|🏆 Nomad Score™||185 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|
|📡 Internet speed||11 Mbps|
|⛅️ Weather||🌥 23°C 73°F + 💦 Not humid (57%) + 💨 9km/h = Feels like 25°C77°F|
|💨 Air quality (now)||😷 57 µg/m3|
equal to 🚬 🚬 🚬 / day
|🚕 Best taxi app||Yandex Taxi|
|📱 Best wireless carrier||MTS|
|💸 100 RUB in USD||USD 1.54|
|🏧 Suggested ATM take out: RUB 10,000||USD 154|
|💳 Cashless society||💳 Yes, cards OK almost everywhere|
|💻 Best coworking space||Srabotaemsya|
|🚰 Safe tap water||🚫 No, contaminated|
|♻️ Return rate||0% of visitors returns|
|👨👩👧👦 Population||860,000 people|
|👫 Gender ratio||👨 40%|
|⛪️ Religious government||Non-religious|
|💻 Online electronics shop||Ozon|
|🏠 Apartment listings||Avito|
|✈️ Best short-haul air carrier||Aeroflot|
|✈️ Best int'l air carrier||Aeroflot|
|non-schengenno-beachairportmildmild nowfast internetcheap cost of livingmany womenfriendly people|
|💵 Nomad Cost™||$847 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for expat||$457 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for family||$886 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for local||$253 / month|
|🏠 1br studio rent in center||$139 / month|
|🏢 Coworking||$71 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$604 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$28 / night|
|🏠 Airbnb (8 listings)||$595 / month|
|🏠 Airbnb||$20 / night|
|🍹 Coca-Cola (0.3L)||$0|
|🍺 Beer (0.5L)||$1|
|💰 Estimated tax on $50,000||$3,000|
|💰 Estimated tax on $100,000||$6,000|
|💰 Estimated tax on $250,000||$15,000|
|Getting a Russian Visa while traveling|
|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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It’s great. My lovely city
Very friendly and tolerant city. Safe, quiet and cozy. Has a large number of students from different countries. In Kharkov, more than 20 universities, Beautiful parks, lit streets. Public transport is open until 12pm.
Privet! I think Moscow is much cheaper then on scores and internet is much faster and if you spend summer time there then it is an amazing place!
As a local I can't agree with the most of the ratings. I'm curious who voted like that
This is my hometown and a city I lived in for around 20 years of my life. If you want a place with a climate much warmer that Moscow and lower prices - look no further. This town would be great for you. In terms of speaking the language - you need to know Russian at certain degree, otherwise it might a bit a hard for you to navigate in the city. The main street of the city is Krasnaya street and you can take a bike and go through the whole street and enjoy the beauty and the peace of the city. In terms of natural beauty, go to parks like Solnechniy ostrov, Dendrarium, Zaton, etc. Most likely you'll enjoy the most in the center of the city. If you need to go shopping look no further and go to "Gallery Krasnodar" - a huge shopping mall where you can eat, go to movies (in Russian of course, no subtitles) or shop for groceries. Uber is widely used there, although it's operating under the brand Yandex.Taxi nowadays, so you might rather use that service in Russia. Overall, a good city to live in and not expensive. If you want to eat cheap go to a small family-restaurants. Air is quite polluted, unfortunately. Driving also not recommended. Streets are narrow and driving is chaotic. If you want something nearby the sea consider Sochi - it's a bit more expensive, but more developed for foreigners, I think.
I was in Belgrade a couple of days ago. Stayed there like 2 days. My Airbnb host was really welcoming and he offered some tips/advice regarding the best cheap prices in pubs + restaurants. The old center of Belgrade is really nice + it seems the same like Bucharest in some parts of it. Loved it and more than probably I will return to check it! Be carefull with gypsies near the bus/train station.
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.
Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (김밥천국) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (자장면) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (산낙지). If you're really brave try 보신탕 before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.
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.
One of the best places to live in Vietnam. I'm glad not many people have discovered this city yet :)
ATM take out is 20,000 baht
"omagad they like totally stole my iphone", "it's like the worst, everybody is like so aggressive" welcome to the Real World, maybe you now learn to appreciate your cosy first world country and stop bitching about your oppression and your rights. Ho Chi Minh is an awesome upcoming city. It has an original and still traditional look and vibe to it, interesting colors (check out japanese district) not swamped with brand shops (the local coffee shops dominate starbucks in terms of quality and design and some are open 24h !). The nightlife also has plenty of options and be sure to enjoy the view from a the many rooftop bars in the city. You get to see a city full of energetic, young people growing their country after a devastating war and under an authoritarian regime. You get a choice between older buildings in D1 or totally new apartment buildings in D2 all at great value prices. There are a lot of people coming here to work remotely and also to start businesses. Decent sports facilities readily available (check out mach's gym, UFC center). If you don't want to spend money on the gym you can always do a workout on one of the many parks that have bars for chalistenics available. However, beware the pollution and always wear a mask, especially in D1. This is the biggest con here in my opinion.
Many Russians live here. Not the tattoo ones, mostly Russian families often with small kids. Many of them has small restaurants or shops. We stayed for one months and it wasn't great but it was also not too bad. We stayed in many places in Vietnam for long periods of time but in Nha Trang the locals are not very friendly. Especially the men are very macho and rude.
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,
Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you're there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.
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