Do you think you would ever permanently leave your country?
Most of us love the country we're from but for many of us in the west things are getting a lot tougher, Having travelled the world recently I've seen some places where I could potentially live and work. But would I really leave my country. How about you?
I do not think I could ever consider that. I guess you would never know until you try and to be fair and I have really only ever been to one other country. I have never travelled the world so to speak but I find that I do not have much desire to do so. Maybe that is because I have never experienced it. Still, your question was permanently and I do not believe I could do that.
I think what has made me think about it more is that I saw people living far more comfortably, getting paid a LOT more than me in places like Singapore and Australia for doing similar work to me. Whereas my country is in the pits and getting worse.
That is a tough question to answer, with a number of variables. Right now, both Central and South America are trying hard to recruit Americans to relocate to their country. They of course require either a cash deposit into one of their banks, or proof that the person has a steady monthly income that will support them. The cost of living is much less than here in this country, and there are some beautiful locations that are very tempting.
I can already see my comfort cushion disappearing from my small retirement pay, and my Social Security. When some of the new laws and taxes kick in next year I may find myself needing to look for part time employment, and we all know how difficult that would be.
I guess if we reach the point where my small retirement income will not provide my needs I would consider relocation to another country.
Interesting answer. Sounds like you're in at a different point in your life so for you the drivers behind a move may be a little a different. I met a lot of retirees who were 'living the good life' in less developed countries on my travels
My sister owns property in Costa Rica, and I have spent several months in that country. I could very easily adapt to their relaxed life style, and could live better there on my retirement than I can here. They have a decent health care system.
I would if I had a very good reason to. But I don't see that happening any time soon.
I probably wouldn't do it. All of my family and friends are here. And many of us don't know whats its like to live in other countries. Our problems are bad in the U.S. but things could be a lot worse.
I agree things could be a lot worse. Travelling to places like India gave me a lot of perspective and made me thankful I live in a developed country like England. But I've also seen that things are a lot better in some places too. Thanks
its all in your personal perspective, I love india and kenya but would not want to live there. But central and parts of s america are like USA of 50 yrs ago just hope we dont get any more liberal americans to destroy it like they have the USA
Yes, I already did. I moved to Costa Rica and hated it there. after after 6 months moved to Panama and love it here. Its like I came home . Where i live its Like the USA was when I was a kid..
Actually cr is more expensive than USA. Panama is a bit cheaper unless you want USA brands of food, they are very expensive. and unfortunately in the places where most americans live the liberals are trying to ruin it here like they have there. liberals ruin everything they touch no matter where they are, they gotta tell everybody else how to live.
No, I do not think I would even if I moved outside its boundaries. The world is an exciting place and to limit myself from my homeland would be cruel almost as on that land would be my blood; my kin.
I desire to always be able to access the world as a whole and to be able to return home at the end of the day.
My country has left me! Britain has changed so much in the last few decades that I don't feel at home here any more. I don't just mean the high levels of immigration but the abandonment of the values that were the basis of our society. I think that some Americans may feel the same way. It's as if the world we grew up in and the values that kept it stable and decent have just been jettisoned in favor of a world where might makes right, innocence is seen as an exploitable weakness, and expedience has taken the place of justice. I recall my generation thinking they were going to change the world for the better - what happened to that?
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