Here you can see Dirt Cheap Places & Spots to buy a Vacation home, most Beautiful visits & Attractive Cities Wallpapers HD Pictures in the World, While not all places on this list will give you exactly luxury, most of them will come pretty close. This article looks at places around the world, where you can purchase a home and live in relative luxury with a poor man’s salary. The locales cover Asia, South America, Europe, and yes, even the United States.
Argentina is one of those countries that can be on several lists, and most of those for good things. Argentina has the amenities many Americans and Europeans expect in a place to live. For good reason as Argentina has been a tourist mecca for generations. There are great museums, fine dining and tons of history.
Argentina is also one of the world’s great producers of wine. If you are looking for a home with a little acreage this is certainly a great place to look. You can find homes with room to roam.
To give you an idea of the cost to build a new home, the average cost is about $1,000.00 per square meter. That means a pretty sizable 1,500 sq. ft. home would cost you about $139,000. The cost of living is merely a fraction of the cost as anywhere in the United States, meaning you still get much more bang for the buck. You don’t have to be wealthy to be able to afford a housekeeper or local cook.
Argentina is unique in that its economy is in a state of constant flux, however, it is a perpetual and lively tourist destination. This will not only provide you with a flavorful place to own a vacation home, but also opportunity to rent it out while you’re away.
Americans have known how inexpensive Mexico is…well, for as long as Mexico has been around. In fact, many Americans have gone from their weekend trips across the border to moving across the border. Even doing a quick online search you will find Americans living on less than $700 a month, and that includes pretty much everything, including sightseeing and traveling.
What makes Mexico so inexpensive? First off, there is a lot of poverty. The economy, while ticking up recently, is still fairly unstable. There are a slew of problems however many resort towns and affluent areas can provide the amenities you need, and likely want.
Further searching revealed that for $700 a month, you can find a 1 to 2-bedroom apartment (a nice one) in a beach town. The apartment will include all utilities as well as internet. This will also cover food, sightseeing, and a bit of traveling.
One of the great things about Ecuador is that it is already an ex-pat country for Americans. There are many young and vibrant towns throughout Ecuador, and especially along the coast that Americans can find many similarities to the U.S. For anyone looking to get away and live in another country, Ecuador seems to be primed for you.
The next best thing about Quito is that they use the American dollar for currency. This was a decision made by the local government to control their inflation rate, and it’s worked as prices have remained flat for over a decade. Quito is one of the towns where it is cheaper for you to eat out at any of their dozens of small shops than it would be to shop on a budget and cook for yourself in the States.
Housing is just as inexpensive. You can buy a house, or condo, for less than $50,000, and pay someone to manage it while you’re gone for pennies compared to other tourist locations.
Cambodia is cheap…really cheap. Here are some numbers to think about:
A full time daily housekeeper would cost you $120 a month. A luxury 4-bedroom villa with a pool would cost around $600 per month and eating out for two is approximately $7 a day, and that includes all meals. Cambodia is a beautiful tropical climate. Whether you live on the coast or inland you will find favorable prices.
With regards to buying a vacation home, you can expect to pay around $20,000 for a nice 3-bedroom home on one or more acres. For less than $2,000 a year you can have a personal gardener take care of your acre, and a housekeeper pop in once a week to dust and keep out critters.
This is one of the few places in the world where you can buy a vacation property and have it managed for so little you don’t have to rent it out. However, if you want to make a few extra bucks, you can certainly option to rent out the property while you are not there.
Vietnam has become a growing tourism market. It used to be very difficult for any foreigner to even buy property in Vietnam. You had to start or own a business in the country in order to own property if you were an outsider. However, in recent years, Vietnam has eliminated those requirements and allows nearly anyone to be able to purchase property.
If you want to own a vacation home, it is suggested that you purchase one close to a resort town. There are several reasons, but primarily it is because of the amenities that either come with the home, or are close to it. These amenities can include pools, tennis courts and nice dining.
You need to be careful when buying a property because if you simply say you are looking for a vacation home, you will primarily be shown million dollar estates on the beach. However, if you look around on your own you will surely find extremely affordable homes and condos ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 in resort areas. Like much of Southeast Asia, food is very inexpensive and Vietnam is well known for its inexpensive labor so you would probably be able to afford housekeeping and a personal cook during your stay.
A big bonus for owning a vacation home in Vietnam is the number of tourists looking to rent a nice home while visiting. You likely won’t run out of tourist rental throughout the year.
The last country in Southeast Asia on this list is Thailand. Thailand in itself is legendary for a variety of things such as food, amenities and nightlife. The Thai culture is fun, friendly and most importantly open to tourists. Whether you are backpacking around the world, or a luxury traveler, Thailand has the hospitality and services to support a variety of tourists. Owning a vacation home in Thailand is relatively easy and extremely easy to rent out while you are away.
You can purchase a high-rise condo with amazing views for $30,000, or a more luxurious 2 or 3-bedroom home with a pool and gorgeous garden for $60,000.
Thailand offers more comfort for many Americans and Europeans, at comparable costs to Vietnam and Cambodia. Thailand is a country where you can eat delicious food on a dime, relax on the beach or enjoy an amazing, and often adventurous nightlife for almost nothing.
Bulgaria is stunning, from the ancient architecture to the surrounding hills and countryside. The people are nice and beautiful, and Bulgaria is a popular destination for travelers. This is all great, but what many people don’t realize is that Bulgaria is also one of the least expensive places in the world to live.
For $1,000 a month you can live comfortably. For $1,500 per month you would be considered upper-class and live very comfortably. At $1,500 a month you are looking at well more than twice the average income, which means you can easily find people willing to care for your home while you are away, and for an affordable cost. If you are looking to purchase a vacation home you can find them for $20,000 or less with an online search.
Bulgaria is unique to some of the other locales on this list in that you need to consider it is a four-season country. It is cold in winter, hot in summer, with comfortable spring and fall. If you’ve ever lived in the Upper Midwest of the U.S. you will know exactly what this means. So, if you wish to rent your home out to tourists, your rentals will likely be seasonal. However, with the low cost of purchasing a home, you may not want to rent it out at all.
Hungary is not only a popular European destination, but it is also very inexpensive. Many people buy a vacation home in Hungary, and find themselves moving to the country permanently. Hungary, especially Budapest is easy to fall in love with. The people are kind and hospitable, and Budapest is one of the oldest and most architecturally stunning countries in the world.
Hungary gives you the romantic flavor of living in Europe at almost half the cost. The country is favorable to ex-pats and as such makes is easy for you to purchase a home. A 1,000 square foot house will cost $90,000 dollars with a little land as well. If you move further out in the country you not only get a lot more land, but also a lot more house.
In addition to owning a home in Europe you are also privy to the large population of ex-pats, nearly 50,000, living in Budapest alone. So you should never feel lonely whether you stay a couple of weeks a year, or turn your vacation home into a permanent mainstay.
It is rare to hear Mississippi on a list for vacation destinations, but there is a lot to miss if you don’t at least look. If you prefer to do your vacationing in the United States, you will find that Mississippi offers comparable prices to Hungary and Bulgaria. It also offers all the luxuries you are used to at home.
Depending upon where you look, the local culture will differ. Northern Mississippi will offer music and jazz, the south will offer the beaches, gambling and resorts, to the west is swamp, and throughout you will find the romantic south you may have always dreamed about. Mississippi is a hub for the southeast with New Orleans and Florida being within a few hours’ drive or less.
The cost of living is relatively low, as you can buy a fixer-upper for $40,000 to $50,000 or a nice 3-bedroom home for $80,000 throughout the state. Unless you live around Biloxi or Gulfport, maybe even Oxford, you will find it difficult to rent out. However, with a comfortable winter, and hot summer, you will definitely be able to take advantage of the weather and enjoy one of the more culturally diverse states in our country.
Louisiana sweats southern charm with a mix of Cajun flavor. If you are looking for excitement or a way to lounge away the stress of your everyday life, buying a vacation home in Louisiana will give you some of the best bang for your buck.
You can buy a historic home in the bayou dating back to the 1800’s and earlier, fully renovated for $100,000 or less. If you are an outdoorsman, this tropical climate will give you a safe haven while you explore some of the most diverse and exciting wildlife our country has to offer.
With everything in Louisiana costing relatively less than the rest of the country you can easily get around on a budget. Although, the endless line of personal cooks willing to come to your home and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, for half the cost of eating out would be the state’s nicest pleasure.
The last place on our list is a tropical island paradise. The Philippines have been welcoming Americans for decades and Americans rush to any of the islands in droves. White sands, great climate and temperatures, and affordability to make you feel like you are royalty.
Buying a vacation home in the Philippines may be a little trickier than other destinations on the list. As a foreigner you can purchase a condo without issue and for many people a condo is the perfect vacation home as it often comes with amenities a single-family home may not have. However, if you truly want to own a single-family vacation home with a yard, you may have to open a corporation within the Philippines.
Whichever vacation home you desire, there are many benefits in having one, and you should do your homework. The Philippines offer a very low cost of living and a high tourism population that you can rent out to year long. In fact, the islands are such a pull for tourists that many vacation properties have a long waiting list of tourists who are looking to rent a place to stay for a week.
As a source of income this place is thriving, as a retreat for yourself, the islands are relaxing.