Perhaps you're reading this right now on a crowded bus or subway. Or while sitting in traffic on your way to work. And you're thinking to yourself, for the 14th time this week, "This is ridiculous. I'm gonna cash in my 401(k), sell my condo, and buy a massive beach house in Belize. Seriously, I've seen, like, a million episodes of House Hunters International, I can totally do this."
You know what -- you totally can. But to help you decide whether you should, we took a look at what an oceanfront home costs in 30 countries around the world, from thatched-roof huts in Ghana to tree houses in Thailand to seaside mansions in Dubai.
Although just to be clear, waterfront homes in most of these countries range in size and price and run the gamut from tiny one-bedrooms to multi-million-dollar luxury homes. We selected properties that, to us, were reflective of each country, and what we imagine a waterfront home there to look like. So, yes, when you read our listing and are, like, "I could easily find a cheaper place in Colombia," or "There's no way everything in Bulgaria is that inexpensive," you're probably right. But this should at least give you an idea of what's available.