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Help! What is the Annual Precipitation for Vilcabamba Ecuador - Baguio Philippines - Lago Atitlan Guatemala

Help, I want to choose a great place to retire, I need to compare 100 cities, how do I find the annual precipitation for any city on the planet quickly?

Koppen Giiger Climate map

I am making a list of the 100-200 best places to hangout on the planet. I hate to use the words "Live abroad." or "Retire Abroad." People get extremely anal with these terms, hanging out is really the best term, it is what is the most enjoyable. And, why would you retire in a place that is not fun to hangout?

Traveler weather is a pain in the butt!

Tourists want to know the best season to go visit a place, that information can be be found at the public library, go read a Lonely Planet Guidebook, and look for when to go. The time they recommend to go, is normally the time I avoid going, but truly I do not pay attention very well, I just deal with things better than normal folks.

If you wanted to retire, you need to know the annual precipitation.

It would be horrible to go visit place, have no rain for five months, buy a house, then have six months of solid monsoons, in a way, there are part of Goa, that may be like that, everyone leaves the beach.

The only good metric is annual, then I can compare all cities on my list quicker, and hopefully one day, we can give search help, the greater than, or less then seaches > or < - and others (Girls, Beach, Work, Cheap etc.)

I love Lago Atitlan, in Guatemala it is at 1500 meters elevation above sea level and truly a perfect climate. I went to Baguio, Philippines because it too is at around 1500 meters, but it was raining too much, I went over to Bwang to the beach to avoid rain, but maybe I was wrong, maybe there is a better non-rain season when I would hang out, but not live... or something like that. I have never been to Vilcabamba, just does not feel to be convenient, I want to go to Boquete, Panama, and again not so convenient, but all should have ideal climates.

Lago Atitlan, Guatemala 1,533 metres - 5,029 feet
Baguio, Philippines 1,500 meters - 4,921 feet
Vilcabamba, Ecuador 1560 Meters - No Data yet

Help, there has to be an easy way to collect annual precipitation data?

I need "Annual Average Precipitation" for this List of Cities.
I want to know how much water falls on each of these specific cities, in a way, the amount of rain on a country is maybe wanted. But the huge mistake retirement people make is to look at country data, this truly just is not good. For example, if you entered a ghetto of New York City, you would say the whole country is violent. Same for weather, move from the ocean to the mountain to the desert in Peru and you have huge changes.

My Present List of Prospects February 2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ajijic, Mexico
Alajuela., Costa Rica
Aleppo, Syria
Algarve, Portugal
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Angeles City, Philippines
Antigua, Guatemala
Arembepe, Brazil,
Arembepe, Brazil
Arequipa, Peru
Arica, Chile
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Asuncion, Paraguay
Atenas, Costa Rica
Awasa, Ethiopia
Baguio, Philippines
Bali, Indonesia
Bangalore, India
Bangkok, Thailand
Banos, Ecuador
Bay Islands, Honduras
Beirut, Lebanon,
Bolgatanga,, Ghana
Boquete, Panama
Boracay, Philippines
Bratislava, Hungary
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Canary Islands, Canary Island
Cape Coast, Ghana
Cape Town, South Africa
Cartagena, Colombia
Cebu City, Philippines
Changshu, China
Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Christiania, Denmark
Cordoba, Argentina
Costa Del Sol, Spain
Crete, Greece
Cuenca, Ecuador
Cusco, Peru
Dahab, Egypt
Dal Lake (Himachal Pradesh), India
Davao City, Philippines
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Dunedin, New Zealand
El Bolson, Argentina
El Bolsón, Río Negro, Argentina
Fiji, Fiji
Formentera., Spain Island Close to Ibiza
Fortaleza, Brazil
Goa, India
Granada, Nicaragua
Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast / Cote d'Ivoire
Guilin, China
Haida Gwaii, Canada
Hampi, India
Havana, Cuba
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Hong Kong, China
Huaraz, Peru
Ibiza, Spain
Iquito, Peru
Isla Holbox, Mexico
Isla Margarita, Venezuela
Jericoacoara, Brazil
Jerusalem, Israel
Job Abroad,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kodaikanal, India
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuwait City, Kuwait
La Paz, Bolivia
Lago Atitlan, Guatemala
Lake Chapala, Mexico
Lamu, Kenya
Langkawi, Malaysia
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Lombok, , Indonesia Island
Lome, Togo
Luang Prabang, Laos
Makati, Philippines
Malaga, Spain
Maldives, Maldives Islands
Malta, Europe Island Nation
Manila, Philippines
Mantanitas,, Ecuador
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Margao, India
Medellin, Colombia
Mendoza, Argentina,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Montezuma, Costa Rica
Munnar, Kerala India
Mysore, India
Nanyuki, Kenya
Natitingou, Benin
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Nicosia, Cyprus
Nimbin, Australia
Nong Khai, Thailand
Oaxaca, Mexico
Ooty, Hawaii
Orland, Indiana
Pahoa, Hawai'i., Hawaii
Pai, Thailand
Paphos, Cyprus
Pattaya, Thailand
Penang, Malaysia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phuket, Thailand
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Pokhara, Nepal
Pondicherry (city), India
Prague, Czech Republic
Puerto Montt, Chile
Pune, India
Punta Cana , Dominican Republic
Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador
Riga, Latvia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Rosarito Beach, Mexico Baja
Sabaneta, Colombia
Saigon, Vietnam
Saint Vincent & Grenadines , Islands
Samui, Thailand
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
San Cristobal las Casas, Mexico
San Jose Costa Rica, Costa Rica
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mexico
Santiago, Chile
Sanya, China
Sapporo, Japan
Sayulita, Mexico
Seoul, South Korea
Shanghai, China
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Shenzhen, China
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Singapore, Syria
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sosua, Dominican Republic
Subic Bay , Philippines
Sucre, Bolivia
Taipei, China
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tokyo, Japan
Triconomole, Sri Lanka
Tunis, Tunisia
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Udon Thani, Thailand
Ulam Batar, Mongolia
Valletta, Malta
Vanuatu, Island Nation South Pacific Ocean.
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Vilnius, Lithuania
Xela, Guatemala
Xian, China
Xining., China
Yangshuo, China
Zipolite, Mexico

My Future Plans for Retirement

I am not going to retire in a buy a home sense, in fact, I think buy a home outside the USA is really stupid. I can rent 500,000 homes for 500 USD per month and not pay for the animal, but enjoy, this is truly easy to do worldwide at any big expat colony.

But, as you can already see, I go back to places, and Lago Atitlan, Guatemala is one of them. It is because of the climate, and the happy people. But in reality, I cannot handle the place more than about three months. Therefore after 14 years of living abroad, I know to enjoy my life, I need about 4-8 places to hang out year. I would go to some only at certain times, and others when I am tired or have cultural fatigue.

But to choose a place for 3-6 months, I need to know a little more about the rain, and going to Paris or Russia is scary, I cannot really think of any good reason to retire above about 30 degrees latitude, lower subtropics.

Well, I hope someone knows of a good website, where I can type in the name, country, it probably auto-completed, and on the page with a CTRL F, I can find annual precipitation for the above list of cities quickly.

I hope to include this in book, about to be done, but always a small detail arises because I am truly see the world globally with this project.

Andy Lee Graham in Montellano, Dominican Republic near Sousa, so the page for this place is:

Disfruta la dia

Rain Days
I found this site after, with the number of Rain Days on this one, but just does not have many cities on the planet to make my life easy.


I gave you the list of cities becauese this is easy to do for the USA, so you have to change your mind set and think global.

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