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Colombia Living on $4000 per month

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panamajames
10/29/2021 11:09 EST

https://www.marketwatch.com/visual-stories/thinking-of-retiring-abroad-heres-how-this-couple-lives-on-4-000-a-month-in-colombia-01635431488

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sealodgeg9
5/30/2022 10:20 EST

Dr. Dirt,
Hope your wife recovers!

The health care cost here in Colombia will not bankrupt you.
A big reason to live here.

Best wishes!

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sealodgeg9
5/30/2022 10:13 EST

TTRider,
That's funny. You for sure can live a much better, healthier, lower cost of living and safer live style here for $4K a month.

We do!

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drdirt
5/30/2022 06:38 EST

I'm not exactly an expat, but I soon will be. I've owned an apartment in Bogota for about 35 years, spending as much time here as I can.
The cost in the article, actually appear a little high to me, but in the ballpark for living very well.
My wife (latina) recently had a health problem and needs around the clock care, when I'm stateside.
The cost for 24/7 nurse care, and a live in maid, comes to about $1,500 per month. In the states, I'm not sure you could get that for $15,000 a month.
Her nurses treat her like a play doll. They get her in her shower in the morning, then do her hair, makeup,and help her dress. After breakfast they take her for a walk to the park nearby and have her do her exercises.
She has a lady come in and do her manicure, pedicure, and waxing, once a week.
(I'm not sure she's still sick.)

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