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Digital Nomads Can Live In These 5 Countries For Less Than $1000 Per Month


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It’s no secret that the cost of living has skyrocketed in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom.

According edvoy.com, the median price for a one-bedroom apartment is around $1,224. Fortunately, digital nomads can relocate to places where the cost of living is low, but the quality of life is high.

These are the top five countries with a comfortable lifestyle for $1,000 or less:

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1. Philippines

A collection of islands, the Philippines has an abundance of beauty. With turquoise blue water beaches and delicious tropical fruits, living there is like living in paradise.

Although Manila is a popular city, it offers a higher cost of living than the surrounding area. Instead of heading towards the capital, visit Cebu, Davao City, Baguio and Dumaguete. Although these cities may not be as cosmopolitan as the capital, they still have many advantages, such as safer neighborhoods and friendly locals.

You can easily find a one-bedroom apartment for about $250 a month.

In addition to the low cost of rent, the food is also very reasonable. The average price of groceries for a single person is usually around $218 per month. Eating out can cost you just $70 a month if you eat locally and avoid touristy restaurants.

Getting around in the Philippines is usually done by taxi or jeepneys. The jeepneys are colorful open-air buses that cost less than a dollar per trip, depending on the distance. If you want more comfort and convenience, you can get around the island with taxis for around $2-$3 depending on how far you travel.

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2. Mexico

Mexico has been a magnet to attract digital nomads. While many expats have made their new home in Mexico City and Playa del Carmen, these cities are not the only options for foreigners.

Oaxaca City, Merida and Guadalajara are three great cities that offer culture and lower costs of living. Living in more rural areas or beach towns will cost you between $450-$700 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.

Utilities and Internet can cost between $25 and $50 per month. Phone bills are usually around $30 a month.

When shopping for groceries, buying local is helpful in keeping expenses down. However, eating out won’t break the bank if you’re not one to cook at home. You can eat well at most street food places for $4 to $8 per person. Most fancy restaurants will set you back $20 per person.

When moving, many places in Mexico are walkable. However, you can rely on public transport. So you can spend about $40 a month between buses, Uber and walking.

Pueblo Magico, Magical Town Of Tequisquiapan, Queretaro State, Mexico

3. Romania

When you hear the name Romania, the myth of Dracula may come to mind. Fantasy aside, this enchanting country is packed with castles and unique architecture, and is one of the most affordable places in Europe to live.

While it doesn’t offer sandy beaches and warm temperatures, it does offer high-speed internet, beautiful architecture, and a significantly low cost of living.

There are several places to live in Romania, including Braila, Arad, Pitesti, and Bucharest.

Renting a one-bedroom apartment inside or outside the city center is usually around $285-$388.

When moving around, the bus or the train is available. Although these forms of transportation are often slow, you can get a monthly bus pass for about $13.

Like most of Europe, the costs of fresh produce are quite low; however, if you want to eat at a nice restaurant, that could cost you anywhere from $50 to $100. However, fast food options will work out much cheaper for you.

Colorful street of Transylvania Romania


Wine, tango, and meat are just a few reasons why this South American gem is a great place to live for less.

Although Buenos Aires is a dream place to live, you can have the same beauty for a fraction of the cost in cities like Córdoba and Mendoza. One-bedroom apartments can range from $200-$400 a month.

Although Argentina is known for its signature cuisine, you can enjoy several dining options. A full meal at local restaurants can cost between $8 and $10. High-end and touristy restaurants can set you back around $20. And if you prefer to cook at home, you can shop at a local fish or produce market and take bags home. full of food for less than $20.

Getting around the main cities can be done by taxi or public transport. Monthly transit passes range from $15-$20 per month.

A couple admiring some very picturesque views outside of Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina

5. Pomegranate

Known as the island of spices in the Caribbean, living in Grenada is like living in heaven on earth. In this country, it is easy to enjoy a beach lifestyle without breaking the budget.

Many produce and products such as cheese and bread are produced locally and sold at a low price. However, foreign products like milk and beef can be more expensive.

A fancier restaurant can cost around $40-$50 when eating out. However, local fast food restaurants can cost you around $8 per meal.

When it comes to places to rent, the island has plenty of affordable options in towns like Grand Anse, St. George, Lance aux Espines, and Carriacou. A one-bedroom apartment in these areas can cost between $300 and $400.

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