But when it comes to getting the best bang-for-your-buck, the best value destinations are still probably overseas – for living or retiring.
At the top of the list isn’t Thailand but you’re not far away. Malaysia. Formerly a British colony, you’ll get by with English as your spoken language and the cost of living is a lot lower and the weather warm and tropical.
“A couple can live in Penang comfortably for $1,450 a month, including rent.
Second on the list, and on the other side of the world, and the equator, is Mexico.
“Here, goods and services cost less than in the US… you can afford the kinds of luxuries that only the well-off have the pleasure of back home.”
Third on the list is another country very close to Thailand, Vietnam.
“We go out for dinner, we go to the movies, we go to the gym, we run the air conditioner – we don’t try to scrimp and save, but we usually only spend about $850 a month for everything.”
Read the whole list of the top seven places to retire or live the cheapest. Whilst Thailand has slipped off the list in recent years there are still plenty of savings for a life in Thailand. Locals still know where to go to get the 50 baht pad thai and 50 baht latte.
Read the entire list HERE.