"Louisiana banker Tom Vidrine, for example, fell in love with Belize on his first trip to the Central American country in 1990. He bought a vacation home and spent the next seven years saving money so that he could retire in 1997 at the ripe old age of 45. He says an American can live a comfortable life on one of Belize's many tropical islands for $2,000 a month, or half of that on the mainland.
"My only regret," said Vidrine, "is that I did not come sooner."http://articles.moneycentral.msn.co...RetireLikeRoyaltyInaLowCostParadise.aspx