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check out the rome expat magazine and website "wanted in rome"

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Hi everyone, I have been living in Sicily for almost three years. People told me I was crazy to move here. I came with my husband and we had no jobs, no friends and not much of a plan. With perseverance and a strong desire to succeed, I can say that we have established a great life that rivals what we had in Canada. Being an expat is not easy, especially in Sicily. But if you can make it work the pay off is sweet!
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I've taken several months long tours throughout Italy including stops of weeks duration in Rome. I would like to retire in Rome but being relatively impoverished it may not be possible. What do you think, live in Italy on E30K?

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Median Italian family income is IIRC 18K.

Can you live on 30K? It's like anything else. If you live within your means it's no problem. You won't be driving a new Ferrari but you shouldn't have any trouble paying rent,bills and putting food on the table.

Have you looked into a visa?

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Have no idea what IIRC is.

A little early for the visa; I have a couple of years before I up anchor. Just trying to figure out it it's do-able. So much contradictory info out there. "Americans will need E300/yr health insurance." "Americans will need E13000/yr health insurance." "Fill out the forms." "Ignore the forms." What I really would love is someone offering the Italian equivalent of a garage apartment; all utilities included, just show up with cash.

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IIRC means If I recall correctly.

By the time you get all your paperwork and appointment scheduled two years will have flown by.

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I've taken several months long tours throughout Italy including stops of weeks duration in Rome. I would like to retire in Rome but being relatively impoverished it may not be possible. What do you think, live in Italy on E30K?
Like any capital city, rome is more expensive than a lot of parts of italy, certain areas of italy have cheaper rents than others as well. Rural is often cheaper and easier on the old beurocracy. The forms and paperwork often seem to depend entirely on the person behind the desk, but do start info hunting early, then ignore it all and go for it!

We live in mantova, it seems easy enough, people are very freindly and will generally leave you to it!

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Thanks Deeedlaan. I certainly enjoyed the time I've spent in Mantova and, as I posted elsewhere, have been looking positively at near-by Parma for its apparent lower prices and central location. The heart remains in Rome however.

The E30K thing is kind of a worst case scenario but that's what you have to plan for. I like your "deep end of the pool" approach; if I keep wading I may never make it.

That having been said, you, as an EU'er, have a leg up on this thing. Being elderly, healthcare is high on my list of needs and I'm still trying to sort out the contradictory information I've gotten about that; kind of a "make or break" deal. We'll see.

Ciao, and thanks again.

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Like any capital city, rome is more expensive than a lot of parts of italy,!
Even in Rome 1000 a month will more then cover rent. Especially since it sounds like the poster would be happy with a monolocale (studio apartment). In which case he'd have change lefter over for utilities.

Or for half that any of the smaller towns on the rail line leading into Rome.

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