Chiang Mai Coffee Shop. Credit: Spartantraveler.com
By moving to Thailand, you can cut your cost of living by two to six times, and probably have a higher standard of living than you would have in a big city in the US or UK. NomadList currently estimates that you can live in Chiang Mai for only £400 per month, and flights from London can be had for £500 return. There’s several other cities in Thailand, Vietnam and Eastern Europe, which offer a cost of living under £900 per month.
In the case of Chiang Mai, this includes:
- A nice, serviced apartment on short-let.
- Fast internet.
- Plenty of good cafes and co-working spaces.
- Warm weather all year.
- No commute.
- Big community of international remote workers.
- Eating out every meal.
- No visa required for 3 months.
- Set up within a day.