Panama: Abroad, what a joke ??
I retired at the age of 62 y.o I moved abroad (Panama) due to thinking I could do better economically with my retiree's check.
The first yrs. of living here it was ok regarding house expenses, even though culture wise this place could not be any lower in the culture's rank.
Now I can see there is no more sense of spending my time in living here any longer, due to rampant inflation, very high crime rate, insecurity all over especially for foreigners.
One thing I can say for sure, DON'T move abroad unless you have a deep reserve of $$$ & like all the nonsense that exists South of the Border foreigners think been a 'gringo you own the banks in the US.
I'll move back to the States sometime within 1 yr. I really learnt my lesson here.
I, originally from Philadelphia, (Pa) suburbs I'll like to move to Southern West Pa.
My question is this :
*****how much will I (roughly) need monthly for living in the States today ??
I'm familiar with costs of buying a small home there, since I already contacted the usda for all the whereabouts of a home mortgage.
I also checked about Vehicle & its Ins.
But I'm not certain about life in general, even though I checking the Internet for food prices, etc.
Will any body take a bit of time to help me in relation to this matter ??
I"ll appreciate any idea,
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