I have been thinking about retirement a lot lately. It seems that retirement is only associated with people in their 60’s, but now a days, with so many people earning a living online, it is much more attainable. Many people have travel blogs where they talk about their adventures of living abroad while earning online income.
It got me thinking about some of the places I wouldn`t retire in simply because of the cost of living. Check them out!
As much as Toronto is a very nice city, it’s not one where I would retire. Although I was born here. I can never get use to the cold weather and how expensive things are here. Even food is very expensive here. When things are so expensive it causes much more stress, because people feel like they constantly have to keep up with the rising costs, and in a way we do if we want to survive. I mean unless you want to go on welfare, which is not going to happen in my boat, so I just have to find a cheaper place to retire.
2. New York City
I have been to New York countless times, but I would not live there. The high cost of living, the traffic and the cold snowy winters are just some of the things that make New York City a big no-no for me. If it`s more expensive or colder than Toronto, it’s not for me. Living in a low cost of living area means my money will stretch that much further, and that won`t happen in New York.
I visited London England when I was a teenager, and I remember leaving that city saying I wouldn`t return. I was there for 3 weeks and it rained every single day until the day I was about to leave. The sun finally decided to poke its head on my way to the airport. It was as if the city was telling me to leave and that I was not wanted. Lol! Although shopping is great in England, it`s also another expensive city and the rain is just way too depressing for me. I am an optimist and I need sun to be happy.
4. Los Angeles
Los Angeles is known for their beautiful beaches and their year round sunshine, but I have heard that the traffic there is horrendous. Although I have never been and definitely plan to visit one of these days, I am not so sure it`s a place where I would want to settle. I have heard good and bad things about the city and of course I would have to go and make my own judgments, but again it`s another expensive city that I would likely just visit.
Where are some places you wouldn`t retire in?