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Best Rental Destinations for Downshifters

Where can remote workers find the cheapest cities to rent a studio apartment? Nomadic You lists these;

Antalya Beach from your $225 Best Rental Destination. Photo Pixabay
Antalya Beach from your $225 Best Rental Destination. Photo Pixabay

Top 25 Best Rental Destinations in the World.

Expatistan claims to be a Wikipedia for prices. It is a collaborative effort by users to add prices for a variety of items. Since rental cost makes up the largest chunk of most budgets, Nomadic You looked at Expatistan rental prices for our 25 budget destinations.

Expatistan statistics are for rental prices for 85m2 and 45m2 studio apartments in both expensive and ‘normal’ areas. For this comparison, we focused on the smaller studio apartments. Rental costs are an average of the expensive and normal suburb costs.

Furnished Studio Price Per Month      
1 Antalya $225 213 € £184
2 Bangalore $229 217 € £187
3 Bali $259 246 € £212
4 Chiang Mai $266 252 € £218
5 PlayaDelCarmen $295 280 € £242
6 Colombo $316 300 € £259
7 Johor Baru $320 304 € £262
8 Hanoi $355 337 € £291
9 Delhi $361 343 € £296
10 Athens $408 387 € £334
11 Budapest $425 404 € £349
12 SaintPetersburg $472 448 € £387
13 Phuket $517 491 € £424
14 Bogota $531 504 € £435
15 Warsaw $540 513 € £442
16 Prague $541 513 € £443
17 Johannesburg $541 513 € £443
18 Buenos Aires $553 525 € £453
19 Lima $563 535 € £462
20 Istanbul $565 536 € £463
21 Mexico City $576 547 € £472
22 Bangkok $601 571 € £493
23 Lisbon $607 576 € £497
24 Santiago $660 627 € £541
25 Cape Town $684 650 € £561

 @NomadicYou Will it be the beaches of Bali and Antalya, or cultural Chiang Mai and Bangalore that top your best rental destinations?

It is interesting to see how Johannesburg and Cape Town are relatively cheap to buy property in, but not that cheap to rent. The Antalya beaches seem appealing at around $225 for a furnished studio apartment per month. And since this is an average, it is possible to find rental apartments even cheaper than that!