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$1096 a month

Post by markus62 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:43 pm

Hello I'm new here and have been looking to retire somewhere outside the USA because I just can't afford to live here except in public housing and I hate it, so my questions are I receive $1096 a month I'm 62 in April and concerned about health care (costs), from a (reliable source) and my second question is what would $ 350 a month in rent get me? And could I bank any of that $1100 a month after rent, food, health insurance, one or two beers a day, no drugs. Well maybe a bowl now and then😁 Any information greatly appreciated from people in the know
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by that genius » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:45 pm

Boeung Tompoun: rent a 4/5 bed place for $250, sublet one floor for $100

Yes, you could save, but you would need discipline, and being celibate would aid you greatly, the local women are beautiful and friendly
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by Pizzalover » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:58 pm

What are your health problems? If it is high BP, diabetes, anything with the heart - forget it. In that case consider Georgia, moderate climate, easy visa. Or Bulgaria. Also consider where in Cambodia, the coast is pretty much history as the Chinese own it now. Phnom Penh is very difficult for an elderly man. My take is if someone wants to stay on this planet beyond 65 SEA is not the place for long term stays. Visit and enjoy the holiday but not more. This is not necessarily true for old hands who are adapted to some extent.
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by cannabistourist » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:05 pm

If your only motivation is to save, maybe you won't adapt well.
But if you really feel like you want new experience abroad, just go and do not care anything !
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:15 pm

In Phnom Penh you can easily find a one bedroom furnished place for $300 or even less, including cable TV and wifi. If you don't use the AC much, electricity will come in about $50/month and you can live on $15/day for food, drink and other essentials, so that all comes to about $800, less if you find a cheaper place. Only you can decide if you want to live in PP though.
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by Micmac » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:22 pm

I was paying $200 a month for a 1 bedroom place at Russian Market with wifi,flatscreen tv,washing machine and aircon. electricity was about $50 a month.

Lots of places to drink cheap beer $0.50 $1.00
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by cannabistourist » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:25 pm

Just saying, but with less money I would spend more time in Thailand: upcountry you can get a room for $50 and a house for $150....
And as you are above 50 it is not difficult to get a visa.
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:28 pm

^^ yes, can get a 1 bed for as little as $200, just depends where you're looking and your standards.

As for health insurance, I was quoted $1200/year, but I am under 50, will presumably be higher for 62. Currently relying on travel insurance but you're not really meant to when you are living abroad. If you have any serious health problem they'll medevac you to your country of origin and drop you like a hot potato, so, being American, you would be screwed
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by that genius » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:34 pm

Move out of the city centre and you can get 2 beds for $150.

Electricity $75/month
Gas $20/month
bicycle $50 one-off, moto $350 one-off 2nd hand, or transport $25/week
Food $50/week
Beer $10/week
Internet $15/month
smart phone $150, one-off
phone credit $10/month
clothing $50/month max
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Re: $1096 a month

Post by Duncan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:44 pm

markus62 wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Hello I'm new here and have been looking to retire somewhere outside the USA because I just can't afford to live here except in public housing and I hate it, so my questions are I receive $1096 a month I'm 62 in April and concerned about health care (costs), from a (reliable source) and my second question is what would $ 350 a month in rent get me? And could I bank any of that $1100 a month after rent, food, health insurance, one or two beers a day, no drugs. Well maybe a bowl now and then😁 Any information greatly appreciated from people in the know

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