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Which country would you prefer to live in other than USA?

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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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I would say Italy since that is where the family is from, the country is beautiful, we still own property and I can speak Italian.




posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: JackReyes

Is this kind of rudeness really necessary?


Sorry. I'll fix it:




posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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I live in S.E. Asia in a country called Thailand. I am retired yet due to a good retirement I could live just about anyplace. My part of S.E.Asia, (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand) are still third world countries in many ways. Roads and traffic in some cases are terrible and honestly dangerous. But you can also find the most beautiful places on earth and 5 star hotels that would impress most well traveled people.

We have a farm without property taxes, I have three cars and two motorcycles which I pay just about the same for full coverage insurance for the entire year than what I paid for six months in the states with no points deducted and the best insurance offered in the states, no school taxes.

I could live quite comfortably on $2000 a month and still play golf a few times a week eat out and get a massage after golf for 9$ plus $3 for a tip.

I looked at central and South America and a few place in Europe but I came to Asia and have not regretted my decision as of yet. Not for everyone but I am comfortable in a Buddhist or Christen lite type county that does not want to micro manage and tax everything in sight.

I have a blast in the states due to all my friends and family, but where I am now is home and I am always happy to return.

I can basically fly anyplace in the world for almost free (have to pay the tax on the ticket) yet I have not really gone anyplace out of country for almost 3 years..

My wife wants to go to the states next year to see my father who is 89 and still mobile and kicking.

I have lived for over a year in several countries and they all have their own good, bad, and truly ugly.. I personally would not live in a Muslim country ever again for I can't stand the way they treat women.. The way the world is today I don't even want to visit one..

It really does help if you are going to live overseas to be able to speak at least some of the language or be married to a local which is also an advantage as far as taboos and customs.. However if you do not have money or a job offer you are better off where you are IMO.
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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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I'm surprised not many have said Canada.

Less people, less problems.

I also like the forest and colder weather. (western Canada at least)



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Cool story. But Asia is not a country.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 10:58 AM
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I hear Belize is nice, it's an English-speaking country, super friendly people that welcome ex-pats. On the Caribbean with gorgeous keyes, really low property taxes. It has soil that will let almost anything grow. It's a small country with about 300k people.

I liked Costa Rica but I don't speak Spanish, and feel that would make me more of an outsider.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: JackReyes

I find your belligerence quite comical/revealing in light of a few threads that you've authored.
Particularily the one in the religious forum...

Remember, 6 degrees of separation..



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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Montreal Quebec. The standard of living is higher in Canada, than it is in the United States. I love ice hockey, I love Canadian beer, it's so much better than the crap they make here in the US. Poutine, I could live on poutine. Montreal is one of the most beautiful cities in North America.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 11:23 AM
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Lets see...

I want a local pub that has 60 micro brews on tap and 500 bottle beers.
I want a house on 5 acres 4000+ SqFt
I want a car to have 400 plus HP and another one to have SUV luxury, and have gas under 4 bucks a gallon.
I want to be able to buy anything I want 24/7 and either physically get it close by or shipped to me within 2 days.
I want to be able to get in my SUV and drive 2000 miles without then need to do anything but get in and drive, and I want to be able to do that at 70 MPH.
I do not want harsh winters but be able to ski when I feel like it or go boating too.
I want to be able to catch 20 pound salmon or 4 pound trout...
I want to be able to afford 18 year old scotch and good assortment of fine cigars.
I want great schools for my kids and great sports programs.

I do not know... I'll let you all tell me where I should live to get this...
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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: alonzo730
Montreal Quebec. The standard of living is higher in Canada, than it is in the United States. I love ice hockey, I love Canadian beer, it's so much better than the crap they make here in the US. Poutine, I could live on poutine. Montreal is one of the most beautiful cities in North America.


When you say standard of living what do you mean? That is very vague. Also the US has the full spectrum of living standards. It is like people compare Baltimore to Seattle and say they are the same...

I think it is all about the standard of living one can afford, so I guess you are saying with a lower income you can live better in Canada.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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Actually , I would love to own a Hans Christian 38 or 41 , Passport 40 or a Ta Shing Baba/Panda/Tashiba 40 and become a cruiser/live aboard and just bounce around between the Caribbean and the South Pacific . The Baba is my dream boat .

That was my one of my plans in the 80's when I was first learning to sail , but life got in the way . Came home after the service to get my "ducks in a row" save up to purchase a boat and .... well , I'm still here .

I always wanted to live my dreams , now I just dream my life . Never really ever talked about it , but that itch is still there .

ETA : I do not want to leave the US because of taxes , political reasons , religious reasons etc; etc; . Well some of it is but , I grow weary of people . The arguing . the bickering , the rudeness , the hate , the complaining , the judging . I want to find a place where very few people live , where it is always warm and even there if I owned a sailboat , I could just sail off and spend days or weeks on a passage all by my lonesome .



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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: FlyingFox
I'm curious, and think it'll make a good discussion. Maybe even to simply list where you are from, and living currently, then if USA is or isn't you preferred place to live, tell us why.

Issues and subjects that affect the choice could be things like freedom, political freedom, economy, education, well-being, ideologies, religious freedoms...heck, anything even cuisine! I'm sure there are plenty reasons I forgot to list.

Also, lists and analysis have been published on the "best places to live", and I have no problem if anyone wants to reference them...the thing I mostly want is to hear from ATS members generally, and even if their opinion differs with media examples.

Point/Counterpoint is encouraged in discussion.


I really like Spain, as well as Italy and England. Outside of the developed countries, Guatemala or Costa Rica. I love India and Nepal.

For me, Canada and the US, after having traveled extensively and lived abroad, are quite boring often culturally speaking, excepting maybe modern music scenes.

I also find that I identify with the generally educated and critical thinking liberal Europeans, especially in western and northern Europe. Many would consider both the Democrats and Republicans right wingers.

I find I resonate with their views on health care, education, anti-war, pro social justice and LGBT rights, living wage etc. The Nordic socialist-light societies follow these lines and are considered to have probably the best quality of life on average in the world.
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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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country that isn't deep in debt and perpetually waging war and selling drugs to keep its huge LAZY but trigger-happy welfare population afloat!

early retirement is planned for Singapore, however i'm still only in my early 30s... hurry up time & transactions please fly by!

would rather be dead than live in a fully landlocked country.

would rather die an early death if i do not eventually retire outside of this Godforsaken bloodthirsty country! lest there be a peaceful american revolution, but the masses r too busy flaunting fancy fones & rides.

sucks emigration takes time,, esp when u have ur money fully invested in properties across the nation, etc =/



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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The only reason I could see myself becoming an expat is to avoid prosecution. To that end, it would need to be some place with no extradition to the US and from what I've heard Quito, Ecuador has awesome weather, decent healthcare, a low cost of living and a sizable expat community.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Stonecutter45
When you get the boat, could you please take me to Montserrat? I will supply the rum, beer and whatever else alcohol we need.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
Lets see...

I want a local pub that has 60 micro brews on tap and 500 bottle beers.
I want a house on 5 acres 4000+ SqFt
I want a car to have 400 plus HP and another one to have SUV luxury, and have gas under 4 bucks a gallon.
I want to be able to buy anything I want 24/7 and either physically get it close by or shipped to me within 2 days.
I want to be able to get in my SUV and drive 2000 miles without then need to do anything but get in and drive, and I want to be able to do that at 70 MPH.
I do not want harsh winters but be able to ski when I feel like it or go boating too.
I want to be able to catch 20 pound salmon or 4 pound trout...
I want to be able to afford 18 year old scotch and good assortment of fine cigars.
I want great schools for my kids and great sports programs.

I do not know... I'll let you all tell me where I should live to get this...


Margaret River region in Western Australia? You will need to upgrade that lazy 400hp for something 400Kw tho.


EDIT: Sorry, I must have missed the bit about skiing. Yeah, na not Margs region then.
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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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ID liek a Russian submarine to live in and a crew to pilot it we could becoem our own floating nation in the caribbean. Wait id need soemthing bigger. A decomissions aircraft carrier maybe.Or a cruiser. We can run cargo to make money for upkeep. we deliver your cargo. no questions asked. Money talks. Upkeeps pretty high. Not to mention armaments lol.

I will call my mini nation...Youpayusandiawedeliveryourpakagia.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: Sovan
You want to retire in Singapore? That is different, most of the Singaporeans I know hated living in Singapore--which is why the're here.

I dont mind the humidity, and the food is great, but the laws are crazy and you cant own a car unless you are totally loaded with cash. Small apartments will cost you more than a large house in most other places in the world, its not a cheap place to live.

I like visiting there but I dont know if I could live there permanent, not unless money was no object.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
Lets see...

I want a local pub that has 60 micro brews on tap and 500 bottle beers.
I want a house on 5 acres 4000+ SqFt
I want a car to have 400 plus HP and another one to have SUV luxury, and have gas under 4 bucks a gallon.
I want to be able to buy anything I want 24/7 and either physically get it close by or shipped to me within 2 days.
I want to be able to get in my SUV and drive 2000 miles without then need to do anything but get in and drive, and I want to be able to do that at 70 MPH.
I do not want harsh winters but be able to ski when I feel like it or go boating too.
I want to be able to catch 20 pound salmon or 4 pound trout...
I want to be able to afford 18 year old scotch and good assortment of fine cigars.
I want great schools for my kids and great sports programs.

I do not know... I'll let you all tell me where I should live to get this...


Most places in the developed world

I have all the above in my little corner of England.

O and I have decent chocolate to boot along with better beers



O and US education system is #e. So wouldn't go there for the schools. In fact I know 2 Americans living here that are in the UK for our schools


Saying that our petrol prices are a little high. But our superior education offsets that.


Anyone would think only the USA is developed!

Hell even some of the third would country's I have been too have 24/7 shops , home internet delivery and Fishing !

And UK I grantee beer and fishing are down here.

O and every one of my neighbors have 2 cars....I have 3!

O and I have better healthcare than you too!

Im happy you love living in the USA

But stops the BS that everywhere else is 3rd would squalor and all the perks and luxurys you enjoy are unique to the USA...there not!
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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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Im from Denmark.... But my first choice to live elsewhere would be Norway hands down.....
Nothing beats having 6000 billion norwegian crowns on the plus side in the state treassury.



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