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    Chiang Mai Listed Where Couple Can Retire for US$1,500/month

    A new survey from International Living stated that Chiang Mai is one of 13 budget-friendly places where couples can retire abroad and live on as little as US$1,500/month. The report describes Chiang Mai as a lively and diverse city.

    It is an area where Thais, Chinese, Indians, and foreigners live together smoothly. Chiang Mai’s charm lies in its rich history and culture. But there is still a way of life that is within reach. Housing costs are only $300 per month (approximately 10,000 baht), making it attractive to retirees looking for a comfortable and rewarding lifestyle, combined with the charm and beauty of an interesting culture.


    The survey uses seven benchmarks:

    Visas and benefits


    Cost of living


    Affinity rating


    Health care


    Development and governance


    Climate

    A study of 200 countries around the world found 13 destinations that couples enjoy after retirement and are able to live on just $1,500 per month.


    In addition to examining those factors, International Living also considers the availability of high-speed internet. Networking opportunities and local people or English-speaking service providers in each country are an important factor, as well.


    13 places where couples can retire abroad and live on as little as $1,500/month:


    Penang, Malaysia


    Chiang Mai, Thailand


    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Kuching, Malaysia


    Hoi An, Vietnam


    Querétaro, Mexico


    Isla Mujeres, Mexico


    Cozumel, Mexico


    Armenia, Colombia


    Arenal, Costa Rica


    Alicante, Spain


    Granada, Spain


    Bergerac, France


    Chiang Mai Listed Where Couple Can Retire for US$1,500/month - The Pattaya News

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    Bring your own air supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    13 places where couples can retire abroad and live on as little as $1,500/month:

    Alicante, Spain

    Granada, Spain

    Bergerac, France
    Does it include sitting outside restaurants watching other people eat?

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    Bloody hell, Penang? $1500 is roughly 6,000 Rm.

    housing will take ~2,000

    AC will run between 500-1,200 per month.

    And not much left for a month of groceries and don’t even think about drinking, traveling or needing insurance.

    Im not sure what visa you will eligible for on that.

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    Kuching maybe.

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    Climate? You cannot see the sky for 2-3 months.

    Visas? Unless one of them is Thai and they are married, they'll need 800k in the bank or a monthly income that is more than the $1500 quoted.

    Healthcare? how much left outta $1500 after insuring 2 pensioners?


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