Think you can’t afford to own your own little slice of paradise? Think again! While it’s not always easy to find them, there are still places in this world where you can live like a king in a beautiful setting without being independently wealthy. There are increasing numbers of people seeking out their little slice of paradise in some of the world’s most exotic destinations. From rock-bottom real estate prices to insanely low costs of living, these nine destinations are the perfect spots to begin your search for buying a piece of paradise cheaply.
1) Caye Caulker, Belize
Investing in international real estate can sometimes be more of a pain than it’s worth due to all the governmental red tape, but you’ll find nothing of the sort here in Belize; a “common law” legal system and no capital gains tax mean that buying and selling property is a relatively stress-free process legally. Located off the coast of mainland Belize, the island of Caye Caulker is just five miles long and home to some 1,500 people. You can easily buy a piece of property here for under $100,000 USD—the key is to strike while the iron is hot, as there’s only so much real estate to go around.
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