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Author: Blackduff Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 667  
Subject: Re: Retired French Expats from US Date: 7/31/2008 5:07 AM
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I'm going to send an email direct to you, as well as the board.

Health Care: It's still changing but since you're retired, you might possible to slip onto their system. For EU members can move into the system after they're retired now.

Right now I pay 87 € per month for the RAM. This is the French Soc.Sec. system. I also pay 154 € for a top-up insurance. Then I will have almost 100% coverage for medical problems. My teeth and glasses are not covered at 100% but this isn't often.

This means my monthly payment is 241 €. The annual primes comes to 2,892 €. With an exchange of 1.5, I would expect that it's about $4,450. Okay, France doesn't give free health coverage but this amount does covers most items.

I'm replying so late, again. But, if you contact me direct, I will send you back more quickly. List a few things you want to ask and I'll give you a try to understand. I live in the Mediterranean coast so my living costs is a bit more than the middle of France. Paris is more expensive than my area.

Here's a photo album which shows my area and what life is like near the coast. No special theme on the album. Lots of dog photos, since I have lots of dogs.

http://www.pyreneesmediterraneanliving.com/

I've worked within parts of France since 1978 and I moved to my retirement in 1994. My house can see the border with Spain, as the top of the local mountain next to me. I can find anything I need but not everyone feels the same.

Again, email me and give me a direct email address and I can give you more information.

Blackduff
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