There comes a time in every man`s life when he feels the need to drop everything and get away from it all in some distant foreign country. But, there is a small problem: distant getaways can be very expensive. Luckily you have us to point the way to some of the most shockingly affordable cheapest paradises on earth, where you can live like a king without breaking a sweat (sunbathing doesn’t count). Feel free to browse around and pick you own personal paradise…
Avarua, Cook Islands
If you ever wanted to really, I mean really get away where no one can reach you, there is no better place than the Cook Islands smack down in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Even though these islands are part of New Zealand you`ll be located 2.008 miles northeast in the capital Avarua, resting away on the island of Rarotonga.
And here is the fun part. You`ll get everything that goes along with tropical island, the Hawaii like beaches, awe inspiring landscapes and crystal clear turquoise water for a small price of $130 per month! Yes you`ve heard it right, it’s cheaper than an Airbnb igloo in some place like New Brunswick.
Since the inhabitants are Polynesian natives and what to keep thing traditional and protect the natural beauty of its islands, they host only around 100.000 tourists per year.
A foreigner cannot buy a property on the island unless it becomes a full-fledged citizen or gets some kind of special permission. On the bright side you are allowed to lease it up to 60 years which will definitely do the job.
Just picture yourself stress free on a beautiful beach, watching whales, hiking, snorkeling… without a care in the world.