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The search for an affordable place to retire is best carried out systematically. Make a list--a very long list--of cheap places to retire and prune it down to about ten choices. Now, write to the chambers of commerce and tourist bureaus for each of those cities. You can get tons of information this way about amenities, weather, activities, housing... and the information is free!