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 Score4.61/5 227 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet great😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌥Feels 39°102°33°91°🥵AQI64😷1$1,524 / mo24Mbps×
I have to agree with previous review from 6 days ago. Its definitely not like before- the vibe has definitely changed. I have lived here on/off for the past 2 years on METV visa, 60 Day visa, and now its not worth staying and dealing with the hassels. Infrastructure is terrible with dirty roads, definitely not a walkable city which is a shame since the Nimman area could have been a walking street, but cars and scooters dominate this city. Just try to cross and walk the streets and you will see what i mean- no mercy! I no longer feel CM is a good digital nomad city, its gotten way too inconvenient with visa's, dirty polluted air, smokey season as of Jan, just not a nomad paradise. If you're traveling alone single ladies- dating pool is terrible- Vietnam could be the better choice or Eastern Europe as a base. Good Luck.
🎒 Nomad Score4.42/5 220 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet great😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to Open☀️Feels 41°106°32°90°🥵AQI75😷4$1,127 / mo23Mbps×
Super slimy vibe and good luck trying to meet anyone on a dating app who isn't a bar girl / working for $$$ / trying to scam you out of something. If you like Las Vegas you might like it here, but there are better places imho.
🎒 Nomad Score4.13/5 202 reviews💵 Cost okay📡 Internet great😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌧Feels 43°109°32°90°🥵AQI386$1,735 / mo21Mbps×
Been living in Berlin for a couple of months. Not worth it anymore. Cold, gray, sad, more expensive than Cologne, terrible internet access (especially mobile), impossible to find decent mid-term apartments, everything getting 25% more expensive per quarter.
🎒 Nomad Score4.07/5 222 reviews💵 Cost very bad📡 Internet great😀 Fun great👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌦Feels 6°43°6°43°AQI357$2,879 / mo29Mbps×
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 Score4.01/5 196 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet good😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to Open🌧Feels 51°124°34°93°🥵8$1,304 / mo16Mbps×
Pretty decent place. I usually spend September and October in Athens when the weather is close to perfect ie. not too hot nor too cold for yours truly.
You can get easily by with nothing but English, though tossing an occasional συγνώμε and παρακαλώ in the mix helps. That, of course, as long as you stay in the pricey parts of the city.
With a bit of luck and some advance planning Athens can be extremely affordable. There are Airbnb listings quite far away from the center, yet close to a metro station -- for less than 800€ per month you can get a two bedrooms + a kitchen + a large balcony next to a reasonably quiet street.
This, of course, works only for those who are more or less busy working from Monday to Friday. For something resembling more like a tourist visit, you'll be paying at least twice for a flat near the center and quite likely end up in somewhere with plenty of motorcycle noises to keep you awake all night, every night.
🎒 Nomad Score3.8/5 219 reviews💵 Cost bad📡 Internet okay😀 Fun great👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌧Feels 25°77°22°72°🥵AQI66😷10$2,689 / mo12Mbps×
Beautiful island. Lots of mellow nightlife spots and cafe's. Too bad there's a serial killer murdering young women a few times a year. Seriously though, look into the Koh Tao murders over the last few years. Women raped and murdered. They blame it on Burmese workers but nobody believes this. More likely it's local mafia children running the island. It's only a matter of time before the next crime. Sucks because I loved the place. Cheapest spot in the world to get your diving certification.
🎒 Nomad Score3.66/5 213 reviews💵 Cost okay📡 Internet good😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌧Feels 36°97°30°85°🥵AQI2011$1,559 / mo18Mbps×
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 Score3.47/5 185 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet great😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌥Feels 28°82°26°79°AQI78😷14$1,049 / mo25Mbps×
Samui is Thailand's second most popular island for tourists, after Phuket. The main areas are Chaweng and Lamai. Chaweng used to be more backpacker and trashy (like Bali's Kuta) but is now rapidly developing into a real clean town. Since 2014, it now has a giant air-conditioned Central World mall, an increasing number of coffee places, good restaurants and more upscale hotels and resorts.
Lamai Beach used to be the more clean and laidback area but is now deteriorating. The beaches are still okay but the streets are now filled with sex bars and bad restaurants. Worse, prices in Lamai are often higher than in Chaweng due to less competition.
The preferrable spot to stay in Ko Samui now is the more mellow South Chaweng.
🎒 Nomad Score3.47/5 215 reviews💵 Cost okay📡 Internet good😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌧Feels 32°90°27°81°🥵AQI2115$1,771 / mo17Mbps×
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I've lived in Pattaya for 10 of my 19 years in Thailand. I am an old guy not paying sex workers for sex. If you don't want to see the nasty bits, don't go to those places. If you want to chillout, eat fresh seafood and enjoy blistering internet speeds, then welcome. Every morning when I wake up Pattaya is better than it was when I went to sleep. If you want to have some real city life, BKK is just 2 hours away. Some of you youngsters sure are prudes.
🎒 Nomad Score3.45/5 205 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet great😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to Open🌥Feels 40°104°31°88°🥵AQI3416$1,476 / mo40Mbps×