Original source: https://internationalliving.com
Deb over at International Living just wrote about her experiences as a U.S. expat that moved to Roatan. After a two week trip in 2007 to “look at properties”, she and her husband fell in love. They ended up making an offer on a property before they left. It’s awesome to see the increasing trend of retirees packing their bags and heading South, way south down to Central America or the Caribbean to set up their new homes.
Deb and her husband ended up permanently moving down to Roatan in 2013. The lush topography, sandy beaches and clear waters tempted them with each trip. Getting down to the economics, they were lucky enough to save up enough to pay off their house in full. She estimates their monthly expenses could total around $1000 a month if they didn’t have dogs, with general utilities being:
- Internet/electric: $100
- Gas for cars, propane for house, and water bills: $120
If you decide to rent, you can get a studio for around $400 in a popular area, or $650 for a 3 bedroom in a remote area. If your worried about healthcare, Roatan just opened up a state of the art hospital. Deb and her husband found doctor and dental visits were actually much cheaper in Roatan in the U.S.
Read more about Deb’s experiences here: https://internationalliving.com
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