I didn't see my situation mentioned anywhere, so I figured I'd ask about some specifics...
I am a fifty-five year-old disabled but mobile woman ('crippled' is how I describe it) with a small (about $1,000 USD) monthly income. I would love to live in a rural area rather than a city, altho I can't live too far away from a city because I do need access to doctors. (Maybe 25-100 miles?) I can't walk very far and would need a car (in theory), but sharing one would not be out of the question. And it could be a beater =}
I would love a very small house or a two bedroom apartment. I can climb stairs. I don't need much in the way of amenities: Internet (high-speed, if at all possible) would be important. (Could I get Netflix there or is that a totally stupid question?) Some kind of cell phone. Good bathroom facilities. I suppose a furnished apartment would be best, but I don't need anything fancy.
I don't speak much Spanish but would be happy to learn. I love talking to people so a sleepy 'suburb' or town where I could get to know my neighbors sounds lovely. I do have some marketable skills; freelance writing mainly, and I'm open to bartering/trading.
Decent healthcare (even if it's 50-100 miles away) is pretty important. I'm not sure how insurance works there. Could I keep (and would doctors/hospitals accept) US Medicare and/or Medicaid? If not, how expensive would health insurance be for someone with pre-existing conditions? And how good is the health care? I need occasional surgeries and doctors who know their way around multiple conditions. And I also need multiple medications, altho that's pretty static; I'm on a regimen that's not likely to change much.
Most countries don't want me; cripples are not welcomed with open arms =\ But I do have an income, I'm thinking that might help.
Any advice or information would be welcome =}