10 attractive cities that prove you can move overseas and live comfortably; Kathy Orton; Washington Post

Ecuador – Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca

Buying a home overseas is not only for the wealthy. In some cases, living abroad is cheaper than living in the United States.

The U.S. government doesn’t compile official data on how many Americans reside overseas but the State Department estimates 9 million live abroad (a number that does not include military personnel serving in the armed forces). It’s a good bet not all of them have seven-figure bank accounts.

If you are considering a move abroad, cost can be a key factor when it comes to where you reside. With the help of International Living, we’ve put together a list of 10 places around the globe where many Americans can afford to live comfortably. These are not the cheapest places to live but they are locations that offer good value.

International Living, which annually publishes a Global Retirement Index, doesn’t consider the average cost of housing across a nation when putting together its index. It would not accurately represent the cost of housing that Americans want.

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