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Your Questions About Cheapest Apartments In America

June 29, 2013

Thomas asks…

Anybody recommend good accomodation in Tenerife?

im going there in october with a friend and does anyone know any good apartments thats near beach and nightlife etc thats cheap?

Administrator answers:

You will find any number of apartments with a google search of “Tenerife Apartments” but if you select ones in Playa los Americas or Los Christianos you will be ideally placed for beach and nightlife

Laura asks…

the currency that is cheaper than indian rupee?

is the indian economy the least?

Administrator answers:

1. Paraguay – The cheapest country in the world, according to the Cost of Living Survey conducted by Mercer annually, is the hidden gem of South America, Paraguay. Your monthly rent in your downtown apartment will set you back only $150 and the price for a night at a nice, clean hotel is an astonishing $5. Want more crazy prices? Beer is .60 cents while a meal in a restaurant consisting of salad and steak will cost you $3. Want to live like a king? Your dollars will go the farthest here, giving it the title of Cheapest Country in the World.

2. Zimbabwe – Not much is known about this mysterious African country, but that its goods are relatively cheap, thanks to having the world’s highest inflation rate at 1,000%. Recently, real estate prices have skyrocketed, but the rapidly dropping value of the Zimbabwean currency balances out. A liter of milk = .84 cents; a kilogram of beef is approximately .60 cents.

3. Argentina – Recently, Argentina has dropped dramatically in the rankings from being one of the costliest countries in the world to one of the most affordable, due to economic crisis that has plagued this South American nation. Leather goods such as jackets and purses are approximately half of what they cost in the States. A movie ticket? $4. Although real estate may not be as cheap as in the Philippines or Pakistan, the amazingly affordable food and services make up for it.

4. Philippines – 200,000 Americans living in this Asian country cannot be wrong. A taxi ride for about a mile will cost you 20 cents while a haircut will be a whooping 80 cents. The cost of a live in maid for a month? $45. Tuition at a local university for a semester will only cost you a mere $250. The Filipino people all speak perfect English, making the Philippines not only the cheapest country in Asia, but also the most appealing to Americans for it being the only Christian, English-Speaking, tropical Asian nation.

5. Pakistan – Though politically unstable, the weak Pakistani Rupee favors the American Dollar, making some things unbelievably cheap. Things such as petrol and meals in restaurants may be equal or more expensive than its American counterpart, but what really makes Pakistan cheap is its real estate. A 4 bedroom house with running water in the urban center of Karachi will only set you back $33,000. Now that’s a jaw-dropper.
:P

Paul asks…

General advice on cost of living in Hongkong?

What should an expatriate contract work be like for taking up an employment in Hong Kong be? I mean for management level?

Administrator answers:

Living in the downtown core close to where everything are is expensive in Hong Kong just like Manhattan and Tokyo due to the scarcity of space. The nicest thing in HK though there are many affordable housings and restaurants, for instance living in a 2-bedroom village apartment located in the outer skirt of the New Territories can be as cheap as HK$3,000 per month, of course you’ll have to trade in twice the amount of the commuting time to downtown with cheap rent. HK also has the cheapest Macdonald’s on earth, normally it’s under HK$30 for a combo meal. So cost of living is pretty depended on your life style, how luxurious you go and whether you like clubbing a lot.

Expat contracts vary too, depend on a number of factors ie size and scale of your firm, how demanding your profession is in the City etc. For example senior bankers are in high demand in HK as the City is one of the major financial centres in the world, therefore such contracts could provide housing allowance alone of HK$30,000 – 80,000 each month according to rank, while English teachers normally are given a fixed housing allowance of say HK$10,000 – 16,000 per month.

For some senior, high demanding management posts, kids education, yearly roundtrip airfares, medical, insurance, moving expenses etc are all being provided.

Groceries and transportation in HK are said to be cheaper than America and Western Europe. Check www.DiscoverHongKong.com and have a wonderful stay in a wonderful city!

Michael asks…

How do i know my ESTA form has been approved will they send me a letter?

Plus it says on the form to give 2 home address i am staying at a mates house. I don’t know anyone in America to get a second home address

Administrator answers:

The online form does ask for an address in the USA, but it’s not required. Where the form says “Address line 1″ and “Address line 2″ that is not two addresses. That is an extra field on the form in case where you plan to stay needs the extra space for address information. For example:

Line 1: Apartment 1010
Line 2: 1234 Some Street
City
State

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List the home address for your friend.

Ensure you are on the US government website and not a commercial site.

You will not get a letter. You will get an on-screen confirmation and it’s usually immediate.

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Citizens of about 35 countries can travel to the USA for up to 90 days at a time as a tourist or for some business purposes by registering for ESTA > before < their trip begins. The cost is US$14, which is similar to the fee for the Australian ETA program.

Https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html

http://www.usembassy.org.uk/visaservices/?p=129

Registering is accomplished online, you don't need the details of your trip, and the confirmation is valid for multiple trips to the USA over two (2) years so don't wait until the last minute.

Print the confirmation – or at least record the number – and keep the information with your passport. Having a return or onward ticket leaving North America is a requirement, so have a copy of your airline itinerary at passport control.

If you are planning a long visit then DON'T schedule your departure day for the 90th day (any part of a day in the USA counts as a whole day, so if you arrive at 23:59h on the 1st and leave at 00:01h on the 10th it is 10 days in the USA). Schedule your departure not later than the 88th day as there are no (zero) provisions in the Visa Waiver Program for someone to voluntarily extend their stay. If you miss your flight due to something Immigration might consider avoidable (ex. Flat tire on the way to the airport) they may ban you from using the VWP in the future.

Check with your health insurance to find out if it covers you in the USA and pays for medical evacuation to home (should that be necessary). If yes then take proof of coverage with you. If no or not sure then get trip medical insurance, which is cheap and sold by airlines & travel agents. The USA has wonderful medical care but it isn't free or even cheap. Please do not skimp on this as an otherwise-silly accident could turn into a crisis if you don't have medical insurance. This is a link from the US government, but the info is good for anyone traveling outside their home country:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1470.html

John asks…

When China takes Americas place will those who helped her rise go and live there?

What will the new worlds mindset be will justice be the same will any court dare to oppose the government will it matter if there is no freedom of speech as long as cheap goods exist what else will matter

Administrator answers:

What do you mean when? I was in China 5 years ago and it was clear that China had already taken that spot. I stood there in the ports of Shanghai and Beijing in the middle of the night and saw huge barges of Costco and other companies going in and out 24-7. Haven’t seen anything like it before or since. The only thing we have in larger numbers than the Chinese is weapons and now they can buy those from us. LOL how do you think we could go and live there? It’s really expensive. A crumby 3 room apartment in an old (and I mean old) apartment building cost 250,000 to buy and that was 5 ‘years ago. You can’t afford to live there!

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