A new report from International Living, a website about living and retiring overseas, figured out some of the best places to live in world for under $2,000 a month, and four of them are tropical destinations.
“Most Americans don’t realize just how expensive the United States is in many regards,” Jennifer Stevens, executive editor of International Living said in a statement.
According to 2018 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Expenditure Survey, the average American household spends $5,102 every month. That means that the average American budget is $61,224 — a 1.9% increase from 2017.
But Stevens says most Americans are “pleasantly surprised” to discover what $30,000 a year or less can get you internationally.