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Old 06-19-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Most of the nations I've travelled in are developed nations. However, many developing nations are improving quickly and gaining more and more access to modern technologies, consumer goods and standards of living.

So, do you think it's possible to have an equal or nearly equal quality of life in a developing nation compared to a developed nation? If so, which developing nations and which cities or regions in them?

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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I think that it is possible for expat who wants to pay top dollar to have a similar quality of life in developing nations as in a developed nation.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Well i'd live in Brazil over some developed countries
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/wo...pagewanted=all
Growing economy, plus great scenery and beautiful people
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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Even Mexico has come a long way... If they didn't have all the drug problems they might not be so bad. They are certainly not 3rd world and supposedly they have very good dental care.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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Well i'd live in Brazil over some developed countries
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/wo...pagewanted=all
Growing economy, plus great scenery and beautiful people
Interesting article. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Well, if you paid enough money, you won't feel much of a difference from a developed country, but you'd probably be so secluded and cornered off that it would be like a self-made prison.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:00 AM
 
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Life for the rich in many developing nations is BETTER, in fact. There are some I consider at least semi-developed, like Malaysia.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:08 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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South Africa. Its considered both a developing country, newly industrialized and an emerging market (similar to Brazil). Middle and Upper classes there have a very western lifestyle.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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For the millionaires, yes.

For the poor, definitely not. A poor person here will still have Sky TV and broadband internet.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Depends.

It's kind of like, where is the better quality of life, New York City or Montana?

A lot depends on income. If you have a ton of income, than living in NYC is wonderful. If you don't, than living in Montana is more wonderful.

I don't know where South Korea is on the scale, but I lived there for years on a modest income. But, my money went extremely far, so I could eat and drink be merry and do whatever I wanted at anytime I wanted. I could travel internationally regularly a few times a year, and just have a great life.

Than put me back in USA or over here in Japan, and I have to be extremely financially concerned all the time. Many of the things I could do in South Korea on a much lesser salary, I simply cannot afford to do here on a much higher salary.

There are so many factors at play. But, generally speaking, if you have even just a little bit of money, than you can afford all of the amenities and more in developing countries, that you'd probably never dream of being able to afford on an average income in a developed country.
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