Don't believe the prices on here for an apartment. 686 usd/month refers to an apartment in a high class condo, right in the city centre and seconds away from the BTS(train station).
Just remember this, people working at supermarkets make 2 usd/per hour. If you want to live like a local, then you can save a lot of money.
If you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk from the BTS, then you can easily get a one bedroom apartment for 300 USD per month, in a high class condo, plus with free golf cart service to the BTS station.
I have literally gone to a restaurant to pay 8 USD for a meal, when the exact dish was available on the street for only 1 USD and tastes much better. I ate out everyday and went partying a couple of times a week, and my total monthly expenses was still under 1000 usd.
-Gyms are fucking expensive in Thailand. Expect to pay at least 60 USD/month for the gym, which is crazy when you consider the average wage in Thailand is 15 usd/per day.
-Vitamins and supplements cost double the price than what you would get at home. Thais do not take supplements. Maybe only foreigners and really rich Thais.
People spending 1500 USD per month must be eating steak daily and hanging out at places meant for foreigners.
🎒 Nomad Score4.48/5 227 reviews💵 Cost okay📡 Internet great😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌥Feels 45°113°35°94°🥵😷AQI791$1,543 / mo23Mbps×
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)
🎒 Nomad Score4.34/5 222 reviews💵 Cost very bad📡 Internet great😀 Fun great👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌥Feels 21°70°20°68°🥵AQI134$2,984 / mo27Mbps×
I think KL will be the next hub for nomads. It's affordable, safe, convenient, has decent Internet and has decent weather. (Yes it's hot during the summer but it gives you a good reason to be inside and get your work done) Mostly it's quite chill, not as hectic and messy as other major SEA cities like Bangkok, Hanoi and Jakarta. There's not that much to do, but Malaysia has wonderful nature and getaway places, accessible with cheap AirAsia tickets from KL.
🎒 Nomad Score4.14/5 196 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet okay😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to Open🌧Feels 46°115°32°89°🥵7$1,287 / mo14Mbps×
An amazing city for the value. Beach, MRT, Sun, and about half price of what you would pay in Taipei. Also, lots of super cheap flights all around Asia from the city airport. Been here a year so far and I like it. Not much in terms of night life, but a good digital nomad community. Also, really helps if you speak Chinese. An undiscovered Gem that I could see getting more popular with digital nomads in the next few years.
🎒 Nomad Score3.4/5 185 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet great😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌥Feels 32°90°29°84°😷AQI809$840 / mo24Mbps×
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🎒 Nomad Score3.38/5 191 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet bad😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to Open🌧Feels 27°81°25°76°AQI3612$1,033 / mo9Mbps×
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Spent three months living in Playa in spring 2019. Weather is beautiful, though on the hotter side. One huge piece of the city, 5th Avenue, runs from the bus stop for a mile or two and is pretty much nothing but tourist junk. Bad restaurants, bars, and people trying to hawk you on garbage. Once the touristy stuff dies out, there is a small but growing area that's much nicer for living - quieter, greener, few-to-no sales vendors fighting for your attention, and some really nice little restaurants and apartments. The beach is nice (although EXTREMELY thin, sometimes 1-2 feet wide at high tide), but sargasso (seaweed washing up) is a continuous issue and makes the beach pretty much unusable in parts. English is pretty good, but a little Spanish can go a long way. The scuba diving is excellent.
Recommendations: Get a bike to ride around. Eat at Primo (restaurant). Try to find an apartment with a pool or rooftop so the sargasso problems don't mess up your ability to enjoy the outdoors. Rent a car and take a trip to Chichen Itza and Ik-kil. Avoid Cozumel.
All in all, mostly pleasant, decent cost of living, but wouldn't be in a rush to come back.
🎒 Nomad Score3.34/5 202 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet bad😀 Fun great👮 Safety badTap to Open🌥Feels 46°115°33°92°🥵AQI1413$1,395 / mo9Mbps×
Spent one month living and discovering Guad and area. Walked, bussed and Uber when necessary. NEVER felt unsafe. My Spanish is very basic and yet was able to communicate. Friendly and helpful people! Amazing for such a large city!🌺❤️
🎒 Nomad Score3.32/5 207 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet great😀 Fun okay👮 Safety badTap to Open🌧Feels 25°77°23°73°🥵AQI4815$1,178 / mo20Mbps×
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