|🏆 Nomad Score™||183 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||7 days|
|📡 Internet speed||7 Mbps|
|⛅️ Weather||☀️ 17°C 63°F + 💦 Not humid (60%) + 💨 3km/h = Feels like 17°C63°F|
|💨 Air quality (now)||😷 144 µg/m3|
equal to 🚬 🚬 🚬 🚬 🚬 🚬 🚬 / day
|🚕 Best taxi app||Uber|
|📱 Best wireless carrier||Movistar|
|💸 10 PEN in USD||USD 3.01|
|🏧 Suggested ATM take out: PEN 1,000||USD 301|
|☕️ Best coffee place||Jack's Café|
|🏪 Best 24/7 coffee place||GenUp|
|🚰 Safe tap water||🚫 No, contaminated|
|♻️ Return rate||8% of visitors returns|
|👨👩👧👦 Population||430,000 people|
|⛪️ Religious government||Ambiguous|
|🏠 Apartment listings||AirBnb|
|✈️ Best short-haul air carrier||LAN|
|✈️ Best int'l air carrier||LAN|
|🏥 Best hospital||CEntro Medico Cima|
😷 Air quality in Cusco is very bad (144 µg/m³) today: avoid exercising outdoors, close windows and try to stay inside, more info
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|💵 Nomad Cost™||$1,433 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for expat||$1,129 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for family||$3,511 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for local||$1,003 / month|
|🏠 1br studio rent in center||$904 / month|
|🏢 Coworking||$110 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$1,094 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$51 / night|
|🏠 Airbnb (755 listings)||$671 / month|
|🏠 Airbnb||$22 / night|
|🍹 Coca-Cola (0.3L)||$1|
|🍺 Beer (0.5L)||$3|
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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 visited Poblado for about a week. I had absolutely no problems with the Internet while I was there. Maybe it was because I was in Poblado, but I never experienced slowness or anything of the sort. Pros of Medellin: spring-like weather, inexpensive, reliable Internet, plenty of shopping and creature comforts, cosmopolitan, friendly people. For cons, a big one is air pollution. Medellin is located in a higher altitude valley. There are many old cars, buses, and (especially) motorcycles belching exhaust into the air. It's difficult for pollutants to disperse because of the city's geography. I.e., there's plenty of smog and there's no debate regarding the negative health impact. To Medellin's credit, the city acknowledges the problem, monitors pollution, issues advisories, and is trying to change, but obviously change doesnt happen overnight. Other cons: The more Spanish you know, the better (not really a con, just is), gringo price gouging, some safety issues (use extra common sense).
I do not recommend London for nomads. It's very hard to find places to work in London. Cafes don't like people with laptops, there won't be any power outlets and you'll get funny stares from staff. That's because London is expensive, and it's a loss for cafes to have you. Flexible coworking is hard to come by and day passes are very expensive. That makes it practically impossible to work properly in London as a nomad.
Amazing, amazing, amazing. I initially arrived there for 2 weeks with an intention for it to be just a transit stop, but stayed there for 3 months. Stay in the right areas (Condesa, Roma, Coyoca, Polanco, Coyocan, etc), take Uber and take basic precautions. It's a lovely town with endless food options and work options. Accomodations are not cheap by Mexican standards, but very affordable comparing to USA. It's just a great place to live, in my opinion. The only thing that is bad is quality of the air (not everywhere, though, but in general). If you are sensible to a bad air - take a trip and see how you adjust to it. It's a big issue, yes, but I feel like the are much more pros than cons. Viva Mexico!
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.
A mixture of piss, weed, unwashed nerdy men, overpriced reality estate, passive-aggressiveness, homeless people and freaks
One of the most well known cities, few will be surprised by what they see and experience. Very high cost of living can make it tough for many nomads. A lot of things to see and do but most of that costs money. Can feel overwhelming and oppressively business oriented (ie, full of very serious yuppies and places catering to them), especially in Manhattan south of Harlem. Ton of single people, which is good on paper but means everyone you date will get distracted by another person, or multiple, unless you are extremely exceptional, before you have a chance to meet again, never ends. Weather sucks hard from July to August and January to March/April. It's an okay city if you're a biker and varies a lot. Some areas are quite protected, others have no bike lanes. In general, it can be dangerous if you want to commute by bike, it's not Amsterdam. Friendliness of the people varies a lot. I think income/wealth, where they grew up, where they live within NYC, their job, etc. can often give you an idea of what to expect. Service at stores is usually pretty unhelpful and unfriendly but, again, it varies, even within the same store. Internet is fast for the most part. Great selection of food, just a bit pricey besides some of the cheaper pizza slices. Transportation system is good, no need for a car. However, the subway lines are notorious for having issues during rush hour and are usually jam packed. Also, the stations look decrepit and are way out of date. It's pretty safe. Street scams are more prevalent in tourist areas, pick-pocketing and random phone snatching isn't really anything most people worry about. Can be very noisy depending on where you live. You may wake up to extremely loud construction every morning.
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.
great city - perfect weather , great food, great tech scene
Getting a place to stay is a challenge, and renting an apartment might be a challenge unless you can show proof on stable income job. most leases are 6-12mths minium
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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,
It is technically illegal to be a nomand here if you’re working without a proper work visa, your travel visa doesn’t cover that. If found to be working you’ll be deported.
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