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The Safest & Most Affordable Places To Live In The World
Thinking about relocating to a new country? The top concerns for perspective expats are usually affordability and safety, especially if moving with the whole family in tow. While this has been a tumultuous year across the globe, there are still destinations that are prime spots for those looking for cheaper options without skimping on their safety. Some of these locations may still be under strict lockdowns, but here’s hoping that 2021 brings big moves and travel back into our lives.
1. Porto, Portugal
Nomad List ranks Porto as one of the top safest places for expats and digital nomads. This stunning coastal city is located north of Lisbon and is best known for its port wine production. When it comes to the cost of living, it is also one of the more affordable options in Europe. The cost of living for an expat is around $1,300 a month, with a studio apartment going for $600 a month.
2. Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Canggu offers expats a slice of tropical paradise with safety and affordability. Located on the south coast of Bali, Canggu is a resort village with year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, and quaint areas to explore. The cost of living for an expat is around $700 month with a studio apartment only costing $400 a month.
3. Tamarindo, Costa Rica
A huge surf destination, Tamarindo is located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste region. There are more affordable areas across Costa Rica, but for families looking for good schools, access to an international airport as well as beach culture, it’s a good bet. The cost of living for an expat is around $1,600 a month with studios going for $400 a month.
4. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Misty mountains, ancient temples, and stunning landscapes are just a few of the allures of Chiang Mai. It is also known for being safe and welcoming to foreigners. The cost of living is also a huge draw with expats living comfortably for around $800 a month and studio apartments costing just $300 a month.
5. Lima, Peru
With a cost of living only around $650 a month, Lima is one of the most affordable options on this list. It is also very safe and provides city amenities with the beauty of a coastal getaway. Enjoy weekend trips to the mountains and afternoons sunning on the beach, while also exploring magnificent historic sites and natural wonders.