These are the 7 best places to live rich without much money!
Have you ever felt the desire to pack a few bags and leave everything else behind? To move somewhere exotic and live simply, without technology or the stresses of everyday life?
Just in case you ever decide to make the move, here’s a list of seven places that are made for just that — a simple, peaceful, affordable and beautiful stress-free life.
1. Alicante, Spain
If you want a city where frugal living is the norm, then Alicante is your place. They’ve done it without sacrificing any beauty or quality of living. It’s a beach city on Spain’s Costa Blanca and is famous for its wonderful climate, great food, stellar entertainment, relaxing lifestyle and lack of significant tourism. It’s a place that won’t disappoint. So what are the costs? Renting a one bedroom apartment in the city’s center runs you about $550 a month. Public transit is around $40 a month. A good bottle of wine is $5 and a good domestic beer is a dollar. Spain’s minimum wage is $5.82 an hour.
2. Mendoza, Argentina
If you want to live in wine country you don’t have to resort to expensive Sonoma County California. Mendoza is right in the middle of wine country. If you have your heart set on starting a new business, this could be your place. The economy is strong as is demand for new businesses. So how much to live here? In the city you are looking at $380 a month for a one bedroom. If you want to buy an apartment you can do so for around $60,000. Want a beer? Try a domestic for $1.40. Wine? A real good bottle will set you back $4. Argentina’s minimum wage is $8.35 an hour.
3. Bali, Indonesia
This is a low-cost living heaven located in Asia. Bali has a hopping nightlife, vibrant tourism economy, and is a great place to set up shop. Rent on a one bedroom apartment in the city’s center is $300 a month.$300 a month will get you an apartment in the city. $1.60 and you have yourself a good domestic beer, while $12 will get you a good bottle of wine. Minimum wage is $1.20 an hour.
4. Chiang Mai, Thailand
If you are after the best possible climate and want to live in Asia, then Chiang Mai is the place for you. This mountain town has culture, great food, great neighbors and it is incredibly affordable with a one bedroom in the city running you $250 a month. $13 for a great bottle of wine, or if you want a domestic beer you are looking at $1.30. Thailand’s minimum wage is $2.87 an hour.
5. Corozal, Belize
This is the city for folks who want to kick back and relax. It’s a hot spot for meditation and yoga, has beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, and it’s very affordable. Life in the city center runs about $190 for a one bedroom, or you can buy a two bedroom apartment for $115,000. Wine will set you back $12 for a good bottle, while domestic beer is around $1.50. The minimum wage in Belize is $2.92.
6. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
There’s a lot of choices in Mexico, but when it comes down to it, Puerto Vallarta is tough to beat. It probably sounds familiar, and that’s the downfall. Tourism is pretty heavy. But the beauty and romance, coupled with the low-cost living and great tasting cheap tequila make this a place to seriously consider. In the city you are looking at around $450 a month for a one bedroom, or $55,000 can buy you a townhouse. Dollar and a quarter beer, and a little over seven bucks for a bottle of wine. Did I mention the great tasting cheap tequila? Mexico’s minimum wage is $.89 an hour. Good luck.
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7. Ojen, Spain
Back to Spain! Ojen has multimillion dollar villas and also incredibly affordable living. Renting a one bedroom apartment in the city’s center runs you $330 a month. A traditional townhouse costs $100,000. A good bottle of wine is just $4 and a good domestic beer is $1.25. Spain’s minimum wage is $5.82 an hour.
These are all incredible places. While they all have low-cost living and good cheap drinking in common, they each have their own unique style and local flavor.
Have you visited or lived in any of these cities? Let’s hear about it in the comments section below!
Source: Idealist Revolution
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