1 in 50 American will live abroad in next 5 Years: I anticipate an explosion in the number of people who go live abroad, it has started.
Are you going to live abroad soon, will it suddenly become a great idea, even though you never considered it in your plans. I have been trying to evaluate the situation, there truly are no good facts on living abroad, these are my estimates.
The loyalty to the USA is decreasing, the number of people getting passports is growing, and moving abroad is becoming as easy as moving to another state. When I think of the choices, whether to live in the USA or Guatemala, the answer is obvious, Lago Atilan is the best choice. whether to live in Sosua, Dominican Republic, or Indiana, not a problem.
It is snowing in Indiana, why would I want to deal with snow?
Right now, about 1 in 200 Americans go live abroad for between 1 and 7 years.
Right now in 2011, 1 in 20 British go live abroad.
109,780,364 people in America have passports:
(Pasport Statisics) travel.state.gov/passport
If you take into consideration in Britain the European Union allows for them to move around, and the number of India or Pakistan and other factors. Then for America there 15 plus are Mexican who may be going home, yet be an American citizen, these are my estimates
1 in 50 Americans is going to Live Abroad in the next Five Years.
Has our Pension been sabotaged?
Does it seem impossible to live on your Social Security check?
There is myth that living abroad is expensive, while in reality a person can live abroad for about one-fifth the cost of living in the USA.
I alway remember one of my friends saying,
"I need 2000 US per month to live in the Philippines."
I did not reply, it was too stupid.
I wanted to say, you got your wants and needs totally confused.
94 Million people in the Philippines, and less most live on less than 300 USD per month, but my American friend cannot.
I guess, 95 Million Filipinos are smarter than him.
He is surrounded by people living cheaper.
I have been thinking for years, and I am surrounded by people spending 20-100 times more than needed. As the USA turns into Detroit, and all the business move to countries like China that earns 300 USD per month. an increasing number of people are going to outsource their cost of living.
Why pay 2000 USD to live in the USA, when you can pay 500 and have the same quality of life, plus not fight the weather?
NOTE: The Seven Year Itch is Enforced for People Living Abroad
Generally, as I see it, very few people live abroad longer than seven years abroad, then most reconsider their options. Think about it and realize, they could live in the USA a lot cheaper, and move back home to be with friends and family.
What is going to happen though is millions of American shall start searching for alternative ways of living, what was impossible is not possible.
10,000 Dollars and you can go on vacation for three years, at least stop working, live meager, simple and be rich in time.
We need people to work, if not they would get drunk, make babies, and spend all their money on stupid things. However, there is the 1 in 50 who can control their urges, stop the crazy spending and enjoy a life of leisure. I am always painfully aware I am only talking to the 1 in 50 or the 1 in 500 who can rise above the masses and live a life worth living.