There are 123 Cheap Safe Places in Asia like Chiang Mai, Ubud and Penang with an average cost of living of $920/month, internet speeds up to 80 Mbps and temperatures ranging from 1°C to 32°C33.314°F to 88.842°F.
Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life. It is still great and you can find really cheap apartments (300-400$) and restaurants (2-3$ for a main). Wouldn't recommend staying there during the burning season. The best area is Nimman, but it's also the most expensive. You can stay in the old city that's very nice but that gets noisy during the weekend for the night markets. Last but not least, very safe city. All in all would go back in a heartbeat.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to open☀️Feels 30°86°29°84°AQI125😷1$1,111 / mo22Mbps×
Honestly, this is an awesome place to be if you're actually trying to get work done. It's a bit of an older vibe than Canggu, and there's certainly a big chunk of yogi's kicking around — but I liked it much better than Canggu and found it less pretentious. Plus, you can drive down there in 45mins whenever you want some beach or party vibes. As others mentioned, there's some great coworking spaces, cheap warungs, some really nice spots to stay cheaply if you go just outside of the mad tourist
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 34°93°29°84°AQI462$1,083 / mo13Mbps×
The noise pollution here is insane. The prayer calls from the mosques seem to reverberate throughout Penang. Seems like they are competing for who can be the loudest. This really ruined Penang for me and I cut my time short.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open🌥Feels 36°97°30°86°🥵AQI683$1,112 / mo14Mbps×
After having lived here for two months, I've got to say that this must be one of the worst places in Asia. The only reason I am still here is because I'm stuck due to the covid-19 situation. There is nothing to do here, except going for a walk at the beach. No events, no social life, no activities. Mind you, this has nothing to do with the current situation, it was the same before things got shut down because of the virus. The locals don't really like foreigners and you can feel that often, eve
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to open🌥Feels 24°75°24°76°AQI69$1,019 / mo17Mbps×
Bengaluru, January 4-9, and 13-13, 2020. Had a good time in Bengaluru ( formerly Bangalore). At first I stayed at the Parijatha Gateway Hotel, Near Soap Factory Metro, which was ideal for my purposes. Transit & shopping was nearby, and there was a mall and good food. The Metro in BLR is VERY modern and smooth- be prepared to be patted down (women and men separately) to get into the station, and you can but a metrocard at the ticket window. In Bangalore the internet is VERY fast (it is India
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to open🌥Feels 28°82°27°80°AQI101😷5$812 / mo20Mbps×
"Don't go to Jakarta" is what people from Jakarta tell you. But you do. It can't be that bad, right? Then you arrive. Although "arriving" is a big word for getting stuck in traffic first for hours. When you do finally arrive in your apartment, you open the windows and wonder why you can't see further than 10 meters. It must be a foggy day? No, it's not fog, it's smog, and it's an every day occurrence in Jakarta, a city that is now competing with Beijing for worst air quality in the world. Wh
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 35°95°30°86°🥵AQI447$1,219 / mo11Mbps×
Cebu city isn't safe, and internet is really slow unless you have a fiber connection. Most of areas are unsafe at night, some are sort of dangerous at daylight too. Even in deep province of Cebu island (such as Carcar city) I've been feeling much safer than here. Also don't forget about terrible road traffic and the fact that most of locals here doesn't speak English.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌥Feels 36°97°30°85°🥵AQI198$962 / mo6Mbps×
Uluwatu is an amazing place, in my opinion way better than Canggu and even Ubud. Why? There’s not much traffic, beaches are amazing, there’s a significant Brazilian/Portuguese community around which reflects in ethnic restaurants pretty good and affordable. Surf culture is present, so the laid back lifestyle. Maybe it’s hard to find an actual “home”, I always prefer to stay in cheap guesthouses such as 3D Homestay, with a nice swimming pool. Enjoy the morning in the beach and catch the
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 33°91°29°84°AQI399$1,176 / mo9Mbps×
Lombok definitely has the most amazing virgin beaches , waterfall, and marine life! Senggigi is just one of its many long white sand beaches and a lot of them are still waiting to be discovered. Not much of a party going on here, but if you are itching for one, just hope to a speed boat for 15 minutes and you will arrive in the wild gili trawangan. I was only staying for 4 days, then I fell in love . Been here for 6 months and counting.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun bad👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 34°93°29°84°AQI6310$630 / mo8Mbps×
Sri Lanka is a great country to visit and explore on vacation, but it is not good for nomading. The internet is the worst I've experienced in 3 years of travelling around SE Asia. Usually I would supplement terrible wifi with mobile data but I found this also terrible. I visited several places in Sri Lanka, including supposedly up-and-coming nomad destination Welligama. There are very few cafes that are fit for working (almost none with AC/power), Western food is expensive (and so is Sri Lankan
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌥Feels 32°90°29°84°AQI5311$897 / mo7Mbps×
A very poor city, not comparable to any other in SEA (maybe Phnom Penh, in Cambodia). Not much to see and do, particularly I can’t see any advantages to stay here, as Thailand, Indonesia and even Malaysia offer better option with higher quality for the same price.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun great👮 Safety okayTap to open☀️Feels 32°90°30°87°🥵AQI112😷14$1,114 / mo8Mbps×
Kuching is a great place to base yourself, it's a vibrant yet quiet little city with access to all sorts of outdoor activities. I stayed at the Borneo Seahare Guesthouse for about 5 months. It is run by a western guy called Ben and his wife Syeda, they really helped me out with everything I needed and gave me a very reasonable rate on a private room. The internet was good and the place had everything I needed including a full kitchen for me to cook. Based right in the city center with loads of s
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 33°91°28°82°🥵AQI2716$913 / mo11Mbps×
I stayed in Pokhara for a few months and it is a friendly place with a good music scene. there are plenty of amazing trekking opportunities around in the Himalayas. the people are very friendly and it's easy to make friends. Lots of travelers here are smoking weed, it seems to be pretty legal here. internet speeds are good (probably 15 up and down on average but I stayed in one place that was hitting 30) but power cuts are frequent in the summer (monsoon) months. Many hotels, guest houses, airbn
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 😡 Slow😀 Fun great👮 Safety okayTap to open☀️Feels 17°63°17°63°AQI110😷21$715 / mo5Mbps×
I've been living in Semarang for about 6 months at this point. Living at the "Candiland Apartment" which is reasonably priced 2.5 million - 3.5 million rupiah per month. Great view of the city. It's hot here. Usually like 35+ degrees. The beach is all industrial. Usually a lot of traffic. In the southern part of the city there are some small hills which are cool but to go anywhere with nice air, cool temperatures and big mountains it's at least an hour south. Sometimes the locals will give you a
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun bad👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 32°90°28°83°🥵AQI3023$788 / mo8Mbps×
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