If the steady upward march of inflation has you tired of living in your country perhaps it’s time to start thinking about relocating to another country with a lower cost of living in order to manage your money better.
With rents 93 percents cheaper than the Big Apple and an overall cost of living that’s 65 percents lower, Macedonia makes this year’s top 10 countries with the cheapest cost of living. An evening out costs 76 percents less than in NYC, and you can enjoy a nice dinner for two priced at just $20.
Home to Bengal tigers and vast scenic forests ribboned with rivers, Bangladesh is one of the least expensive countries to live and work with a cost of living that’s 68 percent cheaper than NYC. The uber-cheap rent is 94 percent cheaper, and a meal out costs 70 percent less.
Living in the land of the Great Pyramids is cheaper than you might think. Pick up groceries at a discount of 77 percent, or eat out for one-fifth as much. The country’s cost of living is just 26 percent than that of NYC, and rents are 95 percent cheaper.
Make a run for the border — Mexico is one of the countries with the cheapest cost of living. Pay rent that’s 90 percent less than NYC, pick up groceries for just 20 percent of Big Apple costs and eat out for 71 percent less.
A night out for residents in Ukraine might include a show in an 18th-century theatre in Odessa, along with a meal that costs 81 percent less than it would in New York. Rent is even a better deal: Expect to pay just 9 percent of what you would shell out for a flat in the Big Apple.
Moving up a slot from last year’s survey into the top five countries with the cheapest cost of living, Zambia has a cost of living that’s 54 percent lower than the U.S. and a purchasing power that’s 1.26 percent greater.
Whitewashed communities along the Mediterranean Sea make Tunisia a picturesque place to settle, but it’s also one of the least expensive countries to live in. Rents are 94 percent cheaper in Tunisia, and you’ll pay just 17 percent of what you would eating out in NYC.
Life in Pakistan is 75 percent cheaper than New York City, putting it in the top three cheapest countries to live and work. Expect to pay 94 percent less for rent, and enjoy an evening out at a restaurant for 80 percent savings over the Big City.
2. Saudi Arabia
Although Saudi Arabia is one of the richest countries in the world, you don’t have to have millions to live there. The cost of living is 52 percent cheaper and rents are 76 percent lower than Manhattan. Head to one of the country’s luxe malls, and enjoy purchasing power that’s 31 percent greater than NYC.
New York City has amazing Indian cuisine, but you’ll save 81 percent on food when you move to India. Rents are 93 percent cheaper than the Big Apple, and the cost of living is just 27 percent of what you can expect to pay in NYC.