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1 Dec '18

Tokyo

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Japan
 23 Nov '183mo19 Feb19 Feb
23 Nov '18

Hong Kong

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China
2017
 26 Oct '179d4 Nov '174 Nov '17
26 Oct '17

Mexico City

18ยฐC
Mexico
 
 8 Sep '173d11 Sep '1711 Sep '17
8 Sep '17

Kaohsiung

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Taiwan

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • China

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.77/5
    36322 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 41° 106° 32° 90°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 59
    3mo
    $1,359 / mo
    2Mbps
    ร—
  • Japan

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.68/5
    7382 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 32° 89°AQI 43
    1mo
    $2,980 / mo
    21Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.99/5
    10152 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 37° 99° 30° 86°AQI 42
    9d
    $1,324 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Taiwan

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.21/5
    1828 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 46° 115° 32° 89°AQI 35
    3d
    $1,555 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Kaohsiung

    An amazing city for the value. Beach, MRT, Sun, and about half price of what you would pay in Taipei. Also, lots of super cheap flights all around Asia from the city airport. Been here a year so far and I like it. Not much in terms of night life, but a good digital nomad community. Also, really helps if you speak Chinese. An undiscovered Gem that I could see getting more popular with digital nomads in the next few years.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.36/5
    185 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 28° 82°AQI 13
    1x
    $819 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico City

    Great food and affordable Airbnbs in decent neighborhoods! What more could you ask for! Highly recommend Mexico City if you're passing through LATAM.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.61/5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 28° 82° 26° 80°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 72
    1x
    $1,498 / mo
    14Mbps
    ร—
  • Hong Kong

    It's possible to live in Hong Kong on the cheap. You've got to live far out in the New Territories, or on an outlying island. I spent a summer living happily on Lamma Island for ~$500USD/month in rent for one bedroom in a shared flat. Rent is really the only tricky part--everything else is relatively cheap.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.15/5
    220 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 39° 102° 30° 86°AQI 44
    1x
    $2,941 / mo
    41Mbps
    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 3.3/5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 46° 115° 34° 93°AQI 15
    1x
    $3,716 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Hong Kong

    It's possible to live in Hong Kong on the cheap. You've got to live far out in the New Territories, or on an outlying island. I spent a summer living happily on Lamma Island for ~$500USD/month in rent for one bedroom in a shared flat. Rent is really the only tricky part--everything else is relatively cheap.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.15/5
    220 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 39° 102° 30° 86°AQI 44
    3mo
    $2,941 / mo
    41Mbps
    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 3.3/5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 46° 115° 34° 93°AQI 15
    1mo
    $3,716 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico City

    Great food and affordable Airbnbs in decent neighborhoods! What more could you ask for! Highly recommend Mexico City if you're passing through LATAM.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.61/5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 28° 82° 26° 80°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 72
    9d
    $1,498 / mo
    14Mbps
    ร—
  • Kaohsiung

    An amazing city for the value. Beach, MRT, Sun, and about half price of what you would pay in Taipei. Also, lots of super cheap flights all around Asia from the city airport. Been here a year so far and I like it. Not much in terms of night life, but a good digital nomad community. Also, really helps if you speak Chinese. An undiscovered Gem that I could see getting more popular with digital nomads in the next few years.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.36/5
    185 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 28° 82°AQI 13
    3d
    $819 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
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