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I'm thinking of moving to a cheap tropical country such as Philippines or Ecuador, buy some cheap land,

(I don't want to go to Thailand because non-citizens can't buy land there; what other tropic countries are cheap like Ecuador and lets you buy land there? Can you buy land in Philippines?)

and grow some fruit trees for myself to eat as well as to sell some (maybe 1-2 acres) meanwhile living off the interest of my nest egg from bank account in the US (not sure how much I need to save. Maybe 20k?). I know that to move to any developed country like the US you have to have a degree or attend 4 yr college, or get some high-tech job in that nation. Would it be possible for me to move to Ecuador or Philippines and have permanent residence without getting a job there?

Also which tropical countries are the cheapest to live in?

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I'm thinking of moving to a cheap tropical country such as Philippines or Ecuador, buy some cheap land,

(I don't want to go to Thailand because non-citizens can't buy land there; what other tropic countries are cheap like Ecuador and lets you buy land there? Can you buy land in Philippines?)

and grow some fruit trees for myself to eat as well as to sell some (maybe 1-2 acres) meanwhile living off the interest of my nest egg from bank account in the US (not sure how much I need to save. Maybe 20k?). I know that to move to any developed country like the US you have to have a degree or attend 4 yr college, or get some high-tech job in that nation. Would it be possible for me to move to Ecuador or Philippines and have permanent residence without getting a job there?

Also which tropical countries are the cheapest to live in?

I think you would like it here in the Philippines ,as far as owning land if you are married to a philippina it can be in her name ,but i believe you can get a lifetime lease. The dumagette area is where i would start but i would rent until i figure out the country .I found a house for 5000 pesos across from beach not far from dumagette .4800 peso is 100.00 us. the people around dumagette are probably the friendlyst . You can go any where here ,probably the easyst to get around a little scarey at times ,but jump on a motorcycle cab for 7 pesos.


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So you can buy a house in Philippines for approx. $100? That sounds too good to be true.

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Like to try maybe Indonesia or Malaysia

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I think you would like it here in the Philippines ,as far as owning land if you are married to a philippina it can be in her name ,but i believe you can get a lifetime lease. The dumagette area is where i would start but i would rent until i figure out the country .I found a house for 5000 pesos across from beach not far from dumagette .4800 peso is 100.00 us. the people around dumagette are probably the friendlyst . You can go any where here ,probably the easyst to get around a little scarey at times ,but jump on a motorcycle cab for 7 pesos.email me at Ron
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I'm thinking of moving to a cheap tropical country such as Philippines or Ecuador, buy some cheap land,

(I don't want to go to Thailand because non-citizens can't buy land there; what other tropic countries are cheap like Ecuador and lets you buy land there? Can you buy land in Philippines?)

and grow some fruit trees for myself to eat as well as to sell some (maybe 1-2 acres) meanwhile living off the interest of my nest egg from bank account in the US (not sure how much I need to save. Maybe 20k?). I know that to move to any developed country like the US you have to have a degree or attend 4 yr college, or get some high-tech job in that nation. Would it be possible for me to move to Ecuador or Philippines and have permanent residence without getting a job there?

Also which tropical countries are the cheapest to live in?
Have you thought about Panama? It's very similar to Costa Rica in climate and quality, but not as 'discovered' so significantly cheaper. It's also quite safe. If you want more information on retiring in Panama, there is a great Retirement Detectives website - it's written by a guy with no ties to the real estate industry, so it's not so biased like some other retirement websites.

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You could lease land in Thailand - 30 year lease, renewable twice (90 years total) and build a house on it. Or you could buy a condo in Thailand (or marry a Thai and buy land that way). You could also buy land/house/whatever in Malaysia - figure roughly 10% more expensive than northern Thailand, roughly the same cost of living as Bangkok. You don't need a degree if you just want to live in either Thailand or Malaysia - but if you need to work, then a degree is pretty much a necessity.

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Central America, Suriname, Guyana, Cape Verde, Africa, SE Asia, Pacific islands
.. plenty to choose from

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