15 Dollars per Day Budget
This is a list of countries where people can live for under 500 U.S. dollars per month. This list was created as a guide to know where it is feasible to live with the least amount of money.
"You can spend more, that is not a problem."
The white areas are a rough approximations of the 130 countries where you can live for under 500 US Dollars per month.
LESS THAN 500 DOLLARS PER MONTH
robbie j from has written 3 comments
I am hopeful to get the correct information on getting a retirement visa to the Philippines,so far I have been going around in circles. Also, I have considered extending a tourist visa for one year but the Philippine embassy told me that I could only stay there for 59 days, how come I can't figure this out? Different people have told me different things, I am confused. Please, some help.
FrugalTravelsNepal from has written 17 comments
I live in Nepal on about $1,000 a month. I have a great time, a beautiful apartment, a personal assistant to drive me around and translate for me, someone to wash my clothes and whatever problem I may have I always seem to have enough to solve it. The people are very friendly.
There is one problem with these countries they don't have stable governments. Nepal doesn't even have a constitution right now. They are supposed to be working on it but when it's done the people can vote-so another delay.
My question, the question I didn't know how to ask, was 'What does that look like?' If you have money it looks fine. There is no government to get in the way, since I'm not in need of government services that I cannot pay for. I think I could bribe my way out of just about anything for less than a traffic ticket would cost back home. But bribery and corruption don't get in the way. I feel freer than in the USA.
I have read about what an unstable government means and it can mean something I don't want to think about, military rule. I think that is to be avoided. Unstable government may mean more freedom for those who have money, but military rule is more difficult. I will have to wait and see about that because I fell in love with Nepal and looked at the list above and can't think of a better place on the planet for me. But I am hopeful for Nepal that things will work out for the people here.
If you are interested in life in a third world, little country like Nepal, follow my blog where I explore life here and have so much fun for so little money. I feel like I'm 18 years old again. http://NepalOnABudget.com