The 8 Cheapest Countries To Go And Live In For A Year. It’ll Make You Want To Move!

Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

Thinking of taking off for a year? Here is a list of the best (and cheapest) places to spend a year discovering yourself.

1. Thailand
One Month’s Rent (1 bedroom): $300
Utilities: $70

Thailand is a country famous for its lush vegetation, busy cities, food, and the largest Buddha in the world. It has a variety of leisure activities, including kite flying, which used to be a competitive sport, in addition to being considered the golf capital of Asia.

Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

2. Guatemala
One Month’s Rent (1 bedroom): $320
Utilities: $120

Guatemala is a country rich with cultural history. It is also the birthplace of chocolate and blue jeans. There are many Mayan ruins to visit, which won’t be difficult as a monthly bus pass costs around $20.
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

3. Malaysia
One Month’s Rent (1 bedroom): $223
Utilities: $50

Malaysia is a nature lover’s dream, home to many species of wildlife, such as the Malayan tiger, and the proboscis monkey. Malaysia is replete with 210 mammal species, over 620 species of birds, and 250 reptile species, and about two thirds of the country are covered in forest.
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

4. Panama
One Month’s Rent (1 bedroom): $450
Utilities: $75

Panamanian culture is a blend of European, African, and Indigenous cultures. The country boasts many regional festivals and activities. Panama also offers tax incentives to foreign retirees, and is fast becoming a retirement haven.
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

5. Nepal
One Month’s Rent (1 bedroom): $90
Utilities: $30

Nepal is situated in between China and India, and is home to one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world, the Himalayas. The crown jewel of the Himalayas, Mount Everest, is the highest point on Earth. Nepalese culture is rich in history and folklore. Some festivals and celebrations last several days.
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year
Cheapest Countries to Live In For a Year

6. Vietnam
One Month’s Rent (1 bedroom): $300
Utilities: $50

Vietnam is well known for its delicious cuisine. It addition to being delectable, it’s incredibly affordable. For $5 or less, you can buy yourself a great meal. Enjoy the lush vegetation over a bowl of Pho!

7. Nicaragua
One Month’s Rent (1 bedroom): $150
Utilities: $40

Because the prices are so low in Nicaragua, the cost of living is much more affordable. You can join a gym for $30, and buy a bus pass for less than $10. Nicaragua also has a strong European heritage, predominately Spanish and British, but the culture has also been largely influenced by Amerindian customs.

8. India
One Month’s Rent (1 bedroom): $150
Utilities: 40$

India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It boasts the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, and many festivals supporting a culture that spans over 4500 years. Their film industry produces the most-watched films in the world. India is also commonly believed to be the country that invented chess.

source: Prismatic

16 Comments

  1. What about Bangladesh? If you rent a room here you will be cost no more then $50 and between $50, your eating cost will be covered. You will just need extra for visiting. Coxes Bazar, Sundarban etc are the most popular and visit able place.

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  3. Cambodia is much much cheaper, and a room in Thailand cost below 80$, I get it even in Krabi…. India is more expensive then Thailand… And Malaysia is the room rent very expensive, and so the livening compare to the countries for South East Asia…. Who has written this article has for sure no knowledge about Asia!! What is about the Philippines, Indonesia…

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  5. That’s because India is the trash bin of the world. You still live in a cast system. It’s a nasty over populated toilet. Ps. Quit raping women…peace

  6. It is infair that you put India right at the bottom of the list, with no pictures and all. In India, you can stay in almost every city at < $130, and utilities < $20. You can feed yourself for less than $5 for an entire day, and there are tons of beautiful places to visit. Heck, I've not even covered 5% of the places and I'm 23.

    • I doubt if you been to India, with such price you mentioned,
      a 1 room hut will cost you $300 and the food for the entire day never been below $50
      i wonder where you staid or what you been eating , but i agree India has a lot of nice places to visit

    • India is a heck of a lot more expensive, especially in the city. These should be qualified by saying where in these countries the rent quoted could be attained and give examples.

    • I agreed with you. But India is not a safe place to visit. A big country, lot’s of uneducated peoples, Huge population, nasty train journey, people use to toilet here and there. Raping woman,Religious fundamentalism,dominate over Minority etc is their daily routines. This country probably the most shit place in South Asia.

  7. My dream is to live in Thailand , I went when dad passed away last year and without any booze or drugs I fell in love with the place and understood why my dad decided to spend his last three years on the planet here, I am working hard to live this dream , and please check out my art work it’s all done straight from my heart so if it jumps yours please buy or even like and comment , thank and respect
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