The 17 Best Cities To Live Cheaply

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RankCityLiveWorkPlayMonthly Living Cost
1Chiang Mai★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$700
2Prague★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,550
3Ho Chi Minh ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,300
4Budapest★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,600
5Bucharest★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,550
6Krakow★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,550
7Medellin ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,600
8Bali (Ubud)★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,400
9Lisbon★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,950
10Cuzco★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,150
11Belgrade★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,500
12Berlin★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$2,000
13Buenos Aires★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,600
14Santiago★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$1,800
15Montevideo ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$2,000
16Barcelona★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$2,300
17Montreal★ ★ ★ ★ ★ US$2,300
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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Photo

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Cheap HostelUS$4 Per NightKikies House

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  • PriceUS$58
    • FlightChiang Mai (CNX) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
    • AirlineAirAsia
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Prague

Prague Photo

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  • CityPrague
  • Live ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Work ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    • Internet Speed40 Mbps
    • Best Co-Working SpaceWoBu
  • Play ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    • Pint Of BeerUS$1
    • Safe Beer PickPilsner Urquel

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Cheap HostelUS$6 Per NightChili Hostel

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  • PriceUS$31
    • FlightPrague (PRG) - Brussels (CRL)
    • AirlineRyanair
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Ho Chi Minh

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  • CityHo Chi Minh
  • Live ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Work ★ ★ ★
    • Internet Speed18 Mbps
    • Best Co-Working SpaceWork Saignon
  • Play ★ ★ ★
    • Pint Of BeerUS$1
    • Safe Beer PickHanoi Beer

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Cheap HostelUS$5 Per NightBudget Hostel

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  • PriceUS$52
    • FlightHo Chi Minh City (SGN) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
    • AirlineAirAsia
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Budapest

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Cheap HostelUS$7 Per NightInfinity Party Hostel

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  • PriceUS$10
    • FlightBudapest (BUD) - London (STN)
    • AirlineRyanair
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Bucharest

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Cheap HostelUS$11 Per NightPeaches Hostel

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  • PriceUS$25
    • FlightBucharest (OTP) - Brussels (CRL)
    • AirlineRyanair
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Krakow

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Cheap HostelUS$7 Per NightOrange Hostel Krakow

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  • PriceUS$25
    • FlightKraków (KRK) - Stockholm (NYO)
    • AirlineRyanair
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Medellin

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Cheap HostelUS$8 Per NightEco Hostel Medellin

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  • PriceUS$99
    • FlightMedellín (MDE) - Panama (BLB)
    • AirlineVivaColombia
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Bali (Ubud)

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Cheap HostelUS$7 Per NightIn Da Lodge

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  • PriceUS$51
    • FlightDenpasar (DPS) - Singapore (SIN)
    • AirlineIndonesia AirAsia
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Lisbon

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Cheap HostelUS$10 Per NightLxCorner Hostel

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  • PriceUS$25
    • FlightLisbon (LIS) - Brussels (BRU)
    • AirlineRyanair
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Cuzco

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Cheap HostelUS$5 Per NightPakari

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  • PriceUS$100
    • FlightCusco (CUZ) - La Paz (LPB)
    • AirlineAmaszonas
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Belgrade

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Cheap HostelUS$7 Per NightThe Big Hostel

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  • PriceUS$52
    • FlightBelgrade (BEG) - Basel-Mulhouse (MLH)
    • AirlineWizzair
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Berlin

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Cheap HostelUS$11 Per NightGenerator Hostel Prenzlauer Berg

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  • PriceUS$25
    • FlightBerlin (SXF) - Rygge (RYG)
    • AirlineRyanair
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Buenos Aires

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Cheap HostelUS$8 Per NightRancho Urbano

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  • PriceUS$181
    • FlightBuenos Aires (EZE) - Montevideo (MVD)
    • AirlineAerolíneas Argentinas
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Santiago

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Cheap HostelUS$10 Per NightChile Lindo Hostel

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  • PriceUS$146
    • FlightSantiago (SCL) - Mendoza (MDZ)
    • AirlineLAN Airlines
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Montevideo

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Cheap HostelUS$11 Per NightWilly Fogg Hostel

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  • PriceUS$131
    • FlightMontevideo (MVD) - Buenos Aires (AEP)
    • AirlineAerolíneas Argentinas
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Barcelona

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Cheap HostelUS$10 Per NightBlack Swan

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Cheapest Flight Out
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  • PriceUS$25
    • FlightBarcelona (BCN) - Beauvais (BVA)
    • AirlineRyanair
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Montreal

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Cheap HostelUS$15 Per NightHI-Montréal

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  • PriceUS$154
    • FlightMontreal (YUL) - Pittsburgh (PIT)
    • AirlineUnited Airlines
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