Good Morning Dinks. Let me ask you a question, where do you live and why? I live in a city 7 hours away from the town where I grew up because I wanted to move away from home and I wanted to move to a big city. The freedom, the career opportunities and the life experiences are a lot greater in a big metropolis than they are in a small suburban town. However, the cost of having that freedom and those life experiences are a lot more expensive in a big city. Think about the last time that you went to a fast food restaurant and think about the last time you went to the movies, how much did it cost? The odds are that your fast food meal and your movie ticket cost between $10 and $20 each.
Where do you live?
Some of us left home and moved to a city far away to gain freedom and life experiences. Some of us moved for greater job opportunities, and some of us may have moved to a new city or a new country for the change in culture. However, maybe you are the opposite of me. Maybe you moved from a big city to a small town because the cost of living is cheaper. Maybe you moved out of the downtown area into the suburbs because the home prices are cheaper.
MSN recently published a list of the cheapest cities to live in the world.
Do you live in a cheap city?
Tirana, Albania – This is the capital of Albania and the cost of living is very cheap. People can see a movie for only $4.74 and get a cup of coffee for only $1.90. There are 421,000 who live in this town.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras – This is the capital city in Honduras and you can rent a luxury two bedroom apartment for only $700 per month.
Skopje, Macedonia – Even though this is the 8th cheapest city in the world, not everything in Skopje is a bargain.
Kolkata, India – Can you imagine paying only $2.72 for a fast food meal? Maybe you should move to Kolkata. Everyday consumer goods are very cheap in Kolkata.
Tunis, Tunisia – If you live in Tunis you can rent a luxury two bedroom apartment for less than $500 per month. How much are you currently paying for rent?
La Paz, Bolivia – This city has the second largest population in the country. A movie ticket costs only $3.62 in La Paz and a fast food meal is only $5.06.
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Not many people know the city of Bishkek, but many budget friendly travellers know exactly where it is located. The population of Bishkek is over 830,000 and people can rent a luxury two bedroom apartment for only $700 per month.
Managua, Nicaragua – This capital city is the cheapest in both North and South America. A movie ticket costs only $3.25 and you can buy a cup of copy for only $1.63.
Islamabad, Pakistan – Not everything is very cheap in this city. Although housing can be very expensive in Islamabad, daily necessities such as a cup of coffee are only $2.76 and a fast food meal is $4.19.
Karachi, Pakistan – Is the leading cheapest city in the world. It is the largest city in Pakistan and also the cheapest. A luxury two bedroom apartment can be rented for only $352 per month.
Photo by Kevin Dooley