Published On: Sun, May 21st, 2017

Expats’ cost of living: expectations and reality

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Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire describes how (or even if) expats living in places like Mexico could achieve a lower cost of living.

A study of expats primarily in Central America, “Expats: Expectations & Reality,” found that 86.6% thought that they would achieve a lower cost of living by moving abroad. The study, which was conducted by Best Places in the World to Retire, also found that 84.2% did achieve a lower cost of living. A follow-up study, “Expat Reports: Is It Cheaper to Live Abroad?” reported that 34% spent less than half as much abroad as they did before.

PHOTO: International Living

PHOTO: International Living

Those numbers certainly underscore one of the great advantages of living in certain foreign countries. But what is the cause in those few cases when expats experience a higher cost of living?

The reports suggest…

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