OK so I realized I really don't care for money. I am on minimum wage now and I have more money than I need (?!)
I'm inclined to live like a monk
But now I miss all the time I had when I was a NEET
I need to find out this info: what country in the world has the best ratio of pay vs cost of living?
I talked to a girl the other day who told me in Netherlands, she can work 2 days a week and live a decent life. She lives in a town, not city.
I'm an EU citizen so I could move anywhere within the EU... which country has the best pay/cost ratio, how can I find this info?
My ideal in this life is just to work as little as possible and sustain myself, I don't care about buying shit.
Basically I'm austistically invested in a particular topic and I spend my days reading books about that particular topic and that's all I care about. I just need something to pay the basic bills.
>>I talked to a girl the other day who told me in Netherlands, she can work 2 days a week and live a decent life.
Nonsense unless shes still living at home, on student loans or renting her body to a rich sugardaddy.
Yeah but that girl is just eking out an existence. She'll tire of it and then realize she's wasted her life and is too far behind her peers in career development.
Same logic with why housewives wanted to get jobs, working the bare minimum is boring.
OP here. In my case, I'm studying a particular topic that interests me, related to philosophy, and all I care about is this. I just need something to sustain myself so I don't have to leech off of some autismbux or parents. Time is more precious than money to me. I need to find a way to have as much free time as possible while still paying the basic necessities (bills).
Also one reason I don't care so much about long-term goals and career is that I believe we're heading towards an explosion in artificial intelligence.
Ah okay, I suppose that makes sense. I actually agree with you about AI, but that's quite down the road. For now I'm content with playing the career game (albeit my own way, I work full time but in a foreign country) and hopefully the automation of work becomes popular ASAP. Can't wait to see the transportation industry crash once self-driving vehicles become mainstream. Saw a reddit post today saying that 29 of 50 states have transportation as the largest job market. When suddenly all of those people are unemployed, we'll see the real revolution happen.
I assumed it would be on the top 15 because it is extremely safe and transportation, dining, internet, alcohol are all cheap. I guess they're racist towards non-whites though so the friendly score is shit.
Not really surprised at the list though, mostly regional powers with low cost of living but not third world
Korea is pretty bad about the racism toward whites. From my secondhand knowledge, the men view you as competition and the women view you as a womanizer pretty much off the bad. They're a lot more "sexualized" than most of the West, but they've also a lot of nationalism, which can be a depressing scenario for foreign nationals
Is it hard to get a job for a EU foreigner who only speaks English? Are Dutch racist towards foreigners who are from Slavic EU countries?
Dutch people are somewhat verbally racist. But they dont treat people differently. It's mostly just talk.
I'd strongly recommend to learn the
language though as it increases your chances in life by a lot. We're not an English language country. And learning a language can be done in 8 months or so. Dutch isn't hard to learn if you know German or English.
We've got temp agencies with plenty of unskilled work that they give to anyone who asks and speaks the language. Some of those jobs come with a training after which they sell you to the company you're working for. You could do that. Or just try to find a real job.
Just switched to my PC. (azfgm1co)
Check out the cart. The EU is constantly pushing for more women at the top and wants to implement quota's. I have no idea how that could possibly work here.
I study in Amsterdam. On the streets in the center you only see tourists. It's hardly representable for the country.
Foreigners are attracted to the big cities in the west. But considering the country is fairly decentralized you don't really have to work there. Although it might be easier for a foreigner to find a job there. But the highest wages for example are in Utrecht and not in Amsterdam.
same here. I graduated last year in financial mathematics and earn 6 figures now at an IB, but I dont even need the money.
I lived a NEET right after high-school for 6 months before entering university, which was a fantastic time. The only reason why I am working now is to earn some money that I can put in black-swan bets, hoping these events will happen and earn me enough money so I dont ever have to work anymore.
Objectively most people think I live the dream, but the greatest pleasure I had in my life was playing WoW Vanilla right after release, raiding and getting serverfirst Ragnaros/Nefarian etc. and just discovering this game. Was a great time.
>Objectively most people think I live the dream, but the greatest pleasure I had in my life was playing WoW Vanilla right after release
I know feel bro. But it quickly goes away.
The first time you play WoW it's amazing, first 200 hours feel like the best time in the world, then you end up raidlogging and only doing some boring achievements and then eventually you ask why are you even logging on anymore if you're not enjoying your time.
He lives in socialism land though where everything is free and minimum wage is through the roof
The laziness it breeds is evident right in the thread- he makes more than he needs on minimum because his cost of living is subsidized with other people's taxes so why work hard and try to achieve more? It will just be taxed out of you
I live in Finland, work two days a month and live like a monk. Basically what OP means to do.
This isn't even close to the best place for doing so though, living costs are expensive. I would propose Lithuania or Latvia, and then working remotely, because the local wages are shit.
I make around 800€ freelancing atm, working about 20-30 hours a week.
Considering moving to Peru because cost of living there is super low and I have plenty of friends and relatives in the capital city, Lima. I could probably also just stay in a room with them for the first year or so. Also speak perfect spanish so could socialize to some degree...
It's really tempting I have to say.
I'm with you OP. the simple life where you work the least necessary to sustain a humble existance is the way to go.
>I would propose Lithuania or Latvia, and then working remotely, because the local wages are shit.
You recommend living in Luthania or Latvia while working remote?
OK this begs the question: how many people in Lithuania and Latvia speak English?