| 9:22 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Hmm but do you not need to give all your cash away to ISKCONŅ
| 10:12 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
For a bit higher income of $1500 or so per month, you can just about live anywhere in Europe(except big hubs like London and Paris) and enjoy the conforts of western civilization. No offense, but India seems a bit crowded for me, although $20/month for 24 hour mobile internet is quite a catch compared to the options here in Spain. (then again $20 is a lot more money in India too)
| 10:24 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|.. to give all your cash away to ISKCON |
Slightly OT, but needing an answer.
I've been associated with ISKCON for over 20 years, and never been asked or required to give them my cash or other posessions. Not once.
Back OT. I think I prefer the Rocky Mountains and my motorhome. Cost of living is less than $100 /mo, provided I don't drive anywhere.
| 10:46 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
It's nice to see a patriotic spirit for one's country, so let's not bash his proposal.
OTH, I'm living abroad (Yank in Romania) and it's not that much cheaper then USA. As soon as they find out you are from the West, the prices on everything mysteriously go up or they try to scam you some way. The only thing that is cheap here is booze and cigarettes and I don't drink anymore.
Thanks to Globalization, I doubt many Americans could even afford the plane ticket to travel to India.
| 10:49 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
>I prefer the Rocky Mountains and my motorhome.
Slightly OT: how do you manage your site(s), grandpa? From the motorhome? What hosting and what web connection model do you use? Do you live in your motorhome (24/7/365)?
Do you need a greencard to live/work in india, GuluGulu?
| 11:01 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yidaki - the sites I manage belong to someone else, as do the associated costs. I am developing a plan for my own sites and a source of income from AdSense and other advertising. So, in a big sense it probably wasn't fair to toss out my cost of living since it's a rather unique model :) And yes, 24/7/365.
If not for that ISKCON jag I wouldn't have even been in this thread
| 11:09 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I'm interested in this motorhome idea, grandpa ...
What type of internet connetion do you use? Something mobile? What are the ~ costs?
| 12:09 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Do you need a greencard to live/work in india, GuluGulu? |
I like that :) With so many Indians aspiring to green cards in the US is this the start of a reverse flow? :)
I think what you propose is easier said than done. India is one of the most generous countries in the world in terms of refugees accepted per year (Pakistan takes even more refugees and is ranked #1 for this). However, I don't believe India has a very generous immigration policy. Reducing the population has been top of the agenda for most of the five year plans since Independence; the last thing India wants is more people :) There is also the small matter of tax on your income.
|As soon as they find out you are from the West, the prices on everything mysteriously go up |
You'll get that in India as well. And, I put up with it and pay the higher prices quite willingly when I'm there. It's still cheap and the higher price is making your supplier happy whether it's the vegetable woman, dhobi (laundry), ayah (home help), dactar :) (GP), autorickshawalla (taxi driver), or mali (gardener). They know you are paying more, they know that you know you are paying more, and they'll give you top service. Hey, if you're going from the UK you'll find that they even have dentists (which is more than you can say of Swansea).
There are a lot of places in India that are quiet and crowd free. There are also a lot of places with very pleasant climate: India has a wide range of habitat from from deserts to plains to mountains to coasts. Towns start at sea level and go up to several thousand feet. Dry areas like Rajasthan contrast the world's wettest place: Cherrapunji . There's bound to be somewhere you like.
And the corruption is great. No, seriously! You can actually get things done. Don't like the planning application decision that went against you? Don't like the fact that your licence was taken away because of your medical condition? Don't like the fact that your kid didn't get a place in medical school? No problem. Pay the baksheesh. Yes, it may take some getting used to. :)
Before everyone rushes off to their local Indian embassy/high commission you may want to check out tax, losing your US citizenship etc. I don't believe India has a lot of dual nationality deals with other countries. And be prepared, everyone+dog from your home town will want to visit you for their holidays/vacation*.
Having to translate for the Americans is really becoming a drag! :)
[edited by: oddsod at 12:13 pm (utc) on May 19, 2005]
| 12:13 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
@ GuluGulu how much you are earning from Adsense per month? and from your other websites genuine income
| 12:25 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Do you have some pictures of india?
I am looking for a place with nice and beautiful beaches but were there is also highspeed internet access and some jobs. There should also be a reasonable doctor or hospital and and airport nearby.
On the other hand, as a European, the USA has become a cheap place too. Especially houses are dirt cheap there due to the Iraq war and the worthless dollar. As google pays in dollar it would also be good as u dont need it exchange it
compare to the Euro the Dollar has lost 50% in 4 years.....reminds e of Russian Rubel or the old Italian Lira.
| 12:26 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
to grandpa: And provided u dont eat anything ;-)
| 12:31 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Your calculations on the dollar are not completely accurate and the dollar has risen in 7 straight trading days due to:
1. Recession in Italy
2. Possible "No" vote in France
3. 10 percent Unemployment in Germany
4. 10 percent Unemployment in France.
I don't know if the dollar will continue to gain, I think it doesn't know where to go, but one thing is for sure, the Euro is over-valued.
If France votes "no" - the Euro will tank.
| 12:35 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Queen Victoria would have been proud of this patriotic energy.
| 12:52 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Houses in America are dirt cheap? Someone forgot to tell me! (at least in NY / NJ/ MA / CA/ FL/ etc....and I'm not quite sure how the Iraq war had anything to do with things being cheap.
| 2:25 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Houses in America are dirt cheap? Someone forgot to tell me! (at least in NY / NJ/ MA / CA/ FL/ etc....and I'm not quite sure how the Iraq war had anything to do with things being cheap. |
This is really offtopic but can anyone give me a general idea about the cost of a house in CA/FL and in other parts of the USA?
| 2:30 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|If France votes "no" - the Euro will tank. |
Maybe in the short run; markets don't like uncertainty, and the average currency trader probably doesn't understand that the EU constitution's objectives can easily be accomplished with or without ratification. (The EU was built on a foundation of treaties, agreements, and legislation; if the constitution isn't ratified, we'll just see more of the same.)
For the foreseeable future, I'd put more faith in the euro than in the U.S. dollar, given the current U.S. regime's ballooning deficits and negative balance of trade. The dollar would be in even worse shape than it is if foreign investors (who are financing the deficits) didn't need to keep the dollar shored up to protect their investments.
Still, what does any of this have to do with living in India? Or with AdSense, for that matter? If we're going to talk about currencies, shouldn't we be discussing the rupee? :-)
| 2:44 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
> This is really offtopic but can anyone give me a general idea about the cost of a house in CA/FL and in other parts of the USA?
The average cost of a house on the California coast and in the northeast urban areas from Washington DC to Boston seems to be about $500,000 for an average house. Florida is getting up there too. But if you live outside of a major city, and not on or near the water, you can easily get an average house for about $100,000.
I am guessing that houses in India are much cheaper.
But patriotism aside, I doubt many people would want to move to India or any other foreign country unless there was a huge economic benefit. If nothing else, you would quickly become homesick for the friends and family you left behind.
| 2:46 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
MOst of your European countries have record debt and keep pushing the ceiling up as well.
I'm not quite sure what the Iraq war has to do with housing prices in the US and the prices are not "dirt cheap."
This was an Off Topic thread to begin with, so...
| 2:56 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|The average cost of a house on the California coast and in the northeast urban areas from Washington DC to Boston seems to be about $500,000 for an average house. Florida is getting up there too. But if you live outside of a major city, and not on or near the water, you can easily get an average house for about $100,000. |
You can buy a house for around $3,000,000 at this resort in Sharm El Sheikh <snip>. I used to work at that place in the past.
Perhaps I'll start my own thread (which I wanted to do from long) inviting AdSense movers to come live in my country too.
[edited by: Jenstar at 3:02 pm (utc) on May 19, 2005]
[edit reason] No URLS as per TOS, please! [/edit]
| 3:06 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I looked at that site for 5 minutes and still couldn't figure out what country it represents.
Also, it's against TOS to put personal urls in the thread.
| 3:11 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|In India, it is pretty lower....you can not imagine. |
I can imagine as I was there on business for a few weeks and had a personal driver the entire time. I took a reasonable amount of money with me and I really had a hard time spending it all.
Everything was cheap, unfortunately I got some nasty bacteria from food toward the end of my stay and my intestines will never be the same.
India gave me a whole new meaning to the phrase "eat and run" :)
| 3:12 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I'd love to live in India, I'll buy a house there someday.
| 3:16 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
i have been on two extensive trips to india (approx 3 months each), and i love it. if i had the time, i would to go back every year; living there would be another matter.
also, i don't think that india is for everyone, it takes some serious getting used to, especially for those who are used to a western lifestyle.
| 3:39 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I could consider places which are tax heavens.
Anybody knows places where tax is exempted?
How about MAURITIUS - OH BOY WHAT A PLACE!
| 3:50 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
i can not speak for entire country's living standards as India is very large country and yes its bit over crowded in metros. I am living in Ahmedabad the 7th largest city of India and with a comfort of average about USD 300 from AdSense as an extra income per month i am living a great life. Itís my hobby site in college days which I continue to grow and without doing anything nearly anything, I am getting this income now since AdSense inception. For most of US and European people its easy to get through a legal formalities to shift here. Not to mention again, my hobby site is still hobby site and I am earning handsomely as I have my own IT Company with about 50+ staff.
One final note, itís a great experience living in India. Come experience the India, it have modern life which you live in developed nation, dusty villages, natural resources to explore, taboos, traditions, humanity, crime, politics everything you can imagine.
| 3:53 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
What about the secret island that nobody knows about, South Padre Island, Texas? Recently ranked #2 in the US for "escape homes" and #3 in the nation for its beach as well as several other awards (best windsurfing, people, etc).
Town population of around 2,000.
| 3:54 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I know that it is against TOS to put personal urls, and this url is NOT a personal one! Nor am I affiliated with them. It is also against fairness that a link to a 1 million square meters resort in my country be removed from this forum. I appeal to the moderator to put that link back.
| 4:09 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
what crazy ideas some people have,live my sweet home in EU imigrate in a foreign country and one day sudenly a new Google update vanishes my page......Man you must be nuts.
| 4:20 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Any ways ...not about staying back in india but one thing you guys must do atleast some time in your life is the visit of about 30 days and try to see whole range of diversity of country...from high tech cities to rural india.
one thing is worth mentioning is different life styles with which people live..languages they speak...food habits...you might be knowing languages here change after evey few hundred miles...so we have so many languages spoken ...i know just 2 of those
you all would be treated as if you are Royal Guys over here , most of the people are kind hearted and its would be great fun enjoying sea shores to Goa's beaches to high peaks of himalayas and snow fall of kashmir...its all like heaven
and I am ready to welcome you all when ever you are planning just Sticky me any time and i ll be there standing to welcome you out :)
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