Cost of Living

What is the Cost of Living WELL in Chiang Mai

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A defocused photo of Chiang Mai's colorful streets at dusk.

It’s hard for me to believe I’m fast approaching my third year in Chiang Mai. What’s crazy is I just can’t get enough of it. With every passing day, I’m loving it more and more. I was just telling my best friend yesterday how I can’t see myself moving away. There’s something for everyone in… Read More >>

What Is The Cost of Living in Pattaya?

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Pattaya Beach Road during the day time. Palm trees line the road and the beach runs parallel.

After three months of hard work, I decided to reward myself and took my girlfriend with me to Pattaya for a week’s vacation. Over the years, Pattaya has been a choice getaway because it’s both easy to get to, and cheap. For those of you who haven’t been there yet, the cost of living in Pattaya… Read More >>

What Is the Cost of Living in Australia?

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Panoramic skyline of Sydney city and its beach in Australia. Partially cloudy but sunny day.

It is tough to remember that a life in Australia was once a form of punishment! After all, as one of the top choices in locations to emigrate among residents of the UK, Asia, and Europe, it has only the most favorable reputation. The cost of living in Australia is also manageable, so long as… Read More >>

What Is the Cost of Living in the UK?    

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London Bridge and the Shard tower during a twilight sunset in London. The colors are yellow and warm, and the skyline shows the city lights on.

Many people love to visit the UK, and many relocate there permanently, although this has little to do with the cost of living in the UK. The quality of life in the UK, however, is quite high and the benefits ranging from tax credits to a growing economy make it a popular choice. Immigration figures… Read More >>

What Is the Cost of Living in Canada?

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A pretty skyline of the city of Calgary, Canada. The city looks very modern and surrounded by parks.

With its strong economy, excellent healthcare, and one of the most positive immigration policies, Canada consistently ranks as one of the top places to reside in the modern world. Not only is medicine free, but education is too, which keeps the cost of living in Canada in check. And since it is part of NAFTA, anyone… Read More >>

What Is the Cost of Living in Turkey?

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Cityscape of Mosque and Golden Horn Metro Bridge In Istanbul, Turkey.

Making your way through a foreign city can be daunting, but if it is Istanbul you should feel quite comfortable asking someone for directions. Why? Unlike many other areas of the world, the culture of Turkey demands that people treat each other courteously. As a friend once told me, “I asked for directions and not… Read More >>

What Is the Cost of Living in Russia?

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Snowy winter streets in Novgorod, Russia. Many shops line the street, which looks romantic and wintered.

It may surprise many to know that UN statistics point to Russia as the #2 spot for immigration in the world. It is second only to the US for the number of people relocating permanently to its many cities and towns, for a lot of different reasons. The country’s economy has been rising and falling… Read More >>

What Is the Cost of Living in Brazil?

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Beautiful Brazilian women and men playing volleyball on Ipanema Beach in Brazil.

With the seventh largest economy and some of the most coveted destinations in the world, Brazil is a natural choice for long-term travel or even permanent relocation. The country has been experiencing a dramatic increase in immigration for several years, with many coming for the certainty of employment, for better education, or simply to be… Read More >>

What Is the Cost of Living in Argentina?

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A country that is remarkably multicultural thanks to centuries of European immigration, Argentina is today a wonderful spot for long term visits or full immigration. Like nearby Colombia, languages as diverse as German, English, and Portuguese are spoken here, though the official language is Spanish. Its largest city, Buenos Aires, is one of the most… Read More >>

What Is the Cost of Living in Colombia?

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The beautiful skyline of the colonial city of Cartagena in Colombia. The modern buildings can be seen in the distance, and colorful colonial houses in the forefront.

I recently told my friends that several digital nomads I know took advantage of the low cost of living in Colombia and moved there. When hearing the name “Colombia” many of them looked concerned. Why, they asked repeatedly, would anyone relocate to Colombia? After all, most argued it has such a nasty reputation for crime. Again and… Read More >>