It must be possible for a cheap single person to live there for 1500 a month or less. There are even a few in the list where people are able to live on 800. A month in the next two weeks I’ll, be ranking places around the world for other qualities like best white sand, beaches in the world, best colonial-era towns in the world and best small towns in the world so subscribe.
So you can watch those. Also, ok, my methodology. I’m, normally more scientific in picking my favorites, but this year I decided to rank them purely based upon my gut reaction to being in all these places.
My method only works if you have spent considerable time in each place, which I have you can get all of the 50 plus retire early for cheap paradise reports in vagabond Buddha calm. Now I will show you pictures of my top 15 places to retire cheap internationally.
As I read my paragraph about each full reports of each town, as I say, are available at vagabond Buddha, I will read these in reverse order, so you have to wait until the end to hear my top three picks at the end.
I will tell you how to get the list in writing. So you, don’t have to take notes. Ok, here we go top 15 favourite places to retire cheap internationally for 2020, starting with my least favorite and moving forward to my most favorite 15 number 15 is Kemp oak.
Cambodia Kemp boat is not a place for the average western-style consumer. The simplicity of life here would be unbearable for most Westerners Khenpo doesn’t really excel in any one category, in my mind, as compared to other retired chief in paradise, locations around the world, but it somehow just grows on you.
This is the slowest pace of living anywhere in the world. The center of this colonial-era city is full of foreign owned restaurants, charging about four to six dollars per meal, but the local owned restaurants have meals starting around $ 1.
The smell of marijuana is everywhere in the air. There is a gentle river flowing through town and kayaking several places upstream. The Sun sets over gorgeous mountains as you drink $ 1 beers on the top of houseboat bars that line the river in the center of the city.
It’s, a beautiful place, Merida Mexico 14th on the top 15 moving towards number 1 Marina has one of the first cities, the Spanish built in the Americas. The Spanish used stones from the previous ancient city direct, the churches, government buildings and homes of wealthy invading colonists Merida still enjoys the arts, literature and music from the original Americans who have maintained their culture here.
To some extent, Mairead is just 20 minutes from the turquoise water and white sand, beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico’s. You’re right near the beautiful ocean and white sand. They’re nearby, cenotes, the faint, the famous pink lake and the colonial era, central part in the center of merida, with the catholic church built in 1596, you’ll notice, remnants of the castle walls, as you stroll about the streets surrounding The central park or zocalo are blocked off on weekends, and families stroll about the nightlife goes late into the evening with many types of live music, including jazz, mariachi and techno.
Merida has been attracting expats over the last few decades because of the tropical climate, beautiful Beaches, low cost of living, cultural diversity and colonial homes that are fun to renovate and occupy okay.
Number 13 13th. Most favorite place arequipa. Peru are Kiba, is a gorgeous colonial era. City and the andes in the southern part of Peru, walk along the cobblestone streets and you’ll, find an endless array of both foreign and domestic restaurants.
The Central Park is a gorgeous place to spend an evening as the Sun Goes Down and the city lights, the cathedral built in 1566, I could live easily in arequipa and the cost of living living is reasonable.
The only thing that makes me hesitate at all is that it felt a little too cool. In the middle of the day, you can walk around wearing only a single layer year-round, but after about 4 p.m. it gets cool fairly quickly, so bring a jacket or a sweater.
Ok, cuenca ecuador. The 12th both favored my 12th, most favored city quincas on almost everyone’s, retired cheap and paradise lists, and it’s, easy to see why it is a smaller colonial air city in the Ondes in ecuador, at the perfect elevation.
So it stays cool even in the warmest summer months. Expats have been coming here for decades, because the city centre is really a colonial-era showpiece, with many of the best restored buildings in South America.
Somehow the cost of living here is remained relatively low and stable, partly because Ecuador uses the American dollar for its currency. There are multiple large public markets where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables from locals and even an expat grocery store where you can get foods from home.
Okay, next up Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the lemon my 11th, most favored retired chief in paradise. Location port is a large modern city with all the conveniences that implies. It has several of the most beautiful and modern malls hotels, resorts and public transportation in Southeast Asia.
All the famous movies from all over the world play in multiple language and all of the most famous expensive brands in the world have stores in the malls in KL. If Singapore and Bangkok had a baby, they would name it Kuala Lumpur, it’s, not as gritty as Bangkok, nor is boring and is expensive as Singapore.
It’s not for everyone, but if large organized clean and safe cities are your thing, you’ll love it in Kuala Lumpur, okay, ten number, ten, Porto Portugal, it has a beautiful landscape and a romantic yet safe feeling to it.
It’s like living in a storybook. The central area of Porto is highly walkable. Portal has Porto has gorgeous ancient architecture. It’s like walking through a living museum with single-lane cobblestones Prix vehicle streets.
In many parts there are beaches wine tours symphony, many food choices, hiking biking great day trips, weekend, getaways sports stadiums, sailing watersports, cruising parks, nature, etc. Porter has an old-world charm that you usually only find in more expensive cities, plus it has the Lyell grocery store chain which sells amazing, gourmet foods for really cheap Porto is the best cheap base to explore Western Europe.
It’s, a little cooler than I normally like, but it reminds me of San Francisco California, whether near where I grew up and I loved that place too. Okay, moving to number nine Penang Malaysia, ours will feel like minutes as you stroll around Georgetown colonial-era and spot colorful street art around every corner.
The number one attraction here is finding the best Mama’s, restaurant in town for a one to two dollar meal. Once you taste the amazing local foods, you’ll have a hard time convincing yourself to pay eight to ten dollars.
Us and the tourists restaurants, as a former British colony people are still required to speak English in many schools. Here there, art galleries listed things to do: music and nightlife, and arts and entertainment, the canteen in China House restaurant is still listed, as the premier live music forum, make sure to take our Beach and Buddha tour.
The street art tour, our old town, walking tour. Our nightlife tour and try our favorite restaurants on our restaurant list, most of our retired, cheap and paradise reports include all of this type. All of these types of information on mentioning it for her canang, but it’s in most all of the reports.
Ok, Guanajuato Mexico, coming in at number 8. This gorgeous colonial era city has some of the richest architecture in all of Mexico. Most streets are so skinny or steep autumn hills. Automobiles can’t drive down them, many streets are underground, so the surface feels like a small European village.
Valenciana silver mine produced two thirds of the world’s silver for 200 years, which is why the architecture is so gorgeous here. I love it here because it’s, a city and rolling hills. It has the highest walkability factor.
I’ve, ever seen after arrival from the bus station, we’ve only gotten into a vehicle. Once there’s Lebanese Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Argentinian and French for a town this size, it has a very active nightlife if you like, live music concerts, theater, modern dance, probably because it is a university town with all the dynamic life that that implies.
Okay, going to number 7 cameroon island in philippines, chemic ins, a small island with a fairly low density of people, they’re, looking for less civilization and more nature. This may be your place. There are several waterfalls cascading down the sides of the fairly dormant volcano filled mountains, landing in swimmable, pools of water.
There are a few hidden white sand beaches on the island itself, but mostly you’ll need to visit the even smaller islands, just one or two kilometers off cam. Again, you can grab a ferry to do that. You can snorkel scuba dive, fish ride, bikes and scooters, and visit with the beautiful locals here are a few really good rest.
There are a few really good restaurants and many more local food restaurants. There is one small mall and daily ferries to larger islands to the north and south, make sure to check out the 100 year old clams.
We have several tours. You can take in our retired cheap report. It’s, one of those tours okay, coming in at number, six will haka Mexico muhaha state has a large indigenous population, with 50 % of the population of in a different indigenous culture.
Speaking different local languages, Oaxaca City hosts the indigenous festival, the largest most famous indigenous festival in the world, held annually to celebrate their native culture of music, costumes, dance and food.
Some of the most well preserved ancient rooms in Mexico are nearby in Monte, albán and mitla. Oaxaca is a perfect elevation, so it’s, not too warm in the summer or too cold in the winter. The indigenous people suffered great hardship under the Aztecs and then again when the Spanish showed up in 1521.
The colonial air center of the city is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved of anywhere in the world. The Central Park or zocalo is a joy to experience night and day with music, dance and beautiful foods in restaurants and food carts.
This is my favorite city. In Mexico, okay, coming in at number five dumaguete Philippines, dumaguete itself is a quaint little city that you may not expect to find in the top five places to retire. But the city has everything you need in terms of public market restaurants, grocery stores with many international foods.
Plus there is a Central City area where you can live and walk everywhere, but I would prefer to live up the hill, a bit eight kilometers in the smaller city called Valencia. There are hot springs, waterfalls and public markets, but you ‘
Ll need a scooter to get around or a small car. The real fun starts when you hop on a ferry to one of the beautiful islands like nearby oppo or city. It’s, sort of like Carrigan, but more people and business to make everyday life a little easier and more diverse.
Let’s. It’s, a university town which is influenced the dynamic nature of the city and has one of the best hospitals and medical schools in the islands. Coming in at number four Playa del Carmen Mexico, I’ve, been going to Playa del Carmen since about 1992.
The beaches have suffered some erosion, but you can still find beautiful stretches of white sand beaches with turquoise blue water. You’ll, not be able to stay within a cheap budget. If you try to live within a few blocks of the beach and tourist apartments so go in about five to eight blocks.
You can run on the beach in the morning and walk down the beach at night. There are super expensive tourist restaurants near the beach and on Fifth Avenue, but if you eat at the local family style, restaurants and cook, mostly at home, you should be able to live in this true paradise for cheap.
If you’d like to live in a more Mexican feeling village to stay a few miles south in Tulum in the village, about one kilometer behind the fancy beach resorts of Tulum, these two places, Tulum and playa del carmen – are just a one dollar Bus ride, apart on a local colectivo, see the reports for more details on that.
Okay, coming to number three in the world of my favorite top places to retire cheap is high and nom old town hoi an is a walk back even before the 16th century. When Europeans arrived in sailing vessels to trade with the Far East, the architecture and foods reflect an integration of east meets west and the best of each road often called this home.
There are tree-lined two-lane streets with flowers hanging from second floor balconies and open street markets. For overflowing with fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables, people can try flavors that cost five times as much and are not as fresh as home.
A beautiful beach is just a six corner bicycle ride away. There are four museums in Hawaii and ten art galleries. By the way you can stay at the beach, if you prefer, you can dance the night away and get up in the morning and go to yoga grab the bus to Danang for two dollars or a minivan to a hill station called the LA for $ 11.
Stay the weekend or or a week, if you like, number two in the world, Bali, Indonesia, who bet, is a beautiful, traditional village in the mountains of Bali, where many people love to stay in many of the healthy international food restaurants.
This is the one of one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. It was, of course, beautiful the landscape, the beaches, the people, the joys of this relatively small island – are spread out everywhere, so you ‘
Ll need to have a vehicle or rent a scooter, like most people make sure to ride your scooter to you to Allah on the southern tip of Bali to see the fishermen boats, the local fish market and children dressed in their school uniforms, also take the ferry Over to lamb bone gone for the weekend and visit the famous clip beaches and umbrella, graveyards finally bring your camera with you when you visit the terraced rice fields when when they are in full green harvest.
Okay, now the number one place in the world my favorite place is not Ron. Vietnam, it’s, well known beach town in Vietnam. It has some beautiful beach right in front of the city and more try that one is north and south.
It’s, one of the best places in the world to enjoy a beautiful beach with a city behind it that has delicious cheap food and accommodations sure you can pay an arm and a leg here in not wrong if you like, but once you Try my best cheap food places at sidewalk, restaurants, you won’t pay more, except on special occasions.
There are proper vegan and vegetarian restaurants with many with many kinds of meat, substitute dishes that are delicious. We stayed in a beautiful one-bedroom apartment, one block from the beach for $ 15 a night with equipped the kitchen, Wi-Fi and balcony I loved running on the beach every morning and walking along the ocean at night.
There’s. Nothing like a world-class city. On the beach but living cheap also, are you kidding me okay at this point, you’re, probably thinking. Why is Thailand not on the list good question? I had Chiang Mai.
Thailand is number one on my list last year, but over the last few years the Thai government has shown little interest in attracting or maintaining retire retiree expats. If you were there, you know if you’re already there and are happy that I’m, not recommending you depart.
But if I do not recommend making, I do not recommend making any long-term plans to be in Thailand over the next few years. Let’s, see how Thailand reacts to the coronavirus. Maybe the loss of tourism money will get them to open their welcome gates to retiree expense.
Again, I do still recommend Thailand as one of the great places to visit for a month or two, but it just doesn’t belong on my top 15 favourite places to retire cheap internationally for 2020. There’s, many better bases around it and you can just visit it from time to time.
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