posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:33 PM
If you're considering Canada, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the cheapest provinces to live in. The maritimes are cheap too, but the work out there
Cost of housing (especially in the rural small towns) and car insurance (especially Manitoba) is waaaaay cheaper than Ontario by a long shot. You can
easily by a cute little house in rural Manitoba/Saskatchewan for $40,000-$50,000 CDN. In the cities (Winnipeg, Regina) you can rent a 2 bedroom
apartment in a good neighbourhood for around $600-$700/month.
There's also seniors' subsidized housing that's based on your monthly income (I believe it's 27% of your gross ?), rather than a flat rate. My
father lived in a small town in Saskatchewan and rented a senior's one bedroom townhouse for $350/month... parking, all appliances, cable, and hydro
included. He only had to pay his telephone and heat separately.
For an older couple around your age, quiet rural small town prairie living is the way to go. Small town folks here would happily snap you up in a
minute for supplemental income work around town and the local farms.
But keep in mind, prairie winters are not for everyone.
It's a shame when you work hard all your life, save your pennies, abide by the laws, etc. only to end up losing everything right at the time in your
life when you should be enjoying the fruits of your labour.
My heart goes out to you.