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Old 04-11-2012, 07:59 PM
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If you had to move to a 2nd or 3rd world country which would it be and why?
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Thats a tough one couldn't imagine living anywhere outside the good ole USA.
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How many countries are first world countries, in your question?
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May-hee-co, amigo. I spend lots of time there already; natural fit for me. Think I was Mexican in a previous life or sumpthin'.
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Anything outside of the USA is 3rd world........

Northern Italy would work for me...
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Is Panama a 2nd or 2rd world country? First I would have to visit before I could say I'd be willing to live somewhere English isn't the first language (thus Miami is out).

Panama has great fishing, dollar based economy, an expanding economy, good for retirees, low cost of living, diverse climate in a small area, good medical in Panama City, good infrastructure, Carnival, etc, etc.

Then again, maybe it sucks.
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
How many countries are first world countries, in your question?

A partial list would be, (in no particular order) Canada, Oz, New Zealand, Most of the EU, finland, the UK, Switerland, Austria (if it's not part of the EU) etc..
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I know a guy that moved to San Andrea's Island near Columbia. He retired but didn't have a lot of money. The cost of living on the island is super low. He catches most of his meals like shrimp, fish, crab, etc. There are fruit tree's that grow wild all over the island so he can pick whatever he wants.

I know another guy that I talked to about moving to Costa Rica. They have super medical facilities, cost of living is very low, property cost is very low, etc. The downside is that they have a long rainy season.

What I found out is most countries you can't stay there for more than 6 months at a time without becoming a resident. I have no interest in being a resident of any other country than the good ol' USA.

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This not about wanting to move outside the US, hell I picture myself somewhere along the eastern seaboard the rest of my life. I'm just asking "if" you had to pick another place where would you go and why.
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
Is Panama a 2nd or 2rd world country? First I would have to visit before I could say I'd be willing to live somewhere English isn't the first language (thus Miami is out).

Panama has great fishing, dollar based economy, an expanding economy, good for retirees, low cost of living, diverse climate in a small area, good medical in Panama City, good infrastructure, Carnival, etc, etc.

Then again, maybe it sucks.
X2 on Panama plus they seem to like us Americans there. My 2nd choice would be Costa Rica for many of the same reasons as panama.
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Panama for sure I have a lot of friends there , great country .
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Anything outside of the USA is 3rd world........

Northern Italy would work for me...
But ask you self is america really 1st world .

For me. Vanuatu , its tax free, 2 hours flight from oz and everyone can be bribed if shit hits the fan. Plus marlin off the hook.

NZ is next but cold and windy. Its pretty rural there (think sheep fXckers). Good govt that doesnt take shit from others even though it cant defend itself.

Germany is a great place but suffers from being land locked and colder than NZ.
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Costa Rica......or, just wait 20 years, we will be 2nd world soon enough due to the bipartisan orgy of spending in DC.
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Probably South Africa or Australia depending on their job market, economy, cost of living, laws, weather, schools, and proximity to blue water. I've never been and may never go it all depends.
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x10 Yes Panama, I have a good buddy retired Naval Commander and he loves it there and so does many other retired military personal and Panama loves them. POTUS is trying to make it rough on them with their retirement and taxing their U.S./Panamanian possessions but that's the present administrations way.
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Mexico....and it's not even theoretical - planning on retiring on the Sea of Cortez in 2 years.
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Belize, New Zealand, Costa Rica heck i could make due in the bahamas. I need to look into the politics of each country. Now I just need to learn a good marketable skill or knowledge that would be good to have.
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