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    Default Retirement destinations ?

    I still have a few years left, but it's getting close enough to consider where. I'm really impressed with Bolivia because it's safe and super cheap. If I decide that I don't have the patience to habitually deal with things that don't function and decide to stay in the USA, Amarillo, TX looks good. It's also low cost, but is big enough to have everything you need. What are your impressions of practical retirement destinations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tailfins View Post
    I still have a few years left, but it's getting close enough to consider where. I'm really impressed with Bolivia because it's safe and super cheap. If I decide that I don't have the patience to habitually deal with things that don't function and decide to stay in the USA, Amarillo, TX looks good. It's also low cost, but is big enough to have everything you need. What are your impressions of practical retirement destinations?
    Why not move to Brazil? You can hang out with your guy Bolsonaro. Or anyplace in Central America.

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    I would start by asking my spouse where they would like to retire, and take it from there.

    We are going north to New England.
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    Considering Alaska/Idaho/Montana/Wyoming/Arkansas/Tennessee/Missouri

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabosaurus View Post
    Why not move to Brazil? You can hang out with your guy Bolsonaro. Or anyplace in Central America.
    @gabosaurus If it were Brazil, I would consider Tocatins. There's a very interesting phenomenon for retirement: Socialism heavily extracts money out of the economy. Oddly enough, Nicaragua is also a bargain. As I mentioned in my previous post, Bolivia is also financially a good choice. I also have work colleagues in Bolivia. My employer at the time became my ex-employer when I discovered that they were paid between USD 4 and USD 7 per hour. Those colleagues are my friends to this day and appreciated my attempt to stand up for them. IBM considers India as too expensive and is moving jobs from the USA and India into Bolivia, Vietnam and China. I wouldn't be surprised if IBM were to have lobbyists wanting to open technology centers in North Korea and Cuba where IT workers are available at less than one dollar per hour.

    Some Brazilian IT professionals think that I'm off the wall when I warn them of their jobs being moved to Bolivia. Brazilian pay rates are triple those of Bolivia. They apparently haven't been to Bolivia in the last few years. One medium sized city I visited has 90+ IT consulting firms that provide services to the USA, Europe and Australia. Bolivian internet is first rate in the city. Those IT consulting firms in Bolivia recruit high schoolers and indigenous tribe members and train them, including fluent English plus strong programming skills.
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