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Gadget from has written 1,027 comments
Funny, when I said 500 to my India Techie, he said,
"500 is a huge amount of money to life on Palolem Beach in Goa, India."
But, who wants to live like the locals? I almost never live like the locals, I live ten time better than them, strangely, they pay about the same as me, but my quality of life is much better because I expect things to be clean, organized, and quiet.
Sometimes if you have been living with barking dogs, roosters crowing, and people walking around your house pissing, you never realize their are places where this does not happen.
Plus, 500 is a lot more plausible number for readers, they truly have trouble believing you and live great in an apartment for 50 dollars per month in Thailand, plus people seldom brag about paying 50 dollars per month.
Asiabill from has written 260 comments
Thanks for posting this author and his book and a good thing for you while writing your own. I read his blog and skimmed through the book's description about creating passive income by investing in real estate and then later by investing in Asian stocks. We've been doing the same thing for years except haven't "played" with stocks.
Living alone is a luxury for some people and a "fate worse than death" for others. In developing countries extended families live together and move freely in and out of their relatives' houses. A frugal type of person could live a simple lifestyle for U$350 to U$500 / month in more than half the countries on earth and as you have mentioned before NEVER need to pay for advertising and are 90 fully booked with a waiting list of guests. People often ask me how to find cheap rentals and I advise them to walk around the neighborhoods you are interested in living and look for "4 Rent" signs hanging outside with a contact # because most housing found on the internet or newspaper classified ads are overpriced and unaffordable for the locals.