|🏆 Nomad Score™||194 reviews|
|💨 Air quality (now)|
|👍 Quality of life|
|🚦 Traffic safety|
|📶 Free WiFi in city|
|🖥 Places to work from|
|❄️ A/C or heating|
|😁 Friendly to foreigners|
|🙊 English speaking|
|🗯 Freedom of speech|
|😘 Racial tolerance|
|👩 Female friendly|
|🌈 LGBT friendly|
|🎅 Startup Score|
|⏱ Average trip duration||4 days|
|📡 Internet speed||9 Mbps|
|⛅️ Weather||🌥 28°C 82°F + 💦 Humid (89%) + 💨 1km/h = Feels like 33°C91°F|
|💨 Air quality (now)||👍 30 µg/m3|
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|🚕 Best taxi app||Uber|
|📱 Best wireless carrier||AVEA|
|💸 10 TRY in USD||USD 1.63|
|🏧 Suggested ATM take out: TRY 1,000||USD 163|
|💳 Cashless society|
|🚰 Safe tap water||🚫 No, contaminated|
|♻️ Return rate||0% of visitors returns|
|👨👩👧👦 Population||38,000 people|
|⛪️ Religious government||Religious|
|💻 Online electronics shop||Hepsiburada|
|🏠 Apartment listings||Sahibinden|
|✈️ Best short-haul air carrier||AnadoluJet|
|✈️ Best int'l air carrier||Turkish|
🕌 It is now Ramadan in Turkey, which can make it less easy to travel, more info
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|💵 Nomad Cost™||$1,020 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for expat||$624 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for family||$842 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for local||$240 / month|
|🏠 1br studio rent in center||$147 / month|
|🏢 Coworking||$139 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$578 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$27 / night|
|🏠 Airbnb (60 listings)||$1,498 / month|
|🏠 Airbnb||$49 / night|
|🍹 Coca-Cola (0.3L)||$0|
|🍺 Beer (0.5L)||$1|
|💰 Estimated tax on $50,000||$17,500|
|💰 Estimated tax on $100,000||$35,000|
|💰 Estimated tax on $250,000||$87,500|
|What are the pros and cons of the popular cities in the west Balkans (Split, Ljubljana, etc.)?|
|How to find accommodation in Turkey?|
|What is possible demand for a co-living space in Istanbul?|
|How is Istanbul for digital nomads?|
|Recommendations for the Balkans starting in April?|
|Advice on phone plans? 1 year in Europe|
|Nomad in Europe and buying a car|
|SIM to use in Eastern Europe|
|Where is the best place to open a bank account in Europe?|
|Which is the warmest city in Europe with the highest number of tech jobs?|
|Where to pay taxes if self employed non-resident of the UK, travelling Europe?|
|Where in Europe to settle for 90 or 180 days (fall - winter)|
|What are the best countries in Europe for Tax savings|
|Low cost + Nomad community in Europe?|
|Celebration of New Year's eve 2017 in Europe?|
|Anybody around Europe over the next few months?|
|Anyone know of a flat available in S. Europe for October?|
|What are some good places in Europe that are racially inclusive?|
|What are the best AirBnB houses you've been in Europe?|
|What is the best voice service in Europe?|
|Best digital nomad communities in Europe?|
|Best off-peak nomad places to stay in Europe in summer?|
|Villages-rural destinations in Europe, for slow nomadism?|
|How to move your furniture in Europe so that it arrives after you?|
|Do you need a roomate around Europe?|
|What's the ideal digital nomad places in Europe?|
|Where should I set up a home base in Europe?|
|Should I elect my LLC as an S-Corp for taxes, I'm a US citizen in Europe?|
|What's the best SIM/WiFi package with coverage in entire Europe?|
|Are there towns similar to Boulder or Portland in Europe?|
|What is the best way to ship from Colombia to Europe?|
|Any nomads in Europe want to do a Nomad Christmas gathering somewhere?|
|Where in Europe should I spend Christmas?|
|What's a great quiet village in central or Eastern Europe to stay?|
|Best quality/price backpack easily acquirable in europe?|
|Does anyone know of great beaches in Eastern Europe outside of Schengen?|
|What are the nomad hotspots in Eastern Europe (outside Schengen)?|
|Which are the best cities in Europe for digital nomads?|
|What's the best warm destinations in Europe in the winter?|
|What's your favorite digital nomad spots in Europe?|
|Looking for an LTE carrier/plan that covers most of Europe and is good for tethering?|
|Quality of remote connections (RDP, TeamViewer etc.) from SE Asia to Europe?|
|Anyone looking to buddy up on a transatlantic cruise from Europe to the US (Westbound) in May or June?|
|Where are the best rustic locations in Europe that also have fast Internet?|
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Racism is absolutely present in Izmir and Turkey. You only have to take a look here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_Turkey to find systemic racism "towards non-Turkish ethnic minorities such as Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, Kurds, Jews, Yazidis and Zazas as well as hostility towards minority forms of Islam such as Alevis, Sufis, and Shiites."
one of the most popular spots for european and russian tourists during summer (june-july-august). especially its counties are known for beaches, resorts and other natural beauties. temperature can be over 40 degrees.
People and food are just lovely in Greece. Would argue that Greeks are the most friendly and welcoming people in Europe. The city is a disaster. Overrun by migrants, run down by the government, empty buildings and gratifies everywhere. Not far from city center (10min by feet) it feels more like a third world country than Europe.
$3000 average cost of living in Chania?! If that was the case Greece would not longer be in recession 😂 I just moved to Chania from London and here’s my list of expenses to whom it may concern: All prices in euros for two people. 1. Two bed flat semi-centrally located (15’drive to the city centre) ~ 450 euros 2. Petrol monthly ~ 200 euros (1.58/l on avg year round) 3. Utility bills monthly (electricity,water,heating) ~ 130 4.grovery store monthly ~ 300 5. Broadband/ mobile phone ~ 70 6. Eating out / drinks ~ 200 7. Private health insurance ~ 80 per person 8. Gym membership ~ 40 per person Total: 1590 euros /1821 usd for a couple on average, to leave In Chania. Not sure how that 3000 usd got estimated but 🤷♂️
People shoul eat “iskender kebap”
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).
Beirut is a place where ideas are formed, and where art, culture, cuisine and an ardour for life thrive. Bars, restaurants and clubs come and go more frequently than the snow on the mountain peaks that form a backdrop to the city. But finding the new places - only to later realise they have vanished - is what makes for singular, memorable nights on these warm shores of the Mediterranean. Unlike in many other capitals in the region, there is a liberal attitude towards drinking in Beirut, where you will find a wide selection of cocktails and beers. The new tower blocks built after the civil war ended in 1990 have provided no end of rooftop bars - one of the first and biggest is SKYBAR- but it divides opinions thanks to its strict door policies and high prices. Alternatively try B 018, a nightclub with a retractable roof opening onto the stars, and known for its liberal attitude and dance music.
I've found it a great place to be a digital nomad. Good weather, great culture, creative people.
Spent six months in Istanbul in 1993 when Turkey was really exotic. Didn't return till 2007, when I made mostly Kurdish friends in Sultanahmet, whom I'd see on frequent visits thereafter. Otherwise, I'd skip the city as like throughout Turkey bar the Kurdish areas there's anti Western feeling and targeting of visitors (I noticed that after a meal with alcohol, I'd nearly always be approached by a single male in the street near the restaurant inviting me to a bar certain. I'd suggest going to the first busy café instead, at which point they'd excuse themselves. I suspect some waiters were part of a scam targeting single males).
Budapest + hungary has the pro-s of a tropical digital nomad hideaway, if you go there in the warmer months: the climate is like in Bali between June and September, however mornings can be refreshing. And there s a plethora of spas, thermal baths and swallow lakes with waterskiing and boarding amenities throughout the country which is easily and quickly accessible by the grid of well-maintained highways. The street scenery and style spans somewhere between Barcelona and Berlin so as the plentiful nightlife programs and the scope of culture and art ! Almost the entire younger generation speaks pretty good english however with the elders you might have language barriers.
Been there twice. I love Prague
I do not recommend London for nomads. It's very hard to find places to work in London. Cafes don't like people with laptops, there won't be any power outlets and you'll get funny stares from staff. That's because London is expensive, and it's a loss for cafes to have you. Flexible coworking is hard to come by and day passes are very expensive. That makes it practically impossible to work properly in London as a nomad.
Great place. You can avoid the dropshipper, FBA and MLM webinar course people who have infested the coworkings here for years, by, well, just not visiting the coworking spaces here.
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.
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.
Mostly great weather year round and some of the best food in the world at cheap prices. Probably the best standard of living for the cost in an international city. Good but not excellent public transport. Some questionable reviews being left here by people who possibly never visited,
I like it here better than Canggu. It's more walkable, more cheap warungs, more convenient. You could find all kinds of shop catering to different type of visitor, from cheap to luxurious. Not a party place if you're looking for it, which made it even more perfect. More female than male, great for dating.
Nothing does a better job of explaining LA’s beautiful diversity and different neighborhoods than the documentary about the late Jonathan Gold, our city’s greatest amabassador and the only food critic to ever win a Pulitzer Prize. It is called, “City of Gold” and if you want to know LA, just watch this film. Trailer link: https://youtu.be/DmKTRDfz1zM
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