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Best and cheapest place for downshifting living?

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  1. soa0611

    soa0611 Senior Member

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    Hey all.

    I live in quite cold and unfriendly country and thinking of moving to somewhere else where i can live for ~700$/month total budget.
    It must include apartments rent (not a room) + food. And i need fast Internet there.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Isn't Google Fiber in Kentucky? I think cost of living should be cheap there. Perhaps give that a try if you want to try US. If your in Europe maybe Netherlands? With a roommate you can get fast fiber in some places with not too expensive rent.
     
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    Albania
     
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    I read and heard a lot about Malaysia. It is very cheap and all facilities are available and internet is fast.
     
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    north africa
     
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    Know anything about Nigeria ? :)
     
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    Hot, cheap and every one who lives there is a prince. What more could you want in life?
     
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    $700/month? Jesus that's less than 1/4 of my rent alone
     
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    You won't get anywhere in the US on $700 a month total income. At least not without government assistance and a shitty standard of living.
     
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    I have a friend who lived in mexico. He got a large, beautiful apartment for $250 a month. It even had a maid, and came furnished. Also, food and everything else is very cheap. Stay away from the border states and you'll be fine as far as violence goes. Learn the language and live a comfortable life away from the american debt slave life.
     
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    Yep, i'm paying $1450/month for a 2 bedroom apartment here in Cali. So ready to move!
     
  14. soa0611

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    yeah Mexico seems good
    i thought about places like Tulum or Cancun somewhere in Yukatan, but not so expensive
     
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    Cancun is nothing but tourists. I would avoid.
     
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    Morocco, I'd have suggested Turkey, but it's heading for trouble.
     
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    This is something I have 10+years experience in....

    So I see you're in Europe which makes me assume you will be likely staying in Europe, but more clarification would be good..


    I have lived in Hungary and Poland before both very cheap and within your budget but can get colder in winters, so while I recommend both I don't think you are looking for that kind of place...


    Your budget allows for Canary Islands, which are part of the EU technically but no where near europe, its minimum temperature is 19c (65f) at its COLDEST in winter, you have access to lots of beaches and its solid warm weather every single month.
    Qualify of life would be high, internet is fairly good (fine once your set up)
    Food is fairly cheap and good quality, eating out is very fairly priced for a western country.
    There is enough parties and clubs all year round to just about sustain 7 night a week partying (just winter does get quieter)
    $700 would afford you a 1 bedroom apartment to yourself in a prime location in the 100% English speaking area of the island.
    with about $250 left for food pcm.

    Or if you decide a cheaper part of the Island (which only downside is you wont be close to the parties and it wont be so much English speaking but you will have nice beaches and everything else) Then you would have a 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the ocean less than a minute walking to the beach with about $300 to 400 left for food


    Another warm option would be Cyprus
    It gets a little cooler its 17c at its coldest in winter, again lots of beaches very gorgeous ones.
    The country is split into southern is Greek part (EU)
    Northern is Turkish
    With a tiny section British ('ave it)

    Rent in a prime location (Ayia Napa) you could get if you search, for a basic 1 bedroom apartment would be around $400 - $500 (I have seen them for $300)
    Really good parties but not during winter.
    Again this is a purely English speaking tourist section, you could get a bigger and nicer placer for cheaper if you decide on a different area of the island.
    (Only thing you dont have would be less English speaking and no parties)


    Other Option would be Malta (again in EU)

    This is warm 10 months of the year it does get a bit colder in January around 13c but feels colder, as in you probably need to wear a light jacket during the january month.
    Internet is solid probably the best of the bunch.
    But it is the most expensive for a good area, you're looking at $500-$600 for prime location 1 bedroom flat in Paceville/St Julians.
    But you can find places for $300-$400 in other parts even cheaper, in fact if you really go to a less touristy part of Malta you might be able to get a $200 apartment.
    English is the national language along with Maltese so you are all good there no matter where you are.
    Quality of life is very high.
    Partying is no where near as good as the others and very seasonal and small location (tiny 1 street strip but busy)

    You could also look into the Greek Islands but I haven't lived or visited these so don't know but Malia and MyKonos are on my list specially after those slutty tv shows I watch, that show the kinda partying that goes on there, Beast.


    Your other options for legit warmth would be outside of Europe, Thailand springs to mind for very good internet and cheap living with very good cheap food. Rent as cheap as the places above but don't expect it cheaper because Thailand isnt super dirt cheap for rent like you think it might be specially not in the areas you would want to be.
    But it is seasonal weather with monsoon season so might not offer as much all year round but if your planning on staying in your room on the interwebs this could be fine, visa can be extended beyond the initial stay.

    They would be my suggestions, if you want any more information or have some questions on them or moving please feel free to give me a shout id be happy to help someone out on that journey.

    (As a side note my next country to move is looking likely to be Cyprus, Greek Islands or Serbia maybe even back to London, why the fuck be in IM if you're not gonna live it up like a boss?)
     
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    Bruh I am Dutch an believe me, 700 a month will get you nowhere.
     
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    Man, this is awesome experiences and knowledge. Have you lived in every of mentioned countries?!
     
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    I like @Ftr approach of european southern islands. Keep in mind if you move to the Canary Islands (Spain) or Cyprus that you will need a menas of transportation, specially if you rent a cheap apartment that might be away from the action. A small motorcycle (scooter) would be enough.