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shgannon
10/16/2017 13:11 EST

I lived in 3 countries for 30 years, and moved back to the U.S. 4 years ago. I'm getting the itch to go back overseas. Now I'm 70 something, and should probably look for a U.S. territory/possession, where I can get Medicare, Medicaid, SSI. My MAIN interest is being by the water! I don't see anything in this forum about Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, etc. Any suggestions welcome and thanx!

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Lawdog
12/2/2017 12:22 EST

Guam is solid lived there for 4 years and they have everything you need. Sometimes the cost to rent or buy is picky due to the influence of the military paying top dollar for rent but I'm sure you could find a deal. Healthcare of course is good many hospitals on island and if all else fails Hawaii is close if some type of heart issue etc needs to be looked at.

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johnchip
12/2/2017 15:13 EST

Adventure living? Consider Cuba. Great healthcare system.

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Royboy
6/8/2019 17:38 EST

Consider Ecuador. Lots of expats here. Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, excellent and very cheap health care, the dollar is the countries money. Cheap, cheap rents right on the beach. A couple can easily live on $1,200 a month here. I came here several years ago and have spent very little to live and have lived very well.

As far as health care, I have a 100 dollar a month policy that covers everything with 20 percent deductable. Covers dental, eyes, meds and pschyciatric along with the healt and emergency care. Even pays for some death benefits like repatriation of your body too. Even without the insurance a root canal and crown for example only costs here $360. A filling $20. A doctor visit $20 and meds are cheap. I was hospitalized without insurance last year with pnuemonia for a week and it cost me $100 a day for everything.

Bus fares cost .25 cents, and a taxi will take you pretty much anywhere for $3. Foods cheap. Infact you can buy a good lunch with soup, meat and rice and juice for $2.50. You can find airfare to and from the east or west coast of the US for around $400 to $450.

I came here several years ago with just a backpack and a little cash and now own 3 hotels and two houses, both with pools. I have a new family here and two cars too. I now have enough income that I can pay for the airfare each year for my kids to come and visit too.

Life's been good to me in Ecuador. Look up Salinas, Montanita, Olon and Manta if you prefer the beaches. And look up Cuenca if you enjoy the mountains. Cuenca is beautiful and has alot of other expatriates.

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