The cost of living in a particular country is in many cases the most important factor people consider when moving abroad. More often than not, they will select one country over another because it is more affordable or it offers more perqs.
However, smart retirees should take a close look at the quality of life and lifestyle a country offers, not just the low cost of living, before making a choice; after all, cheap living is no fun if you are miserable doing it.
What a person can spend in any country depends their particular lifestyle. I know expats who have scraped by for less than$1,000 per month in Costa Rica; they live like many of the locals and manage to get by. (However, I don’t think