August 1, 2013

"I receive a pension of US$1,071 a month, and I'm thinking of retiring to the Philippines. How comfortable of a life would I have on this budget? Or do you have any suggestions as to where I could retire comfortably with this small pension?"

--Donald E., United States

Asia Correspondent Wendy Justice responds:

"Yes, you could live comfortably in the Philippines for US$1,071 a month. I'd recommend taking a look around Cebu and Dumaguete where you could live a middle-class lifestyle without having to worry about money. It's very inexpensive there, and you could enjoy a fine quality of life for US$1,000 or less a month.

"Other areas to consider would be around Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Pai in Thailand and Nha Trang, Hoi An, and Danang in Vietnam. All of these places have a much lower cost of living than in the West. There are also some parts of Malaysia, such as Kuching, where you could live a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle for US$1,000 or less per month."


The Inside Story On The Real Panama (Warts And All)

Here's your chance to uncover the opportunity that's right for you in the world's top retirement, lifestyle, investment, doing-business, and embarking-on-a-new-adventure haven...

However, to do that, you need to see Panama for what she really is. You need to open your eyes to the good, the bad, and the ugly of doing business, investing, banking, and living here. Only then can you set yourself up for success.

Let us show you Panama without the sugar coating...from a team of expats, investors, and businesspeople with, together, many decades of experience living, investing, making money, and having fun in the Hub of the Americas.

Full details here on the one-of-a-kind service that brings you the real Panama, warts and all. 


Continue Reading:

Charmed By Istanbul

Enter Your E-Mail:

Readers Say

"This was a 10! Great event. Awesome job by the Live and Invest Overseas team!"

Edward T., United States


"Thank you for all your hard work. You have made a lot of people dream and a lot of dreams come true. I enjoy all the e-mails from all your staff living all over the world. I am always telling people about you and how you started your publications years ago. In fact, I just today told my banker about how honest and smart you are, letting us know where to go. Wish I had listened to you more years ago..."

— Marlene M., Alaska

Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

Read more here.


Sign up for Overseas Opportunity Letter

Receive our editor's latest research reports...absolutely FREE!

letters The Best Places For Living And
Investing in the World for 2015