Long term strategy: Move to a less expensive location/country

Long term strategy: Move to a less expensive location/country

When I graduate in August I will have some money left in the bank. This money could last me perhaps 6 months to a year in the US, but much longer outside of the developed world, so I'm moving to Costa Rica for at least six months. I'll be volunteering at a political internship for that first six months, but I may stay there if I can figure out some good ways to make money via the internet. Most people in Costa Rica live on less than $5000 a year so my my money will last a lot longer there, and I'd need considerably less income to stay. Moving can be a great long term strategy for people whose income is not tied to their geographical location -- retirees, disabled, freelancers, self employed, etc. There is a lot of variance in the cost of living within the US, and even more worldwide if you consider your international options.
From dinner to growing plant :)

From dinner to growing plant :)

Pests, Plant IDs, tomato trouble

Pests, Plant IDs, tomato trouble

A Field Trip to Home Depot…

A Field Trip to Home Depot…

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

My room

My room

The view from the back porch

The view from the back porch