Baku, Azerbaijan v.s. Tbilisi, Georgia
What are the pros and cons of both destinations for an new digital nomad ?
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|⛅️ Temperature (now)|
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|🎓 Education level*|
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|🙊 English speaking|
|✌️ Peace (no pol. conflict)|
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|📶 Free WiFi in city|
|🗯 Freedom of speech|
|🤚🏿🤚🏻 Racial tolerance|
|👩 Female friendly|
|🌈 LGBTQ+ friendly|
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|📡 Internet speed (avg)||9 Mbps|
|⛅️ Weather (now)||🌧 21°C 69°F + 😊 Comfy (82%) = feels 21°C 70°F|
|💨 Air quality (now)||👍 62 US AQI 🍃 good|
|🚕 Best taxi app (in country)||GG|
|🚑 Travel medical insurance||Safetywing|
|📱 Best wireless carrier||Geocell|
|💸 10 GEL in USD||USD 2.92|
|🏧 Suggested ATM take out:||GEL 1,000 = USD 292|
|💳 Cashless society||💳 Yes, cards OK almost everywhere|
|🚰 Safe tap water||🚫 No, not drinkable|
|👨👩👧👦 Population||48,000 people|
|👨👩👧👦 GDP per Capita||$3,651 / year|
|🏞 Foreign land ownership allowed||Yes|
|⛪️ Religious government||Non-religious|
|🏠 Apartment listings||Airbnb|
|✈️ Best int'l air carrier||Qatar|
|💵 Cost of living for nomad||$1,790 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for expat||$664 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for family||$1,092 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for local||$312 / month|
|🏠 1br studio rent in center||$219 / month|
|🏢 Coworking||$95 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$1,172 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$55 / night|
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Baku, Azerbaijan v.s. Tbilisi, Georgia
What are the pros and cons of both destinations for an new digital nomad ?
I’d been thinking about going to Tbilisi myself, but it seems pretty difficult to get there from just about anywhere.
@suuzin I’d thought the same, but it turns out you can fly to Georgia for under $250 roundtrip from most places in Europe.
Warsaw - Tbilisi $182 roundtrip https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=WAW,WMI,RWA;t=TBS;d=2016-06-09;r=2016-06-13
Thanks! It wasn’t just the price, but the crazy flight times… though that Munich flight looks not too bad. I’ll keep it in mind.
Anyone been to Azerbaijan lately and know if you can get a transit visa on arrival?
Tbilisi hands down. You can get a decent apartment for $400 a month there, and if you’re an entrepreneur it’s probably one of the best places in the world to start a business.
You can read a blog I wrote about life and business in Tbilisi here: http://nomadcapitalist.com/2015/09/21/country-the-next-america/.
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I’m taking my flight from Tbilisi to Baku Tbilisi so far is the best place I’ve been to, I could stay here my whole life it’s a small scenic city, everything is cheap, public transport is good & convenient, great food, girls are beautiful, internet is fast, people are friendly (I’ve had a bunch of local friends now). And don’t miss trying Georgian wine when you come here.
I visited Tbilisi in September. It’s very affordable and the people are fairly friendly (though knowing some Russian or Georgian is helpful).
I haven’t been to Azerbaijan, mainly because the visa process was annoying for Canadians ($100 USD) and Baku is notoriously expensive (presumably due to the oil economy, though that may be better now with oil trading so low).
From what I hear, Armenia is great to visit and even more affordable than Georgia.
FYI: I have not been to either, but have visited all the neighboring countries.
That being said, I also know MANY people that have visited one or the other, or both.
Hands down, Tbilisi.
✅ Affordable to live
✅ Pretty safe
✅ Lots of fun stuff to do
✅ Warm now
✅ Good air quality on average
✅ Spacious and not crowded
✅ Very easy to do business
✅ High quality of education
✅ Roads are pretty safe
✅ Freedom of speech
✅ Safe for women
❌ Pretty slow internet
❌ Gets cold in the winter
❌ Very difficult to make friends
❌ Hospitals are not that great
❌ Not very democratic
❌ People don't speak English well
❌ Not family friendly
❌ Hostile towards LGBTQ+
❌ Many people smoke tobacco
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Cheap food and wine, beautiful churches and... that’s all. Young people seem to be quite conservative, desperate to leave and very pessimistic about the future. No jobs or opportunities, so the vibe isn’t “cool” at all. It’s safe and really cheap though, great for one month, getting works done and that’s all.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️16min11Mbps×
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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.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️43min17Mbps×
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