Placencia is a charming little seaside town found at the tip of a peninsula off the coast of mainland Belize.It's fast becoming Belize's most desirable location as it fronts the gorgeous Caribbean Sea to the east and a resplendent freshwater lagoon, full of wildlife and with a view of the gorgeous Maya mountain chain, to the west.
One of the main benefits of living in Colombia is the low cost of living. And what’s more, it’s a low cost of living in a country that offers many of the first-world amenities and infrastructure that you’d expect in a much more expensive location.
When looking for a place to retire, cost of living is the first concern for a lot of people. 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, an island just off Malaysia’s west coast, is that place. On $2,500 a month, a couple can live extremely well. Rent in a modern highrise with a pool, a gym, and security guards will cost about $750 to $800. That price will get you a modern 2,300-square-foot condo with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the ocean. If you don't care to live with a view or by the beach, you can rent a two- or three-bedroom place for about $550 to $650, which means you could easily live on $2,000 a month.
Everyone seems to agree: the quality of your life improves when you move to Mexico. And a huge part of that is the lower cost of living you’ll enjoy. Goods and services cost less…so you can afford the kinds of luxuries only the wealthy enjoy in the U.S.—like a maid, a cook, and a gardener.
Peru is one of the least expensive countries to live in South America. You can cover your basic expenses for $2,000 per month or less in most areas other than in Lima. Living in the capital costs you a bit more for the same quality of life as you would experience in outlying areas.
Portugal offers arguably the lowest cost of living in Western Europe. Just about everything, from accommodation to groceries, is affordable. Including rent, a couple can live comfortably in Portugal’s interior, or in small cities, from about $1,700 a month.
Most American, Canadian, and European expats in Costa Rica spend much less money on day-to-day expenses than they do in their home countries.
Colombia’s real estate market is hot. While home prices in the U.S. plummeted during the economic crisis in 2006 to 2009, the real estate market weathered the storm unscathed. Between 2010 and 2011, property values leveled off, with values increasing an average of 4.8% to 5.3% nationwide. In 2012 and 2013, home prices soared again, Read more...: Renting in Colombia
A dignified small city resting on a bluff, Sorrento is a sun-splashed energetic place. Its position on the Sorrentine Peninsula gives it stunning views of Vesuvius looming over Naples as well as the magical rocky island of Capri. There are relaxing cafes, plenty of shops from posh to practical, and a sheltered shoreline below the Read more...: Sorrento, Italy
Mexico is a welcoming and friendly haven for retirees and others from the U.S and beyond.