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I recently went diving in Goa, India. One of the dive instructors was a British civil servant who was retired with a small pension. I think it was around 500 pounds/month. He told me his lving expenses were about 200 pounds/month. That included an apartment with air conditioning, cable TV (six english channels), food, whiskey, and regular phone calls back to the UK to keep up with family. He had been living there about 10 years and seemed to enjoy it very much. He dove more for the exercise and human companionship than for the income, but it paid for his hobby. Scuba diving is one of those highly portable job skills and can be done nearly the world over.

Nuclear Redneck
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