Retire in Style for $1,500 a Month?

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Here’s a bit of lucky news on Friday the 13th:

According to a report this week on U.S. News & World Report’s website, there is a place you can retire on less than $1,500 a month and live on or near the ocean, eat out often and well, keep connected to your world with reliable Internet service and not even need to learn a foreign language because everyone speaks English.

The place being touted is Belize, formerly known as British Honduras.  This small country is located in Central America, bordered on the north by Mexico and the west by Guatemala.  The climate is tropical, with both wet and dry seasons, and the population is around 350,000.  The Belize Barrier Reef is the second longest in the world and the longest in the Western hemisphere.

Labor is cheap – the retired couple profiled in the U.S. News article have both a maid and a gardener who visit once a week.  They live on the ocean in a home they built two years ago, eat out 3-4 times a week, and barbecue filet mignon and lobster at home.  They do this all on the husband’s Social Security income; the wife’s Social Security goes into their savings account.

The U.S. News post was authored by Kathleen Peddicord, author of How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less. Sounds like a great beach read.

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