|🏆 Nomad Score™||187 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|
|🌍 Region||Latin America|
|⏱ Average trip duration||13 days|
|📡 Internet speed||3 Mbps|
|⛅️ Weather||🌥 21°C 70°F + 💦 Not humid (59%) + 💨 2km/h = Feels like 24°C75°F|
|💨 Air quality (now)||👍 19 µg/m3|
equal to 🚬 / day
|💨 Air quality (annual avg)||👎 60 µg/m3|
equal to 🚬 🚬 🚬 / day
|🚕 Best taxi app||Uber|
|📱 Best wireless carrier||Tigo|
|💸 10 BOB in USD||USD 1.45|
|🏧 Suggested ATM take out: BOB 1,000||USD 145|
|💻 Best coworking space||Cowork Cafe|
|🚰 Safe tap water||🚫 No, contaminated|
|♻️ Return rate||0% of visitors returns|
|👨👩👧👦 Population||520,000 people|
|👫 Gender ratio||👨 45%|
|⛪️ Religious government||Non-religious|
|✈️ Best short-haul air carrier||Amaszonas|
|✈️ Best int'l air carrier||Boliviana de Avicion|
|no-beachmildmild nowclean airgood air qualityslow internethigh cost of livingmany womenfriendly people|
|💵 Nomad Cost™||$3,760 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for expat||$585 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for family||$1,211 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for local||$346 / month|
|🏠 1br studio rent in center||$289 / month|
|🏢 Coworking||$51 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$4,636 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$217 / night|
|🍹 Coca-Cola (0.3L)||$0|
|🍺 Beer (0.5L)||$1|
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Internet speed in Cochabamba has improved dramatically in the past year or two. My download speed is 25mbps. Not great, but way better than the reported 3mbps.
I spent a couple months here and loved it. I studied spanish in a school called Peruwayna in the heart of Miraflores. The school was great and this was a great way to meet people. I went to a couple hostels to meet up with some friends, and met a lot of really cool people that way. Loki is a really cool place in Miraflores to hang out and stay if you're doing the hostel thing, and like to drink. I had a very nice private airbnb in miraflores for less than $30 a day. I also stayed in Barranco for $32 a day in a very elegant condo with 2 beds and 2 baths which was about a half mile away from the action. Virtually everyone I met was kind and welcoming and really liked that I spoke the language. Barranco is a really beautiful place to watch the sunset, and the nightlife is really cool. Uber is cheap and reliable. I avoided regular cabs because I didn't want to negotiate and end up with a gringo price. If you're going to the airport, get a private taxi. I say this because I almost missed my flight home after two Ubers showed up and rejected me once they found out I wanted to go the airport. Luckily, the third was agreeable. You'll want to know at least some basic spanish to get around. If you have a conversational level or are in the process of learning, you'll get a lot more out of the experience because not many people speak english. The food is delicious and unlike the food anywhere else, though most of the local cuisine is a bit heavy and unhealthy. You can easily eat for half the price of major American city, and probably a third of that if we're talking NY,LA, or San fran. Ask about menus. Those are lunch specials for $3-4 that include 3 courses and a drink. They're usually really good too. The happy hours are usually 2 for 1, meaning 2 drinks for the price of 1, which is better than most US happy hours. Especially considering the original drink you're buying is a lot cheaper in the first place. Don't buy souvenirs in miraflores! You can get that stuff much much cheaper in the centro de Lima just don't linger there after dark, because it gets very sketchy. I never had any security problems or felt unsafe. I also live in Baltimore, one of the most dangerous cities in the US, and I felt much safer in Lima. I know women need to be much more carful, because there is an epidemic of sexual assault in Lima, especially on public transit. The visiting women that I met never complained to me about any problems, but I have heard quite a few stories from local women about being groped and/or catcalled. I was warned many times to be careful with my cellphone in public. If you're talking on your cell in public, at least be aware of your surroundings because there are many people who specialize in grabbing your cell from your hand quickly and running off. Though technically illegal, weed is easy to find and cheap, and you can pretty much smoke in the street without worrying about cops bothering you, if that's your thing.
Buenos Aires has everything, nightlife (excellent bars and clubs), culture, art, running places, etc. Though insecurity could be an issue, it is not as high as it may seem; if you know how to get around, nothing will happen to you. It is also quite diverse in terms of LGBTTQQIAAP and there's plenty of offer to be entertained. I see that hospitals are badly ranked in the Nomad ranking but I'd like to make a point here: public hospitals are free to use by anyone (no matter nationality nor residency status) and they are collapsed. Normally, people pay (the ones that can) around 100/110usd per month (the same way you pay in the majority of the countries) for a private health system which is excellent. So, that is not an issue at all.
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
Definitely the place to be in western Europe. Great weather, solid food, pretty cheap, good internet, a lot of fun stuff to do, expats everywhere, English gets the job done, awesome day trips... I could go on and on.
Been in January 2018 in Madrid and it was somehow ok. Enjoyed the parks + some pedestrian sides of it, but ..the rest was not so astonishing like other cities known for their inner beauty.
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...)
Museum city! Definitely one or two days worth seeing it!
Been living in 3 different centrally located airbnb in Berlin (2018), each between 800 and 900€ per month for 40-45 sqm (we're two, so 400-450€ each). Each time a full flat and not a shared airbnb, legal now since some months (though it was always possible to get a full flat before as well). Internet was always between 15 and 50 mbps. I spend 100€ per week on food, including restaurants (pretty cheap here), check for Turkish market on Maybachufer and Turkish stores in Neukölln (I spend less on food here than in Chiang Mai!). Berlin is such an awesome place to live, very multicultural, very tolerant, many different neighborhoods, quite relaxed feeling, many parks, lakes all around. No need to speak German at all. Come over here, probably one one of the best place on earth ;) (written in Sept 2018)
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