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 9 Mar '169d18 Mar '1618 Mar '16
9 Mar '16

Tokyo

12ยฐC
Japan
 24 Feb '1614d9 Mar '169 Mar '16
24 Feb '16

Osaka

10ยฐC
Japan
 
 18 Jan '167d25 Jan '1625 Jan '16
18 Jan '16

Seoul

2ยฐC
South Korea
2015
 22 Nov '156d28 Nov '1528 Nov '15
22 Nov '15

Paris

10ยฐC
France
 
 16 Oct '155d21 Oct '1521 Oct '15
16 Oct '15

Osaka

20ยฐC
Japan
2014
 1 Nov '1414d15 Nov '1415 Nov '14
1 Nov '14

Osaka

16ยฐC
Japan
 
 8 Jun '143d11 Jun '1411 Jun '14
8 Jun '14

New York City, NY

27ยฐC
United States
2013
 5 Dec '135d10 Dec '1310 Dec '13
5 Dec '13

San Francisco, CA

15ยฐC
United States
 
 12 Sep '134d16 Sep '1316 Sep '13
12 Sep '13

San Francisco, CA

24ยฐC
United States
2012
 30 Aug '124d3 Sep '123 Sep '12
30 Aug '12

New York City, NY

27ยฐC
United States

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Japan

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.79/5
    7382 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 33° 91° 29° 85°AQI 30
    1mo
    $2,901 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • United States

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.63/5
    122062 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34° 93° 30° 86°AQI 30
    16d
    $3,319 / mo
    34Mbps
    ร—
  • South Korea

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.27/5
    2532 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 28° 83°AQI 33
    7d
    $2,062 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • France

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.86/5
    7286 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 31° 88° 29° 84°AQI 41
    6d
    $3,220 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Osaka

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.93/5
    207 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 31° 87°AQI 36
    3x
    $2,734 / mo
    20Mbps
    ร—
  • San Francisco

    Lived there for 5 month on a contract project in one IT company, With my monthly income of $3,400 it was disgustingly hard to have a normal lifestyle. The city is also very dirty, specifically the Mission. Would not recommend moving there as an expat.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.35/5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 34
    2x
    $5,722 / mo
    40Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    Best city in the world! You can certainly live the Nomad life in NYC for a lot less than 5k a month! I've been doing it since December 2018 for around $2500/mo. AirBnB is the way to go!

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.61/5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 28° 82° 26° 79°AQI 44
    2x
    $5,732 / mo
    31Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Parisians tend to be rude and arrogant. The city is nice but there are much nicer places in other parts of France. Also the people make no effort to speak english 80% of the time so do bring a french/english dictionary

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.33/5
    221 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 86° 28° 83°AQI 49
    1x
    $4,992 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Seoul

    Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (๊น€๋ฐฅ์ฒœ๊ตญ) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (์ž์žฅ๋ฉด) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (์‚ฐ๋‚™์ง€). If you're really brave try ๋ณด์‹ ํƒ• before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.95/5
    224 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35° 95° 31° 88°AQI 13
    1x
    $2,361 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    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).

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.35/5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 30° 86° 26° 80°AQI 6
    1x
    $3,629 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Osaka

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.93/5
    207 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 31° 87°AQI 36
    1mo
    $2,734 / mo
    20Mbps
    ร—
  • San Francisco

    Lived there for 5 month on a contract project in one IT company, With my monthly income of $3,400 it was disgustingly hard to have a normal lifestyle. The city is also very dirty, specifically the Mission. Would not recommend moving there as an expat.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.35/5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 34
    9d
    $5,722 / mo
    40Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    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).

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.35/5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 30° 86° 26° 80°AQI 6
    9d
    $3,629 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    Best city in the world! You can certainly live the Nomad life in NYC for a lot less than 5k a month! I've been doing it since December 2018 for around $2500/mo. AirBnB is the way to go!

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.61/5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 28° 82° 26° 79°AQI 44
    7d
    $5,732 / mo
    31Mbps
    ร—
  • Seoul

    Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (๊น€๋ฐฅ์ฒœ๊ตญ) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (์ž์žฅ๋ฉด) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (์‚ฐ๋‚™์ง€). If you're really brave try ๋ณด์‹ ํƒ• before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.95/5
    224 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35° 95° 31° 88°AQI 13
    7d
    $2,361 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Parisians tend to be rude and arrogant. The city is nice but there are much nicer places in other parts of France. Also the people make no effort to speak english 80% of the time so do bring a french/english dictionary

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.33/5
    221 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 86° 28° 83°AQI 49
    6d
    $4,992 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
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