Relying on nothing but Social Security certainly isn't a sound retirement plan. but many retirees would like it to play a larger role in their day-to-day expenses, which makes sense. The more bills you can pay with the Social Security check, the more you can free up your retirement savings for enjoying life and exploring new passions. Cutting back and budgeting could certainly help, but for the adventurous, there's another option: moving overseas.
In many countries the costs of living are so small that a Social Security check is more than enough to retire on in style. Payments might average only $1,335 per month, but in places where an apartment only costs $300 and a night out is $5, that can be more than enough. The idea isn't even that unusual.