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Q: What is your retirment plan in China?

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2 years 32 weeks ago in  Family & Kids - China

 
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I'd been looking into this Scots as we're in similar positions/backgrounds. Startting points are below:

 

1) Check with both the Isle of Man and UK social security departments and get pension statements from them. Our state pension pots are now split between the two.

2) Then look at paying voluntary class 3 contributions (about 700 pounds/year). I'd done the calculations and it looked better to top up the UK state pension UNLESS you plan to retire to the Isle of Man

3) You can buy back the years you've been in China...

So in 10-15 years you'll end up with a full state pension in the UK and a partial one in the Isle of Man. I've done my numbers and in todays money I'd get 200 pounds/week. That's 90,000 RMB/year or about 8,000 RMB/month. So you need more...

 

3) If you've got savings or are saving regularly then you need to make that money grow. It won't happen in China. You need to look at low-cost index funds (ETF's = Exchange Traded Funds). For us there's only really 3 companies we can use. With a balanced portfolio you could get a fund to grow 7% / year on average over 10-15 years.

 

Key point - money would be outside China. You'd need to transfer money out every few months to make the investments. Start as https://andrewhallam.com/

 

How long is left on your Chinese mortgage? Look at paying it off early...get it paid by the time you're 60. Why? ...

 

Here's the big kick in the teeth. Under current regulations WE CAN'T GET A WORK PERMIT AFTER 60 (unless in Shanghai).

 

So unless you work illegally you'll need to have money to get by one from 60 to 67 when you get the state pensions.

 

Then there's also healthcare. I pay ~13,000 RMB/year now at 52...imagine how much that is going to cost when I'm 60+?

 

THIS IS WHY I'M GOING HOME...

 

I've been talking with my wife on and off for a couple of months now about relocating back to the UK, getting a job there, buying a small house and getting some real retirement funds laid down. Retirement options and getting more frustrated with daily shite was pushing me into it,

 

Then my plans were confirmed this week as I was made redundant on Monday. So it's serious job search time back in blighty for me now. I've arranged that I'm on "gardening leave" for 4 months rather than redundancy to keep my work permit going. 

 

See you Friday night mate to discuss all this over a few beers...

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Your goal should be to save enough money to live without working until you die after you decide to retire.The more money you save, the quicker you can retire. If you live pay check to pay check in china you will be in rough shape when you get older. If you have enough money you can retire pretty much anywhere on the planet minus a few like NK a few other places.

 

Your whole plan should revolve around getting and saving money ..by any means necessary within reason.Thats the key to retirement. Because without money, there is no way to retire in china....you can try..but you're going to have a shitty time, that's the truth. Imagine going through all the BS you go through now but when your a 75 old man with no job and no money and you need healthcare And deal with visa and every other crazy fucking thing. The thought alone makes me cringe.

 

i Know it sucks, but money is the only thing you need. Im not saying you need to be rich. You just needs enough to live your lifestyle and be comfortable.

 

So now figure what your options and skills are to make money in china and go do it.What did you plan on doing? Like what are retirement ideas? And how old are you?...if you don't mind me asking.

 

 

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achievable goal #1 ---  get the wife a job!

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1. Understand that you really can't retire in China unless you have a lot of money

 

China can throw you out at anytime. There's no rule of law so you can be easily extorted  and detained. 

My retirement place has to be rock solid. 

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Your retirement plan in China should be to get out of China. There is a reason you don't see a lot of 60+year-old foreigners in China. Of all the places on the planet to retire, China is one of the most difficult ones to do it in....but i get your situation....

 

What I did was buy a house in my home country and rent it out when im in china. That way you get a bit of income and you have a place to go when you want to come home. Its not as easy for some people to do....but it solved my worry when im in china about having to find a place to live in my home country if I ever wanted to go back. So for teh past 10 years ive been doing these 1 and 2-year stay in my home country than in China and back and forth. 

 

But you have to do what works for you.

 

 

 

 

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I’ll be dead long before I can even think about retirement. 

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you could live in China and Thailand, back and forth without retirement worries. Most western countries offer a government safety net retirement that is adequate for a less expensive country. A million Americans live in Mexico, many illegally ironically. there are youtube channels for living in Thailand, Philippines, Mexico and many others.

 

Direct deposit and securing your government retirement check and getting access to cash is the biggest problem when living in developing countries. Many expats go to Saipan for medical check ups with medicare and if they know it's something serious, move to Mexico, Playas Beach, so your close to San Diego and western hospitals in an emergency. I have lived in all the places mentioned, but as your get older, leave the bar scenes and nightlife, it only becomes a crime risk as you get older. The latin american countries have good hospitals and healthcare and monthly premiums for the elderly permanent residents less than 100 dollars a month, some lower than 50. My preference is the eastern european countries, not much family to contend with for visits to the states and I really don't want to learn Spanish.

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I'd been looking into this Scots as we're in similar positions/backgrounds. Startting points are below:

 

1) Check with both the Isle of Man and UK social security departments and get pension statements from them. Our state pension pots are now split between the two.

2) Then look at paying voluntary class 3 contributions (about 700 pounds/year). I'd done the calculations and it looked better to top up the UK state pension UNLESS you plan to retire to the Isle of Man

3) You can buy back the years you've been in China...

So in 10-15 years you'll end up with a full state pension in the UK and a partial one in the Isle of Man. I've done my numbers and in todays money I'd get 200 pounds/week. That's 90,000 RMB/year or about 8,000 RMB/month. So you need more...

 

3) If you've got savings or are saving regularly then you need to make that money grow. It won't happen in China. You need to look at low-cost index funds (ETF's = Exchange Traded Funds). For us there's only really 3 companies we can use. With a balanced portfolio you could get a fund to grow 7% / year on average over 10-15 years.

 

Key point - money would be outside China. You'd need to transfer money out every few months to make the investments. Start as https://andrewhallam.com/

 

How long is left on your Chinese mortgage? Look at paying it off early...get it paid by the time you're 60. Why? ...

 

Here's the big kick in the teeth. Under current regulations WE CAN'T GET A WORK PERMIT AFTER 60 (unless in Shanghai).

 

So unless you work illegally you'll need to have money to get by one from 60 to 67 when you get the state pensions.

 

Then there's also healthcare. I pay ~13,000 RMB/year now at 52...imagine how much that is going to cost when I'm 60+?

 

THIS IS WHY I'M GOING HOME...

 

I've been talking with my wife on and off for a couple of months now about relocating back to the UK, getting a job there, buying a small house and getting some real retirement funds laid down. Retirement options and getting more frustrated with daily shite was pushing me into it,

 

Then my plans were confirmed this week as I was made redundant on Monday. So it's serious job search time back in blighty for me now. I've arranged that I'm on "gardening leave" for 4 months rather than redundancy to keep my work permit going. 

 

See you Friday night mate to discuss all this over a few beers...

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I don't plan to stay in China quite that long

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It's impossible to plan past your next visa application.

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i AM RETIRED    been in China (retired) for 6+ years.   never expected this. thought I would stay one or 2 years and go somewhere else.the cheap cost of living has kept me here. the planning part is really simple...  while the laws and regulations say one thing.... reality is that they look after common sense.15% is a great savings dream   10% should be mandatory.Doubt I could have lasted here this long in GZ or BJ  or Shanghai     but this little town that I happened upon  is just  plain  WONDERFUL 

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MY FAMILY     withiut a doubt will always support me  CHINESE FAMILY      my Canadian family will  wonder why I DIDN'T BUY LIFE INSURANCESO I got the best wife and family  on the planet       hahqahhqahhaq      good luck 

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Hmmm...

I feel I am retired already...

Enjoying sunshine and walks every day. Nothing to worry about. Only happiness...

Why would anyone need a plan, just enjoy life while living.

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I'm already 32 Chinese age this year, if I don't plan my life well it would be too late.

I had unstable job situation during the past few years and it left me broke. I have gone through poverty, it was scary while being alone in the big city.

 

Thanks goodness, finally I have had a stable job for a year pays 10K a month with insurance which I'm still working on even it is a shitty company. I also started to get some more orders from my own business, so recently I can make 5000rmb/month for my business profit+10K monthly salary.

 

I am careful with the spending for being able to save money fast for securing my future. I have sent 4000rmb as my monthly living cost to my Agriculture bank account, let most of my salary and business profit stay at my ICBC bank account. I have invested some on alipay for stable monthly interest(not a lot but stable income everyday). Some money are in my USD account, I leave them there for changing to more rmb when exchange rate goes up or for spending them when I'm in USA.

 

I plan on stabilizing my business so I can get stable business profit ranges from 10K-15K/month before the end of this December and quit my job for running my own company.

 

Still have not found the right man yet, and keep looking. 

 

I plan on buying a house of my own on 35 and get married and have my kids.

 

Hope all plan goes well.

 

My plan B is find a nice paid manager job if my business failed.(but slim chance that I'll need plan B because my business has 90% of chance for getting very successfully based on what I have been achieving).

 

 

My plan C is my parents left me house in my village in case I am old and broke one day, and I have a place to live and won't need to sleep in the street. I feel happy that I have parents, that's great love:)

 

 

 

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