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5 Great Places To Retire or Vacation
Malaysia Malaysia is one of the most affordable and beautiful places to own a home One of the lowest costs of living on this list. For example: Dinner for 2: $10 Health insurance: $33/month Beautiful urban areas surrounded by jungles and beaches Expect to pay for a house (U.S. Dollars): $72,000-140,000
Nicaragua Nicaragua features beautiful beaches, volcanos, and a very modern metropolitan area (Managua) Beautiful historic hotspots such as Granada and Leon Median price of a 2,200 square foot, 3-bedroom house: $199,000 (San Juan del Sur)
Ecuador Not only is Ecuador’s cost of living very low, but you can live luxuriously on a low budget Many foreigners have homes in multiple locations, such as in the city and near the beach A luxury condo right on the coast can be had for about $150,000
Panama Panama is a modern, developed nation with most of the amenities of U.S. cities Costs of living are extremely low. For example: Dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine: $30 Full time maid: $175/month Currency is the U.S. Dollar, so no currency exchange is necessary Expect to pay for a house (in U.S. Dollars): $70,000-170,000
Belize Belize offers the best of the Caribbean at a fraction of the cost Official language is English, so no language barriers to worry about Expect to pay from $140,000-250,000 for a 3-bedroom house and beachfront lot!
Sources and photo credits http://nicaraguadispatch.com/2012/09/nicaraguas-real-estate-still-a-bargain/ http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Asia/malaysia/Price-History http://www.belizefirst.com/cost.html http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Latin-America/Panama/Price-History http://internationalliving.com/2013/02/up-to-50-off-property-prices-in-boquete-panama/ http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/2012/03/19/the-18-best-places-to-retire-overseas http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/01/04/the-10-best-countries-to-retire-to-in-2013/ http://internationalliving.com/2012/11/cost-of-living-overseas/ Photo Credits (clockwise from top left) Malaysia: Habib Munmum, Flickr/yeowatzup, Christian Torrissen, public domain Nicaragua: Adalberto H Vega, Jean-Pierre Dalbera, Delwin Stephen Campbell Ecuador: Martin Zeise, Martin Zeise, wikipedia/Bonsairolex Panama: Stan Shebs, Adam Jones, wikipedia/nico2panama Belize: public domain, Dave10Broek, Christian Torrissen