Now that 2020 is over, it’s time to start living for the future. What does that look like for you? Chances are it might involve quitting your day job, ditching it all and moving to paradise. While many people have been able to get a taste of this new reality by working remotely in 2020, that time will soon come to end. So there’s truly no better moment to start thinking about how you can live the dream by moving to another country where the cost of living is so low that you can stop working. Since 2017, I have been providing plenty of inspiration in this column by showcasing the cheapest places to live around the globe. (You can also see past reports for 2020, 2019 and 2018 here.) In this fifth annual report, I again tapped into the experts at InternationalLiving.com, which has just released its 30th Annual Global Retirement Index for 2021. And this list isn’t just for retirees: It’s a great resource for anyone who has ever thought of moving to a country where the cost of living is considerably cheaper than in the United States.
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Thomas Friedman is pretty much the expert on globalization. He’s authored books that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, he writes a column for the New York Times, and he’s won three Pulitzer Prizes for his deft observations on global unrest, international commerce, and the changing relationships of the world’s superpowers.