While not all places on this list will give you super-premium luxury, most of them will come very close. You’ll probably think they are a superb bargain and may be surprised at what you can get for your money if you look in the right places. This article looks at places around the world where you can purchase a home and live in relative luxury with what may be considered a poor man’s salary, by western standards. These locales cover locations in Asia, South America, Europe, and yes, some are even the United States.
Argentina is one of those countries that can be on several lists, and most of those for good things. Argentina has the amenities many Americans and Europeans expect in a place to live. For good reason as Argentina has been a tourist mecca for generations. There are great museums, fine dining and tons of history. Argentina is also one of the world’s great producers of wine. If you are looking for a home with a little acreage this is certainly a great place to look. You can find homes with room to roam. To give you an idea of the cost to build a new home, the average cost is about $1,000.00 per square meter. That means a pretty sizable 1,500 sq. ft. home would cost you about $139,000. The cost of living is merely a fraction of the cost as anywhere in the United States, meaning you still get much more bang for the buck. You don’t have to be wealthy to be able to afford a housekeeper or local cook. Argentina is unique in that its economy is in a state of constant flux, however, it is a perpetual and lively tourist destination. This will not only provide you with a flavorful place to own a vacation home, but also opportunity to rent it out while you’re away.