8.  Cuenca, Ecuador

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  • Your monthly budget: $1,000

Take your Social Security check and move to Cuenca. It's all the money you'll need to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in this city.

Health care is good, and it's also super cheap. You'll enjoy a spring-like climate throughout the entire year. Just don't expect roads, sidewalks and buildings to be maintained as well as in the United States.

First published January 6, 2016: 8:16 AM ET
Monthly budgets consider the following costs: rent for a one-bedroom apartment, groceries, utilities, cable, Internet, phone services, and entertainment (eating out twice a week and two trips to the movies a month).

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