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ok so this is a real question it may sound dumb but it is an honest question(s). I live in Canada and my husband and I are looking to move to a warmer climate not too humid, my arthritis and fibro pretty much confine me to the house all winter. People have suggested Costa Rica but are open to any where. Now here is the problem I am on disability obviously if I move any where I'm not going to get it any more. My husband works full time and is a damn hard worker BUT has no trade, just an assembly line worker for years. Is there any real way of moving to such a country and making it? I mean is there some one who has done this? Is there any type of jobs over there? We currently grow/raise most of our food and would continue to do so where ever we go. It just seems that every winter that passes it gets worse for me and with getting older my hubby is getting tiered of it too. If any one has any suggestions it would be appreciated! thanks for reading!
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My experience is in Ecuador, and that is limited. I have looked into relocating off and on over the years and have observed others' efforts. All in all, I would have to say, it depends. Don't expect to go down and find work. I am not saying it couldn't happen, but realistically, it probably won't. You could try starting a business, but there is no guarantee of success. Most people I know have moved there to retire, with pensions or some other type of steady income. You really ought to learn Spanish (or whatever the local language is) before you commit to relocating. You should visit the place you intend to move to a few times, at different times of the year, before committing to move. Latin America is not Canada or the US. Things are done differently there, you will always be an outsider, corruption and crime exists pretty much anywhere you go -- in other words, no place is without serious risk. That being said, many people move there and absolutely love it.

Do your homework. Don't jump into it blind. Don't do it if you have any doubts. If you decide to do it, I wish you success.
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