Cost of Living in Spain (2023)

Year-round sunshine and a table full of affordable tapas? Yes, please. There are just a few of the things that called to me when I secured a non-lucrative visa and moved to Spain in 2018. More than five years later, and I’m still living here and eating my weight in Spanish omelets, pimientos de padron, …

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Cost of Living in Portugal (2023)

Portugal is a small yet vibrant country located on the western coast of Europe’s Iberian Peninsula. Known for its picturesque cities, historic landmarks, and stunning natural landscapes, it offers something for pretty much any type of expat or digital nomad. From the bustling streets of Lisbon—which has become a true digital nomad hotspot—to the tranquil …

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Cost of Living in Eastern Europe

Cost of Living in Eastern Europe (2023)

The countries in Eastern Europe have long and complex histories. While Western Europe has many similar foundational elements in terms of religion and architecture, politics in the 20th century have shaped two distinct regions of the world. For expats looking at Western Europe, living in Berlin and Amsterdam are two popular options, as are Portugal …

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Cost of Living: Berlin & Amsterdam

Cost of Living in Berlin & Amsterdam (2023)

Traveling Europe is a bucket list dream for many. College students save and strive for a European backpacking trip, art students flock to Florence, hikers to Switzerland, and wine-lovers to France. In my college days, the love of Italian food and culture lured me over with a study abroad. More than a decade later I …

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Cost of Living in Vietnam

Cost of Living in Vietnam (2023)

Vietnam is a fast-growing expat destination, and one of the more popular places for retirees, expats, and digital nomads living in Southeast Asia. The country offers expats a quality of life that is, in many ways, better than that of neighboring nations. The food is diverse and delicious, the cost of living is low, and there …

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Living Costs in Costa Rica

Cost of Living in Costa Rica (2023)

Costa Rica conjures images of lush tropical rainforest, volcanoes, and miles of coastal beaches. More than most places, the country even lives up to that idyllic image. Costa Rica is firmly on the tourist radar and visitors come from every corner of the world. The bulk of these visitors head straight to one of two …

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living costs to retire in Panama

Cost of Living in Panama (2023)

The United States’ strong presence in Panama dates back to the early 1900s, and it spans nearly all of the 20th century. This fact has had a lasting impact on the country, and it also why so many expats looking to move to Central America are quick to consider Panama. In 1903, Panama granted the …

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Cost of Living Comparison Around the World

An increasing number of retirees and digital nomads are looking for ways to save costs, experience a new culture, and live in another country. Our comprehensive guides detail and compare the cost of living in the world’s major expat spots. Since 2008, I have explored the world slowly, and I’ve lived everywhere from Mexico to …

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