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What a comfortable retirement will cost you in these 16 Asian countries

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When it comes to retiring abroad, most Americans look to Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. But Asia also offers a rich retirement experience for expats at an affordable cost.

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Here’s how much you would need to retire comfortably in the following sixteen Asian countries, according to Insider Monkey. Living expenses apply to individual retirees and vary depending on the city or town in which you decide to retire. The countries are listed alphabetically.

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Cambodia

Cost of living per month: Less than $1,000.

Good to know: This is one of the cheaper destinations in Asia, where many retired expats live comfortably on $500 a month. Apartment rent can be as low as $200 per month.

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China

Cost of living per month: $750.

Good to know: The cost of living in China is on average about 45% lower than in the US, and you’ll have access to a “high quality of life” and “world-class healthcare.”

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Indonesia

Cost of living per month: $1,000.

Good to know: The Indonesian KITAS Retirement Visa allows retirees to stay there and enjoy the warm climate, pristine beaches and diverse wildlife.

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Japan

Cost of living per month: In many cities $1,500 to $2,000.

Good to know: There is no specific retirement visa for expats, but a long-stay visa can help expat retirees stay in Japan.

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Laos

Cost of living per month: $1,500.

Good to know: Laos offers “adequate healthcare,” including 30 private hospitals and a health insurance system.

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Malaysia

Cost of living per month: $1,600.

Good to know: Malaysia offers one of the “best retirement visa options in the world,” as well as affordable healthcare, warm weather and excellent cuisine.

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Maldives

Cost of living per month: About $2,140.

Good to know: An ideal location for retirees who enjoy snorkeling, diving, fishing and swimming.

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Mongolia

Cost of living per month: Less than $1,500.

Good to know: There isn’t a large expat community here, but it’s a great destination if you appreciate nature and outdoor adventure.

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Nepal

Cost of living per month: Less than $1,000.

Good to know: Another paradise for nature lovers thanks to the Himalayas, but also the country’s many forests and lakes.

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Oman

Cost of living per month: $2,000.

Good to know: Rents for one-bedroom apartments in Muscat and other major cities cost around $1,000 per month.

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Philippines

Cost of living per month: Less than $1,000.

Good to know: The country’s Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) can help you move to the Philippines and join the more than 200,000 expats already living there.

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Qatar

Cost of living per month: $2,500.

Good to know: Qatar is home to a sizable expat community who go there to take advantage of its modern infrastructure, security and strong healthcare.

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South Korea

Cost of living per month: About $1,400 in Seoul and other major cities.

Good to know: South Korea does not grant a retirement visa and expats must qualify for a long-term visa in order to stay. On average, one-bedroom apartments start around $265 per month and go up to $800.

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Sri Lanka

Cost of living per month: $1,500.

Good to know: Under the Dream Home Visa Program, Pensioners over the age of 55 will receive a monthly payment of $1,500 or the equivalent in an approved foreign currency for the main applicant – as well as $750 or the equivalent in an approved foreign currency for each spouse and dependent child.

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Thailand

Cost of living per month: $1,000.

Good to know: One-bedroom apartments within a mile of a beach cost around $500 per month, while one-bedroom resort-style houses near Koh Samui cost just $1,200.

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Vietnam

Cost of living per month: Less than $1,500.

Good to know: Retirees here have access to affordable healthcare and you can find decent rental properties for €300 to €800 per month.

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