replied to the thread Moving to Grenada
on the Grenada forum:
Hi folks. Hoping for some advice and the answers to some questions. I'm looking to move abroad and Grenada is one of the places I'm considering. I do have a couple of hurdles however. To begin with, I'm on social security disability. I receive only $885 a month. Am I going to be able to survive comfortably there on that? For me, comfortable means internet and air conditioning. Also, I'm a felon and a registered sex offender in the US. Is that going to be an issue as far as residency is concerned? Before I get any snarky comments, I met a young lady in a bar nearly 20 years ago who turned out to be underage. I'm not a rapist or a child molester. Those two issues are also the reasons I want to leave the US. Any advice or answers will be much appreciated.
I've been to Grenada many times (but don't live there). In general, I think the cost of living is high compared with other areas within the Caribbean so you might struggles on an $885 income. Also, I've applied for residency and they do a thorough police background check. Unfortunately, I do not think they would be open due to approving you due to your circumstances. Please use these comments and potential guidance only and continue to do your own personal research.
I havent done MUCH research on Grenada, as my parents were looking to retire there, but seeing as it is an island (with imports) I highly doubt 885 would cut it, it is not that reasonable. I recommend somewhere like Panama or Nicaragua. If you find otherwise please let me know because like I said I have only begun to research but any caribbean island is pretty much expensive!