Visit_Thailand - 7:10 am on Aug 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Bali is very cheap, great cuisines, all the home comforts and great surf too if you are into that. Good 3G infrastructure too. Friendliest people on the planet, non muslim
I am not entirely sure I agree with all of that. Bali is great, but its population is extremely mixed with a lot of people from Java - who can be extremely agressive around the Kuta area. As long as you stay away from the touristy places it can be a great place to live.
A lot of the success in living abroad however is not the place you choose to stay, nor how friendly the people are but yourself and your attitude.
If you have, and maintain, the right attitude and outlook on life, don't be to set in your ways and properly submerse yourself into the culture and customs without imposing any of your beliefs on others then you are likely to have a great time where you are.
Japan has to be one of the best places to live, super high speed internet, and some amazing islands, food and hot springs.