couple)

Cost of Living in Ecuador: $38/day (Per Couple)

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April 6, 2011

How much does it really cost to live in Ecuador? I’ve reported in the past about couples living in this country on no more than $500 or $600 per month. Now that my husband and I have been living off and on in Cotacachi for the last couple of years, I’ve put pencil to paper to tally our own cost of living in Ecuador.

Enjoy a Low Cost Living in Campeche, Mexico

Enjoy a Low Cost Living in Campeche, Mexico

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March 24, 2011

One seaside destination in Mexico that’s starting to gain attention is Campeche, in the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s one of the few colonial cities in Mexico that’s right on the ocean. And though there is no beach—the shore is rocky there—it enjoys sea breezes and a tropical climate. To top it off, the cost of living in Campeche is much lower than in many seaside destinations.

Video of the Tumbaco Valley: Great Weather and a Low Cost of Living Just Outside Quito, Ecuador

Video of the Tumbaco Valley: Great Weather and a Low Cost of Living Just Outside Quito, Ecuador

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March 8, 2011

On their tour of the valleys outside Quito, Ecuador, IL editors Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher go to Tumbaco, where local schools and cultural groups are singing, dancing, and performing skits to celebrate Recycling Awareness Day.

From Alberta to Panama: “Our Cost of Living is Down 50%”

From Alberta to Panama: “Our Cost of Living is Down 50%”

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February 5, 2011

“We fell in love with the view,” says Susan Roussel of her ocean view condo on the beach in Panama. “We wanted to get away from Canada and experience a tropical climate for a while.” With it’s excellent infrastructure, schools, and safety, Panama was the best fit for the Roussels.