There are 41 Cheap Safe Places with Fast Internet like Chiang Mai, Ko Pha Ngan and Istanbul with an average cost of living of $990/month, internet speeds up to 80 Mbps and temperatures ranging from 9°C to 31°C48.62°F to 88.14°F.
Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life.
It is still great and you can find really cheap apartments (300-400$) 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 25°77°25°78°AQI211$1,104 / mo24Mbps×
This island is a total gem. It has everything one desires in a paradise island! There is a huge higher consciousness/yoga/meditation/vegetarian/vegan community plus epic full moon and half moon parties, omg totally worth checking out! And the internet connectivity and speed on the island is good too. I've had no problem doing work from my laptop as a Digital Marketing Specialist either.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 30°86°27°81°AQI182$1,097 / mo18Mbps×
I spent one year in Istanbul and it's absolutely amazing. The city is really safe, I went back home really late during the night, walking, without any problem. Parties are really fun and there are all kinds of spots to have fun (bars, nightclubs, restaurants...). The city has a lot of cafés to work at and most of them have free and reliable wifi. Definitely recommend!
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 18°64°18°64°AQI423$1,014 / mo12Mbps×
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
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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 41°106°31°87°🥵AQI545$1,086 / 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 25°77°25°78°AQI98😷6$733 / mo18Mbps×
Living in Bangkok since 2015, I refused to go to Phuket longer than I could. I strongly believed in rumors that Phuket was all about prostitution and dirty beaches... oh, how I was wrong! Phuket is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I’d say you can find the same conveniences you’re used in Bangkok, but with a beach - actually many of them, ofter pristine and desert if you rent a motorbike and explore by yourself. Forget about Patong and go to Karon, Surin, Kattatani, Paradise and Freedom Beach instead... you’
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 38°100°30°86°🥵AQI307$1,121 / mo26Mbps×
Terrible internet even taxi drivers can't use maps and don't know where they are going. Super boring. Congested with traffic and horns. No infrastructure. Bums everywhere. Sketchy people. Davao city is a scary and weird place. There are zero foreigners here. Check the expat group on Facebook it's a handful of creepy old men. I guess Filipinos that live here that are pumping up the reviews for this place because they are proud of where they are from and love their president and his beloved city.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 47°117°31°87°🥵AQI508$1,159 / mo11Mbps×
Generally favorable on Antalya, but not perfect. The weather was excellent (~26 C almost every day) and the nature of the city is absolutely stunning. The mountains on the west side of the city seem to just explode out of the ocean and it's special to see. That said, the built environment is pretty uninspiring. The center of the city is full of interesting restaurants and shops, but outside of the old town it's not very exciting to look at. My primary complaint, however, is on public transit. It
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun great👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 23°73°23°73°AQI519$897 / mo12Mbps×
- People are generally friendly
- Not too many scams like BKK
- Scams are low here because the city doesn't have the same attractions like BKK
- Never ran in to a Digital Nomad here like Chiang Mai
- English level is very low
- If they can speak a little bit of English the people are shy to use it
- Languages that you can use to get by are Thai, Cambodian and Lao
- Hospitals have long line ups throughout the day.
- Locals go in the morning to take a number, when their t
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🚀 Super fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 35°95°28°82°🥵AQI6810$1,028 / mo81Mbps×
"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.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 41°106°31°88°🥵AQI6611$1,177 / mo11Mbps×
A really amazing city, I wouldn't agree that it's small, there's much more to it than just the historical core, 20th century architecture is like 4/5 of the city and there are many vibrant neighbourhoods, restaurants and places where the normie locals hang out.
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Don't go thinking it's another Chiang Mai, because it doesn`t. Instead, Chiang Rai is much smaller and simple, not so much to see and do --forget about nighlife, just relax and get the work done. Food is amazing and you can have as much khao soi you can eat. Finding a condo with pool and gym is possible, but there are not much options available. Better book something in the middle of nature -- rent a motorbike.
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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
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We had some crazy situations with apartments scam - so please everyone be aware, that there are people pretending an RE agent. Always do a checkup of a realtor you are contacting. And the statement below that georgian people like to be 'dramatic'. Never experienced so much drama in my life, as from georgian landlords during 6 months of staying in Tbilisi ;)
I disagree with one of the reviews that Tbilisi has no parks. Actually it's super ridiculous thing to say about Tbilisi! The city has plent
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It's basically a party island -- getting work done will require discipline. One who can accomplish that will be rewarded with a paradisiac cheerful enviroment where everyone wants to be happy and enjoy life. In long term, be careful with your emotional life, as new flows of people everyday going in and out might unbalance your way to see the world.
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Spent a month in Belarus this July - we have some good friends there we work with so it was an excellent time. Some good restaurants. People are extremely friendly, just gotta adapt to the culture a bit. Most seemed to be very interested in the fact that I was American. Felt kind of like the country is just starting to open up and it will be of more international interest in the upcoming 5 - 10 years. English is spoken in Minsk but probably less then in ukraine (my only other former soviet
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 8°46°9°49°AQI4123$952 / mo28Mbps×
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