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Driving the future of on-demand talent @Toptal where I connect companies with the top software engineering, design & finance talent in the world
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of the world

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๐Ÿ•ธ Web Dev๐Ÿ’ป Software Dev๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile Dev๐ŸŽจ UI/UX Design๐Ÿ‘พ Game Dev๐Ÿ˜Ž VR Dev๐Ÿ“‡ Startup Founder๐Ÿ’ฐ Finance๐Ÿ’ฐ Crypto๐Ÿค  Product Manager๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Education๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ Medical๐Ÿšฉ Politics๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Creative๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Law๐Ÿ“ฐ Journalism๐Ÿ“ Blogging๐Ÿ‘Š Coach๐Ÿ“ˆ Data๐Ÿ’ช Fitness๐Ÿค Community๐Ÿ’ผ Marketing๐Ÿค‘ Sales๐Ÿ›’ Ecommerce๐Ÿ“Š SaaS๐Ÿ™‚ Support๐Ÿ—บ Geo๐Ÿƒ Sports๐Ÿšš Logistics๐Ÿก Architecture๐Ÿ‘‹ Hospitality
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โ˜€๏ธ Waking up early๐ŸŒ™ Staying up late๐Ÿˆ Cats๐Ÿถ Dogs๐Ÿฉ Samoyeds๐Ÿต Teaโ˜•๏ธ Coffee๐Ÿธ Cocktails๐Ÿท Wine๐Ÿบ Beer๐Ÿพ Drinking alcohol๐Ÿฅ› No alcohol๐Ÿƒ 420๐Ÿ– Paleo๐Ÿฅฉ Eating meat๐ŸŸ Eating fish๐Ÿฅ’ Vegan๐Ÿฅ’ Vegetarian๐ŸŸ Pescetarian๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korean food๐Ÿฃ Japanese food๐ŸŒฏ Mexican food๐Ÿ Italian food๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Chinese food๐Ÿ’ช Crossfit๐Ÿ’ช Fitnessโ›ฐ Hikingโ›ฐ Climbingโ›ฐ Outdoors๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Yoga๐Ÿ™ Spiritual๐ŸŒŠ Diving๐Ÿ„ Surfing๐ŸŽ Kitesurfing๐ŸŠ Swimming๐Ÿƒ Running๐Ÿšด Cycling๐Ÿ Motorcyclingโ›ต๏ธ Sailing๐Ÿ‚ Skateboarding๐Ÿ‚ Snowboardingโ›ท Skiing๐Ÿ’ช Fight sportsโšฝ๏ธ Football๐ŸŽ Race sportsโ›ณ๏ธ Golf๐ŸŽพ Tennis๐Ÿ“– Reading๐Ÿ‘พ Gaming๐Ÿ˜ Extrovert๐Ÿ˜ณ Introvert๐ŸŒ Third Culture Kid๐Ÿ‘ผ Youngest child๐Ÿ‘ถ Middle child๐Ÿง’ Oldest childโ›ฑ Beach๐Ÿ› Shoppingโ›ช๏ธ History๐Ÿ“บ Documentaries๐Ÿค” Philosophy๐ŸŽž Movies๐ŸŽธ Acoustic music๐ŸŽน Electronic musicโœ๏ธ Writing๐Ÿ“ธ Photography๐ŸŽž Film making๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Cooking๐ŸŽจ Drawing๐ŸŽค Singing๐ŸŽ’ Backpacking๐Ÿš Vanlife๐Ÿ’ƒ Dancing๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽค Partying๐Ÿš Urbex๐Ÿ’ช Feminism๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Progressive politicsโš–๏ธ Centrist politics๐Ÿ‘ด Conservative politics

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Seattle, WA

6ยฐC
United States
 5 Jan4d9 Jan9 Jan
5 Jan

Austin, TX

21ยฐC
United States
2017
 26 Nov '171yr25 Dec '1825 Dec '18
26 Nov '17

Amsterdam

10ยฐC
Netherlands
 16 Nov '179d25 Nov '1725 Nov '17
16 Nov '17

Canggu, Bali

31ยฐC
Indonesia
 11 Nov '174d15 Nov '1715 Nov '17
11 Nov '17

Yogyakarta

32ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 2 Jun '175mo11 Nov '1711 Nov '17
2 Jun '17

Amsterdam

22ยฐC
Netherlands
 1 Jun '171d2 Jun '172 Jun '17
1 Jun '17

New York City, NY

27ยฐC
United States
 31 May '171d1 Jun '171 Jun '17
31 May '17

Woodstock

United States
 31 May '171d31 May '1731 May '17
31 May '17

Hudson

United States
 30 May '171d30 May '1730 May '17
30 May '17

Kingston

United States
 29 May '171d30 May '1730 May '17
29 May '17

Woodstock

United States
 26 May '173d29 May '1729 May '17
26 May '17

New York City, NY

19ยฐC
United States
 21 May '175d26 May '1726 May '17
21 May '17

Amsterdam

19ยฐC
Netherlands
 20 May '171d21 May '1721 May '17
20 May '17

Ballstรคdt

Germany
2016
 4 Oct '168mo20 May '1720 May '17
4 Oct '16

Amsterdam

16ยฐC
Netherlands
 4 Oct '161d5 Oct '165 Oct '16
4 Oct '16

Shanghai

24ยฐC
China
 4 Oct '161d4 Oct '164 Oct '16
4 Oct '16

Zhengzhou

18ยฐC
China
 29 Sep '165d4 Oct '164 Oct '16
29 Sep '16

Jiaozuo

China
 26 Sep '163d29 Sep '1629 Sep '16
26 Sep '16

Shanghai

30ยฐC
China
 23 Sep '163d26 Sep '1626 Sep '16
23 Sep '16

Hong Kong

32ยฐC
China
 
 9 Jan '169mo23 Sep '1623 Sep '16
9 Jan '16

Amsterdam

4ยฐC
Netherlands
 8 Jan '161d9 Jan '169 Jan '16
8 Jan '16

Cartagena

31ยฐC
Colombia
 4 Jan '164d8 Jan '168 Jan '16
4 Jan '16

Bonda

Colombia
 2 Jan '162d4 Jan '164 Jan '16
2 Jan '16

Santa Marta

42ยฐC
Colombia
2015
 30 Dec '153d2 Jan '162 Jan '16
30 Dec '15

Cartagena

32ยฐC
Colombia
 30 Dec '151d30 Dec '1530 Dec '15
30 Dec '15

Pereira

Colombia
 27 Dec '153d30 Dec '1530 Dec '15
27 Dec '15

Salento

24ยฐC
Colombia
 25 Dec '152d27 Dec '1527 Dec '15
25 Dec '15

Medellรญn

28ยฐC
Colombia
2014
 5 Oct '141yr25 Dec '1525 Dec '15
5 Oct '14

Amsterdam

16ยฐC
Netherlands
 28 Sep '147d5 Oct '145 Oct '14
28 Sep '14

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 26 Sep '141d27 Sep '1427 Sep '14
26 Sep '14

Hiroshima

26ยฐC
Japan
 24 Sep '141d25 Sep '1425 Sep '14
24 Sep '14

Kinosaki Onsen

Japan
 22 Sep '142d24 Sep '1424 Sep '14
22 Sep '14

Kyoto

28ยฐC
Japan
 19 Sep '143d22 Sep '1422 Sep '14
19 Sep '14

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 
 6 Jan '149mo19 Sep '1419 Sep '14
6 Jan '14

Amsterdam

4ยฐC
Netherlands
2013
 10 Dec '1327d6 Jan '146 Jan '14
10 Dec '13

Hong Kong

21ยฐC
China
 
 23 May '137mo10 Dec '1310 Dec '13
23 May '13

Amsterdam

19ยฐC
Netherlands
 20 May '133d23 May '1323 May '13
20 May '13

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
 18 May '131d19 May '1319 May '13
18 May '13

Ko Pha Ngan

31ยฐC
Thailand
 18 May '131d19 May '1319 May '13
18 May '13

Ko Pha Ngan

31ยฐC
Thailand
 14 May '133d17 May '1317 May '13
14 May '13

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 14 May '133d17 May '1317 May '13
14 May '13

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 10 May '134d14 May '1314 May '13
10 May '13

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
2011
 17 Jul '112yr10 May '1310 May '13
17 Jul '11

Amsterdam

21ยฐC
Netherlands
 14 Jul '113d17 Jul '1117 Jul '11
14 Jul '11

Ferropolis

Germany
 11 Jul '113d14 Jul '1114 Jul '11
11 Jul '11

Berlin

23ยฐC
Germany
2006
 19 Aug '0612d31 Aug '0631 Aug '06
19 Aug '06

Nijmegen

23ยฐC
Netherlands
 14 Aug '065d19 Aug '0619 Aug '06
14 Aug '06

Saint-Raphaรซl

France
 13 Aug '061d13 Aug '0613 Aug '06
13 Aug '06

Monaco

28ยฐC
Monaco
 9 Aug '063d12 Aug '0612 Aug '06
9 Aug '06

Saint-Raphaรซl

France
 9 Aug '061d9 Aug '069 Aug '06
9 Aug '06

Marseille

30ยฐC
France
 4 Aug '065d9 Aug '069 Aug '06
4 Aug '06

Paris

25ยฐC
France
1988
 3 Aug '8813yr3 Aug '013 Aug '01
3 Aug '88

Nijmegen

23ยฐC
Netherlands
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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Netherlands

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.81/5
    7192 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 20° 67°AQI 35
    20yr
    $3,745 / mo
    38Mbps
  • China

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.93/5
    36224 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 29° 84° 28° 83°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 63
    1mo
    $1,418 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Thailand

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.3/5
    6852 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 42° 108° 32° 89°AQI 44
    15d
    $1,146 / mo
    17Mbps
  • Colombia

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.03/5
    3756 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 27° 80°AQI 49
    15d
    $1,317 / mo
    5Mbps
  • Japan

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.83/5
    7366 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 31° 88° 27° 81°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 74
    14d
    $2,899 / mo
    23Mbps
  • France

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.75/5
    7282 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 26° 79° 24° 75°AQI 28
    13d
    $3,285 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Indonesia

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.2/5
    7844 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 31° 88°AQI 13
    13d
    $841 / mo
    8Mbps
  • United States

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.58/5
    121780 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 31° 88° 28° 83°AQI 25
    13d
    $3,202 / mo
    35Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Amsterdam

    Getting a place to stay is a challenge, and renting an apartment might be a challenge unless you can show proof on stable income job. most leases are 6-12mths minium

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.96/5
    227 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 25
    9x
    $5,612 / mo
    11Mbps
  • Nijmegen

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.29/5
    186 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒซ Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 28
    2x
    $3,341 / mo
    30Mbps
  • Ko Samui

    Samui is Thailand's second most popular island for tourists, after Phuket. The main areas are Chaweng and Lamai. Chaweng used to be more backpacker and trashy (like Bali's Kuta) but is now rapidly developing into a real clean town. Since 2014, it now has a giant air-conditioned Central World mall, an increasing number of coffee places, good restaurants and more upscale hotels and resorts. Lamai Beach used to be the more clean and laidback area but is now deteriorating. The beaches are still okay but the streets are now filled with sex bars and bad restaurants. Worse, prices in Lamai are often higher than in Chaweng due to less competition. The preferrable spot to stay in Ko Samui now is the more mellow South Chaweng.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.34/5
    215 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 39° 102° 31° 88°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 63
    2x
    $1,801 / mo
    16Mbps
  • Ko Pha Ngan

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.35/5
    199 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 38° 100° 30° 87°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 63
    2x
    $1,246 / mo
    17Mbps
  • Bangkok

    Bangkok has some of the best private hospitals in the world. Which is interesting if you're in Asia a lot and you want medical care better than you can get in your home country. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is ranked #7 in the world. I did an executive health checkup there and it was great. Prices range from $250 to $750 depending on how many checks you want. You can get blood count, X Ray, ultrasound, hormone check, etc. They also have most other medical disciplines. I also got vaccinations renewed. The hospital is private so it's so much better than the overloaded public healthcare systems of Europe, Canada and UK where everyone tries to avoid helping you, is overworked and angry. In Bangkok they're super nice and helpful and you can make appointments straight with a specialist. Not blocked by a GP like in your home country.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 4.61/5
    231 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 45° 113° 34° 93°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 57
    2x
    $1,519 / mo
    19Mbps
  • 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 3.75/5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 28° 82° 26° 79°AQI 9
    2x
    $5,239 / mo
    20Mbps
  • Shanghai

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.77/5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 26° 79° 25° 77°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 63
    2x
    $2,033 / mo
    1Mbps
  • 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 3.21/5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 86° 28° 82°AQI 1
    2x
    $3,755 / mo
    23Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • Nijmegen

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.29/5
    186 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒซ Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 28
    13yr
    $3,341 / mo
    30Mbps
  • Amsterdam

    Getting a place to stay is a challenge, and renting an apartment might be a challenge unless you can show proof on stable income job. most leases are 6-12mths minium

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.96/5
    227 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 25
    7yr
    $5,612 / mo
    11Mbps
  • 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 3.06/5
    220 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
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  • 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 3.21/5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 86° 28° 82°AQI 1
    10d
    $3,755 / mo
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  • Canggu

    Oppressively hot. Actually hard to find Balinesian food. There is a lot of overpriced, average, western, hipster food. People are incredibly kind and the Balinesian food is great when you can find it. The roads are ridiculously crowded while a lot of the restaurants, bars, and clubs were less than 30% full. Kind of sad for local business owners. Surrounding area is beautiful and relatively accessible. Aside from western food & beverage lodging, food and beverage can be very cost effective. Other parts of the island are better for experiencing the Balinesian life, but it is more of a challenge to mix socially with local people here than other places as most people work in service industries or agriculture. It is what it is. In the end, if you like oppressive heat & humidity, western millennial cuisine, crowded roads, and a small beach, this may be your place.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 5/5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 31° 88°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 55
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    $1,232 / mo
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  • Bangkok

    Bangkok has some of the best private hospitals in the world. Which is interesting if you're in Asia a lot and you want medical care better than you can get in your home country. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is ranked #7 in the world. I did an executive health checkup there and it was great. Prices range from $250 to $750 depending on how many checks you want. You can get blood count, X Ray, ultrasound, hormone check, etc. They also have most other medical disciplines. I also got vaccinations renewed. The hospital is private so it's so much better than the overloaded public healthcare systems of Europe, Canada and UK where everyone tries to avoid helping you, is overworked and angry. In Bangkok they're super nice and helpful and you can make appointments straight with a specialist. Not blocked by a GP like in your home country.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 4.61/5
    231 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 45° 113° 34° 93°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 57
    7d
    $1,519 / mo
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  • Ko Samui

    Samui is Thailand's second most popular island for tourists, after Phuket. The main areas are Chaweng and Lamai. Chaweng used to be more backpacker and trashy (like Bali's Kuta) but is now rapidly developing into a real clean town. Since 2014, it now has a giant air-conditioned Central World mall, an increasing number of coffee places, good restaurants and more upscale hotels and resorts. Lamai Beach used to be the more clean and laidback area but is now deteriorating. The beaches are still okay but the streets are now filled with sex bars and bad restaurants. Worse, prices in Lamai are often higher than in Chaweng due to less competition. The preferrable spot to stay in Ko Samui now is the more mellow South Chaweng.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.34/5
    215 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 39° 102° 31° 88°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 63
    6d
    $1,801 / mo
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  • Paris

    Not a very "freelance/artist" friendly city. The look of someone working inside a coffeeshop is still unusual and unappreciated. Extremely not accessible and not disable friendly (Metro, bus, building, coffeeshops and restaurants...)

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.01/5
    221 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 22° 71°AQI 22
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    $4,306 / mo
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