Of all the countries on the planet few are as safe as Nepal, as far as physical safety goes. Although I’m sure there is plenty of crime, it’s usually-almost always crime among the locals rather than tourists. In the three years I’ve lived here I have been taken advantage of plenty of times, but never felt a fear for my physical safety. It’s a society with many intricacies and I am convinced that a random old lady would come along if I screamed and she would scold the criminal into letting me go. However, I don’t take chances because I do realize there are gangs here and little old ladies have little influence.
So, about living expense, I believe a widow woman from the West with a small retirement can live very well in Nepal. I am so sure this is the case I’ve decided to help anyone wanting to come to Nepal. If anyone would like to explore a move to Nepal I will be happy to answer any questions for them. I’ve been here for over three years and love it more now than when arrived.