01-05-2017, 08:46 AM
Not many at age 33 can afford to leave their home country to "retire" to the DR. You say you live off your interest? You must have a decent amount of Euros in the bank to be able to do that. Most people coming to the DR these days, are of retirement age and have enough assets to live comfortably. By retirement age I mean 55-65 years old not 33. You are very fortunate to be in this position.
Originally Posted by BelgianMik
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01-05-2017, 12:00 PM
Do you regret moving to the Dominican Republic
I have been living here for almost 30 years, of course, there are things that are not to my liking, but that can be said for anywhere in the world. I have no problems with the food, I am a vegetarian. Everything in terms of food can be found here in the mayor supermarkets or the wayside venders. I only buy drinking water in the colmados, as they deliver. Any country in which one has to live, it is best to master the language and cultural habits. This country has come a long way in development since my arrival. The only thing that is really bad now is the crime. That is of course a world wide problem. The local people are very warm and friendly, sometimes a little too much. The public transport is better than in some other countries, there is always room for improvement. I'd rather not say what country I came from. Life here can be good, if one has a good income, or just live within one's means, I have no regrets.
Originally Posted by jefe de la finca
01-31-2017, 09:33 PM
Yes, I was lucky that I bought my first house when the prices in Belgium where really low (sold it 10 years later for 3 times the price, but I could only do this because I started working really young, even when I went to university, when my friends where always out, going to parties etc, but thanks to that I had 3 houses at the age of 33, all payed for) and the luck that I got a really big bonus when I quit my job.
Originally Posted by LTSteve
I know most people don't get to be that lucky.
01-31-2017, 09:43 PM
That's not luck Mik, I know Belgians (lived there for 12 years) as very hard workers.
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