Living Abroad in the economic crisis

March 18, 2009 1:33pm CST
I'm an American living in Turkey. I came to Turkey with my husband last summer and since than I believe I'm much better off here than in the USA right now. I am able to maintain a good job as well as travel in Turkey. Anyone else living abroad and would like to input?
2 responses
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
Welcome to MyLot, Opps! I think expats, most of the time, are in a better condition provided they do not have huge expenses back in their hometown - mortgage, taxes, family subsidy, kids schooling back in the US, etc. Expats always think a lot of times if the pay will compensate their relocation - interest rates, economic status of the new home, cost of living, viability, etc. Good day!
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 09
Welcome to My Lot. I am so glad that you are happy living as an ex pat in Turkey. It is wonderful that you feel that you are better off there than you would have been if you still lived in the USA. Traveling around in Turkey is delightful I know because I have done this. Best of all being there year round you can visit popular places off season. In the summer the weather must be lovely and hot. I left my home country for just over one year when I was twenty years old. I had been made redundant at the beginning of the recession back then. I let out my home, got a working holiday visa for Australia and bought an airline ticket to go around the world. I live in my home country now. Sometimes I dream of moving to a location in the tropical sun.