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Both Worlds May 20th 2012 1:44 am

Cost of living Florida
 
OK I am doing around the world best places to retire and Florida could be possible. If you can supply your expenses then I will post my costs here in the UK and the island of Tenerife- to compare if thats OK-
1. gas
2. Electricity
3. Council tax or rates
4. house insurance
5. water costs
6. food
7. car tax/disc
8. internet broadband + phone
9. car insurance
10.petrol

If you can think of anything else thats needs costing-such as prescriptions and health for instance.

fatbrit May 20th 2012 1:48 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Both Worlds (Post 10071395)
OK I am doing around the world best places to retire and Florida could be possible. If you can supply your expenses then I will post my costs here in the UK and the island of Tenerife- to compare if thats OK-
1. gas
2. Electricity
3. Council tax or rates
4. house insurance
5. water costs
6. food
7. car tax/disc
8. internet broadband + phone
9. car insurance
10.petrol

If you can think of anything else thats needs costing-such as prescriptions and health for instance.

Question is moot -- only USCs and US PRs can retire to Florida.

Duncan Roberts May 20th 2012 1:52 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 
How are you planning to retire in FL? There is no visa to do that so you would need some other way in (family sponsorship, investment, buy a business, type of stuff) and that could make quite a big difference in various costs. Health insurance alone could run you $12,000+ a year (the plus could theoretically be double or triple) and depending on the cover and your health you could potentially spend that or more per year in costs.

Both Worlds May 20th 2012 1:54 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by fatbrit (Post 10071399)
Question is moot -- only USCs and US PRs can retire to Florida.

Yes I understand that-My sister is american but living in australia so I dont know if thats a way to do it-or work 1st then claim greencard etc

Jerseygirl May 20th 2012 1:56 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 
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Originally Posted by Both Worlds (Post 10071407)
Yes I understand that-My sister is american but living in australia so I dont know if thats a way to do it-or work 1st then claim greencard etc

In that case it's a no go.

To work in the US you need a visa...here is a list of ways to obtain a one. If you can fit into any of the categories you may be able to get a visa to live and work in the US.

Both Worlds May 20th 2012 1:58 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 10071411)
In that case it's a no go.

what about claim by brother/sibling? Probably 10 years but I thought it was possible plus grew up in California for 8 years and my parents for 9-10 years.

fatbrit May 20th 2012 2:02 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Both Worlds (Post 10071407)
Yes I understand that-My sister is american but living in australia so I dont know if thats a way to do it-or work 1st then claim greencard etc

If your sister is planning to return to the US, she can sponsor you. It'll take a dozen years or so before you get your visa -- it's a long line.

After you arrive a dozen or more years down the line, your first illness will bankrupt you.

As I said, the question is moot.

Jerseygirl May 20th 2012 2:02 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Both Worlds (Post 10071416)
what about claim by brother/sibling? Probably 10 years but I thought it was possible plus grew up in California for 8 years and my parents for 9-10 years.

You are correct but they have to live in the US. The years you and your parents spent in the US don't give you an advantage...unless you were born in the US or naturalised.

fatbrit May 20th 2012 2:03 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Both Worlds (Post 10071416)
what about claim by brother/sibling? Probably 10 years but I thought it was possible plus grew up in California for 8 years and my parents for 9-10 years.


Worth checking you're not already a citizen. Did your parents naturalize?

Both Worlds May 20th 2012 2:07 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by fatbrit (Post 10071423)
Worth checking you're not already a citizen. Did your parents naturalize?

You never know I know I was christianed in the "glass church" in California! I will ask.

Jerseygirl May 20th 2012 2:23 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Both Worlds (Post 10071427)
You never know I know I was christianed in the "glass church" in California! I will ask.

Your place of birth is what matters.

fatbrit May 20th 2012 2:24 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 10071439)
Your place of birth is what matters.

If his parents naturalized while he was a child, he may have become a citizen without knowing.

Jerseygirl May 20th 2012 2:24 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by fatbrit (Post 10071440)
If his parents naturalized while he was a child, he may have become a citizen without knowing.

True.

Both Worlds May 20th 2012 11:09 am

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 10071441)
True.

I will check.... Meanwhile could people put up there expenses if thats OK-I will then compare to : UK, Tenerife (Spain), Australia and Malaysia.
cheers
:nod:

ian-mstm May 20th 2012 12:01 pm

Re: Cost of living Florida
 

Originally Posted by Both Worlds (Post 10072025)
Meanwhile could people put up there expenses if thats OK-I will then compare to : UK, Tenerife (Spain), Australia and Malaysia.

You go first... otherwise it's a complete waste of time!

Ian


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