Asian sunshine in Malaysia
Looking for year-round sunshine? Malaysia is surely a contender. This former British colony has it all, from the high-rise bustling capital city of Kuala Lumpur to tropical beaches and remote rainforests.
It is also an inexpensive place to live, with International Living magazine placing the country third cheapest in its global cost of living index. The magazine reports that a couple can live comfortably in a luxury ocean-view condo on the equivalent of $1,700 a month. Website xpatulator.com, which analyses costs for expats, rates healthcare and accommodation costs in Malaysia as “very low” at the opposite end of the spectrum to expensive destinations such as Hong Kong or Australia.