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Austin, TX

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United States
 20 Apr '1711d1 May '171 May '17
20 Apr '17

San Francisco, CA

18ยฐC
United States
 7 Apr '173d10 Apr '1710 Apr '17
7 Apr '17

Pyongyang

15ยฐC
North Korea
 
 1 Mar '172mo20 Apr '1720 Apr '17
1 Mar '17

Tokyo

12ยฐC
Japan
2016
 3 Dec '163mo28 Feb '1728 Feb '17
3 Dec '16

San Francisco, CA

15ยฐC
United States
 1 Dec '162d3 Dec '163 Dec '16
1 Dec '16

Helsinki

3ยฐC
Finland

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United States
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.42 5
    121668 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29°84°27°80°AQI26
    4mo
    $3,199 / mo
    38Mbps
  • Japan
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.56 5
    7194 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30°86°29°85°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI78
    2mo
    $3,031 / mo
    22Mbps
  • North Korea
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.69 5
    3160 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30°86°28°83°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI69
    3d
    $1,804 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Finland
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.53 5
    2542 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 10°50°11°53°AQI8
    2d
    $3,687 / mo
    22Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • San Francisco
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.84 5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    A mixture of piss, weed, unwashed nerdy men, overpriced reality estate, passive-aggressiveness, homeless people and freaks

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 13°55°14°58°AQI30
    2x
    $5,506 / mo
    54Mbps
  • Helsinki
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.28 5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    A lot more things to do there on Summer than on Winter, even though the city is beautiful both seasons. Wouldn't recommend going there in the beginning of spring or late autumn since it'd be mostly rainy and cold. On Summer I recommend just walking around the city and checking out all the architecture and drinking beer on the beach of Hietalahti or taking a ferry to Suomenlinna and having a picnic day there. Linnanmรคki amusement park is also nice if you are traveling with children. On Winter I recommend you leave the city center and go to f.ex. Mustikkamaa or Central Park. There are places where you can ice skate.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 10°50°11°53°AQI19
    1x
    $3,687 / mo
    22Mbps
  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.72 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year's salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it's not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It's technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don't come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they're somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you're not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it's really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it's not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you're dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35°95°31°88°AQI1
    1x
    $3,518 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Pyongyang
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    0.65 5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Very good, Glorious leader Kim Jong-Un helped me see the true beauty of TRUE KOREA.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29°84°28°83°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI102
    1x
    $3,527 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Austin
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.4 5
    216 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Great place to hang out in Texas. Enjoy the crowds? Head downtown during and after a UT football game in the fall. Avoid the crowds? Take a short drive to the hill country to hang out on a lake, hike the hills, or tour one of the many wineries or distilleries.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 48°118°32°90°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI53
    1x
    $3,265 / mo
    42Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • San Francisco
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.84 5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    A mixture of piss, weed, unwashed nerdy men, overpriced reality estate, passive-aggressiveness, homeless people and freaks

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 13°55°14°58°AQI30
    3mo
    $5,506 / mo
    54Mbps
  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.72 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year's salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it's not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It's technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don't come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they're somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you're not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it's really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it's not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you're dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35°95°31°88°AQI1
    2mo
    $3,518 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Austin
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.4 5
    216 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Great place to hang out in Texas. Enjoy the crowds? Head downtown during and after a UT football game in the fall. Avoid the crowds? Take a short drive to the hill country to hang out on a lake, hike the hills, or tour one of the many wineries or distilleries.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 48°118°32°90°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI53
    15d
    $3,265 / mo
    42Mbps
  • Pyongyang
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    0.65 5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Very good, Glorious leader Kim Jong-Un helped me see the true beauty of TRUE KOREA.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29°84°28°83°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI102
    3d
    $3,527 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Helsinki
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.28 5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    A lot more things to do there on Summer than on Winter, even though the city is beautiful both seasons. Wouldn't recommend going there in the beginning of spring or late autumn since it'd be mostly rainy and cold. On Summer I recommend just walking around the city and checking out all the architecture and drinking beer on the beach of Hietalahti or taking a ferry to Suomenlinna and having a picnic day there. Linnanmรคki amusement park is also nice if you are traveling with children. On Winter I recommend you leave the city center and go to f.ex. Mustikkamaa or Central Park. There are places where you can ice skate.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 10°50°11°53°AQI19
    2d
    $3,687 / mo
    22Mbps
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