My husband and I recently made the decision to move to Belize. After taking a long sabbatical in Belize to improve my health, we realized that the fresh air, pace of life, warmth, and sea were doing my health a world of good.
In the past, I was the primary earner for our family. Unfortunately, I am not able to work full-time anymore because of my fibromyalgia. We knew that moving somewhere with a lower cost-of-living would help us stretch our incomes farther, and luckily my husband has a career opportunity here.
As well, unfortunately I suffered a setback during our stressful moving process, and am in the midst of a major flare. Because the cost of living is so much lower here than in the United States, I am able to hire some household help to do chores while I am unable to do them.
We miss our friends and family a lot, though now of course we live in an exciting destination and have already had visitors a couple of times. I know that living here is the best decision I could have made for my health, and I am so glad to be somewhere warm and relaxing.
I would recommend checking Belize out. There are many Canadian ex-pats in Belize, where the primary language spoken is English. As well, Queen Elizabeth is on our money, so you will not feel so far from home.