There are 166 Warm Cheap Places in the Winter like Chiang Mai, Da Nang and Buenos Aires with an average cost of living of $970/month, internet speeds up to 80 Mbps and temperatures ranging from 10°C to 33°C50.12°F to 91.378°F.
Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life.
It is still great and you can find really cheap apartments (300-400$) and restaurants (2-3$ for a main).
Wouldn't recommend staying there during the burning season.
The best area is Nimman, but it's also the most expensive. You can stay in the old city that's very nice but that gets noisy during the weekend for the night markets.
Last but not least, very safe city.
All in all would go back in a heartbeat.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to open☀️Feels 30°86°27°81°AQI581$1,094 / mo23Mbps×
After having lived here for two months, I've got to say that this must be one of the worst places in Asia. The only reason I am still here is because I'm stuck due to the covid-19 situation. There is nothing to do here, except going for a walk at the beach. No events, no social life, no activities. Mind you, this has nothing to do with the current situation, it was the same before things got shut down because of the virus.
The locals don't really like foreigners and you can feel that often, eve
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 23°73°23°74°AQI322$935 / mo17Mbps×
Been living here in Buenos Aires for almost three years. Right now, it's (relatively) cheap. I mean, it isn't for the people who currently lives here but it's if you're a foreign, as the inflation keeps going on the peso isn't that worthy now. But, as I'm saying, if you come with dollars is going to make a huge difference.
(3 years ago: 20 pesos= 1 USD.
June 2020: 95 pesos= 1 USD. and if you're selling dollars in the informal market they will pay you $124. and with that you can buy two small
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety badTap to open☀️Feels 21°70°21°69°AQI173$847 / mo19Mbps×
The noise pollution here is insane. The prayer calls from the mosques seem to reverberate throughout Penang. Seems like they are competing for who can be the loudest. This really ruined Penang for me and I cut my time short.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 39°102°30°86°🥵AQI414$1,105 / mo17Mbps×
Bengaluru, January 4-9, and 13-13, 2020. Had a good time in Bengaluru ( formerly Bangalore). At first I stayed at the Parijatha Gateway Hotel, Near Soap Factory Metro, which was ideal for my purposes. Transit & shopping was nearby, and there was a mall and good food. The Metro in BLR is VERY modern and smooth- be prepared to be patted down (women and men separately) to get into the station, and you can but a metrocard at the ticket window. In Bangalore the internet is VERY fast (it is India
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to open🌤Feels 24°75°24°74°AQI84😷5$743 / mo18Mbps×
Siem Riep has a nice suburb feeling. At first sight it seems there's not much to do besides Angkor Wat and Pub Street, but you can go swimming, do bicycle tours, floating village day trip...
I don't have best social skill, but in Siem Reap it was so easy to make new friends. Locals and tourists!
I've worked at Garage Society Coworking Space. Pretty nice place.
I don't understand the cons of slow internet. I've bought an LTE 4G Sim card for 10 USD with 10 GB. There's also free and mostly fast
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to open🌤Feels 31°88°28°82°AQI406$1,058 / mo8Mbps×
One of the most horrendous cities I've ever been to. Too much traffic, ugly architecture and even the food is very much hit and miss. Oh and housing is not that cheap. People can range from very friendly to very much not caring but on average, they're neither unfriendly nor easy to connect with, even if you speak good Spanish. More than anything, from someone used to the lively vibe in Colombia or Mexico, the place is as lively as a cemetery. No music, not even a peep at night... There's a reaso
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌥Feels 21°70°21°69°AQI577$1,049 / mo10Mbps×
I stayed in Hoi An much longer than I planned (10 days) because it was so pleasant. Yes, tourists everywhere. But my hotel was gorgeous and cheap and the wifi was plenty fast for work. When not working I biked out to the beach or through the paddies or into town (too crowded for a bike most times but functional if needed) or just around the countryside. Had some of my friendliest encounters here and as a single woman, always felt safe - night or day.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 23°73°23°74°AQI329$1,030 / mo24Mbps×
- People are generally friendly
- Not too many scams like BKK
- Scams are low here because the city doesn't have the same attractions like BKK
- Never ran in to a Digital Nomad here like Chiang Mai
- English level is very low
- If they can speak a little bit of English the people are shy to use it
- Languages that you can use to get by are Thai, Cambodian and Lao
- Hospitals have long line ups throughout the day.
- Locals go in the morning to take a number, when their t
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🚀 Super fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open☀️Feels 29°84°27°81°AQI4410$1,054 / mo81Mbps×
Cebu city isn't safe, and internet is really slow unless you have a fiber connection.
Most of areas are unsafe at night, some are sort of dangerous at daylight too.
Even in deep province of Cebu island (such as Carcar city) I've been feeling much safer than here.
Also don't forget about terrible road traffic and the fact that most of locals here doesn't speak English.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 40°104°30°85°🥵AQI812$967 / mo6Mbps×
"Don't go to Jakarta" is what people from Jakarta tell you.
But you do. It can't be that bad, right? Then you arrive. Although "arriving" is a big word for getting stuck in traffic first for hours. When you do finally arrive in your apartment, you open the windows and wonder why you can't see further than 10 meters. It must be a foggy day? No, it's not fog, it's smog, and it's an every day occurrence in Jakarta, a city that is now competing with Beijing for worst air quality in the world.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 36°97°30°86°🥵AQI5114$1,223 / mo11Mbps×
One of the best places in Brazil. Beaches, hiking trails, connection with other Brazilian cities by air and the flights are not that expensive. I stayed there in April-June. No tourists, prices go down, everything is calm. Definitely it's the best in shoulder season (March-April or October-November). It can be noisy and pricey in the summer. People very friendly like everywhere in Brazil. I rented a studio room for 350$ in a nice quiet neighbourhood in 2019.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun great👮 Safety badTap to open🌧Feels 33°91°28°82°🥵AQI2015$1,069 / mo9Mbps×
Sri Lanka is a great country to visit and explore on vacation, but it is not good for nomading.
The internet is the worst I've experienced in 3 years of travelling around SE Asia. Usually I would supplement terrible wifi with mobile data but I found this also terrible. I visited several places in Sri Lanka, including supposedly up-and-coming nomad destination Welligama. There are very few cafes that are fit for working (almost none with AC/power), Western food is expensive (and so is Sri Lankan
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌥Feels 41°106°31°87°🥵AQI5416$957 / mo9Mbps×
Uluwatu is an amazing place, in my opinion way better than Canggu and even Ubud. Why? There’s not much traffic, beaches are amazing, there’s a significant Brazilian/Portuguese community around which reflects in ethnic restaurants pretty good and affordable. Surf culture is present, so the laid back lifestyle. Maybe it’s hard to find an actual “home”, I always prefer to stay in cheap guesthouses such as 3D Homestay, with a nice swimming pool. Enjoy the morning in the beach and catch the
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 35°95°29°83°🥵AQI2117$813 / mo9Mbps×
A very poor city, not comparable to any other in SEA (maybe Phnom Penh, in Cambodia). Not much to see and do, particularly I can’t see any advantages to stay here, as Thailand, Indonesia and even Malaysia offer better option with higher quality for the same price.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun great👮 Safety okayTap to open☀️Feels 39°102°31°87°🥵AQI106😷23$1,108 / mo8Mbps×
Merida is a great place to work from with lots of people and many whom speak English, in fact I've been back i liked it so much. Rentals are very affordable, some of the cheapest in Mexico, but of course the cheaper it is the area isn't the best. There is much to do here, from heading to the Gulf of Mexico about an hour away, to visiting the ruins. Many, many places to eat and cuisines from around the world and for those who miss shopping at Costco no need to fear one is close by. Drive to P
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety badTap to open🌧Feels 24°75°24°75°AQI924$1,228 / mo12Mbps×
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