5 Countries You Can Live For Less Than $1,000 A Month
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5 Countries You Can Live For Less Than $1,000 A Month

Argentina , Croatia , Grenada , Vietnam , Zimbabwe , The Black Expat
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Mar 24, 2021

If you don’t think a $1,000 is enough to live off, you simply have to change your mindset and possibly country.

While the average monthly rent for an apartment in America is $1,124, there are some destinations that you can live, including the cost of rent, food, and transportation for less.

Travel Noire has compiled a list of five countries to live in for less than $1K using data from Numbeo: the world’s largest cost of living database.

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1. Argentina

The cost of living in Argentina is up to 60% less than in the United States.

You can get by in Argentina for about $1,000 per month.

As for rent in Buenos Aires, you can generally expect to pay between $500 and $1,000 but expect to pay significantly less in other areas.

Argentina is a beautiful place to live where you can eat well, enjoy Argentina’s renowned wine varieties such as Malbec and Torrontes, and beautiful landscapes.

Head to Iguazu to see some of the world’s most amazing waterfalls, or drive Route 40 through Patagonia.

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2. Croatia

Croatia doesn’t get enough credit as a budget-friendly destination for expats. Estimated monthly costs are $743.59 for a single person. Croatia’s cost of living is 21% less than the United States, and rent is 65% lower.

There’s so much to love about Croatia if you plan to live there, including access to some of the most beautiful beaches and adventures on the wine trails.

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3. Grenada

Having the beach and good weather at your fingertips is why the Caribbean remains a popular spot for people looking to relocate abroad.

One of the cheaper destinations in the Caribbean is Grenada, according to data from Numbeo.

A one-bedroom apartment outside the city center can be found for as low as $300 per month. If you want a city apartment, a one-bedroom is a little higher at $500 per month.

So, why Grenada? It’s located in the Southern Caribbean and below the hurricane belt which means hurricanes are rare. It’s a volcanic island that is mountainous with a beautiful rainforest and some of the world’s best waterfalls.

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4. Vietnam

The cost of living is what makes Vietnam an attractive destination for aspiring expats. A single person can live in Vietnam for as low as $800 a month, according to Numbeo. The cost of living, on average, is 47% lower than in the United States and rent is 66% lower.

Rent in Ho Chi Minh City will cost you a little more but rent in the beautiful beach city Nha Trang is only $349.

Living under $1K isn’t the only thing you will love about Vietnam but also the warm and welcoming hospitality from locals, and traveling through a place that offers some of the healthiest dishes without breaking the bank.

One place you have to visit is Dalat known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate and some of the most beautiful villages you will ever see.

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5. Zimbabwe

Known to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the world for its breathtaking scenery and incredible safari, Zimbabwe is full of adventure and a good work-life balance.

A single person’s estimated monthly costs are a little more than $800, rent included. The cost of living in Zimbabwe is, on average, 31% lower than in the United States and rent is 77% lower.

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