Can you save money?

Not while we were there - just groceries added up really fast. - Dec 2015


NO - Jun 2015


Yes. But you have to adopt a non-American lifestyle. This means you cannot eat out 3-5 days a week, you can't have a car, you don't go buy frivolous things, and you don't go to the bar all the time. Personally, this isn't that hard to do. I have easily saved about $1000/month on a similar salary as I would have had in the USA. Having said that, it would be harder to save with a larger family and/or if one spouse did not work. - May 2013


It depends on how much you entertain/travel. - Aug 2011


We didn't, but if you were disciplined, never ate at a restaurant, and didn't travel, it would be conceivable. There are a lot of low-cost cultural things to see/do. - Jun 2009


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