Some of the recent interest in Cambodia has come from Westerners living in Thailand.
Rising prices in Thailand and stricter Thai visa regulations have already contributed to a noticeable influx of shifty-eyed, tattooed sexpats creeping across the border into Cambodia.
There has been such an overwhelming interest in moving to Cambodia that two recent books have been published on the topic.It’s the optimistic encouragement that I have a problem with. The average life expectancy for Westerners living in Western countries is about 75 to 80 years old, depending on the country.I personally believe that there are significant drawbacks to moving to Cambodia that could probably fill an entire book. Yetter, I don’t have the necessary work ethic or attention span to write a whole book about anything. Unofficially, the average life expectancy for Western expatriates living in Cambodia is 57.4 years old.So just plan on working in a low paid teaching job in Cambodia until the day you die.Of course, your lack of retirement planning will be the least of your concerns when you’re lying on your deathbed in a dirty Cambodian hospital at age 57.