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#227877 - 01/23/07 02:09 PM Should I do it?  
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I'm an older guy in my fifties and single. I'm seriously thinking of coming to Belize and renting an apartment to see if I might want to live there. I'm fortunate enough to have a government check every month and make additional money on the internet. I have limited income. Are there cheap apartments I could rent?
Any info would be appreciated.

#227881 - 01/23/07 02:33 PM Re: Should I do it? [Re: BoardRunner]  
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well, this story sounds familiar. LOL. Just make sure you have enough money to live on. It ain't cheap to live there. ALWAYS have your return ticket and $$$ to get home stashed. Don't plan on anyone helping you monetarily down there.....and don't even THINK about starting a tab at Pedro's.....FYI, a guy with your almost exact description moved down to SP on a limited income and lost his A$$, borrowed money from a bunch of people, took advantage of kind hearted folks, left the country, they were never paid back, and he didn't bother to give them an explanation or a kiss g'bye. Yes, Pedro, that includes me. Good luck BR....just make sure you can afford it before you jump in over your head. Don't count your internet chickens before they hatch.

#227920 - 01/23/07 07:42 PM Re: Should I do it? [Re: Wyoming Carla]  
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WC - same dance, diff song. Chk post hist!

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#227922 - 01/23/07 07:48 PM Thanks for the info [Re: Wyoming Carla]  
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It's what I expected. I certainly would not count on the net $$.
I have a fairly decent income. I'm wondering what the rentals run for someone staying long-term. I've already found out all the info about moving there, re: citizenship etc.
I'm thinking maybe 6 months at a time. come home a week and go back. Is there a chance to find a 1 BD rm apartment at a decent rent? cost of utilities? etc.

#227923 - 01/23/07 07:50 PM Huh? What? [Re: klcman]  
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I haven't posted here before so why ask to check post history? Did you? I don't have any post history on this forum or any others?

#227924 - 01/23/07 08:12 PM Re: Huh? What? [Re: BoardRunner]  
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we rent a 1 bedroom apt for $450 usd so they are out there.

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#227925 - 01/23/07 08:13 PM Re: Huh? What? [Re: BoardRunner]  

Look up "Deacon". In general, if you have US$2500+ per month you should be fine, unless you have expensive tastes.

#227926 - 01/23/07 08:13 PM Re: Huh? What? [Re: tacogirl]  

someone named boardrunner has posts going back to 2003

#227929 - 01/23/07 08:21 PM Re: Huh? What? [Re: ]  
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and lives between NH & Maine, depending upon circumstances, apparently.

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#227951 - 01/24/07 12:54 AM Re: Huh? What? [Re: klcman]  
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Sorry Broadrunner we are feeling a bit stung of late and you got in the middle. Fairly easy to get an apartment for under $600us.
This will not be on the beach but could be 2 blocks away, but probably more. It will come sort of furnished and your utilities will run you a $200 month or so unless you like air conditioning then maybe as much as $600us. Food will be about 20% more then you spend now. You will need to change your eatting a bit to stay at the 20%. If you like to drink you will drink a lot here so figure that in - no idea. Remember to figure in your trips back to the states. There will also be set up costs, things like deposits for utilities, a bike, TV. I would think a bare minimum would be $1,000us and that does not include rent. There are some number for you to think on.

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