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originally posted by: toxicspikes
Right now I'm in my early 20s, living in the UK.
I'll be honest, I'm adamant to save up money and buy a house in another country.
Living here in the UK isn't as great as people living elsewhere would think. Sure, we have free healthcare, the economy is stable (I think?), and it is relatively safe so long as you don't go to certain areas or walk about after a certain time (where I live is quite dangerous to walk about, and you are liable to get mugged or stabbed, or even both..)
I'm just sick of everything being so costly, people being so uptight and obnoxious, people being glued to social media (I'm probably the 1% of people my age who doesn't have a facebook; too much drama, too much s**t to be honest!), and all in all this country is going to ruin.
I'm not going to tell you my life story, but I don't fancy working for the next 40 years (If I can help it). Instead, I'd prefer to save up enough money to buy a house somewhere and maybe live off the land, or live cheaply.
Does anyone have any recommendations of any countries/areas that are/have:
Cheap to live in
Somewhat civilized (I wouldn't wanna live in a place like Syria where I'd be liable to get shot, or worse..)
Has polite/friendly people living there (Think of the worst place in London or New York and then think of the opposite!)
Preferably English speaking (I can always learn another language if it means settling into a nicer area)
Laws that give basic human rights, and more
That's all I can think of off the top of my head (It's 2am here and my mind isn't really awake), but any help would be greatly appreciated!