Affordable Destination In Asia
The number one destination in Southeast Asia for American travelers, Thailand offers visitors marvelous bay views, encircled by a turquoise-colored ocean, pink-sand beaches bordered by tropical forests, where they can unwind and reconnect with nature, centuries-old Buddhist temples and unparalleled city breaks, all at inviting prices.
Thailand is particularly favored by digital nomads staying for extended periods of time. On average, they can expect to live comfortably on $532.70 per month (without rent), making it about 45% cheaper than the U.S. Getting there is a challenge in itself, as the only direct flights from North America leave from Canada, but the rewards are certainly worth the hassle.
Still in Southeast Asia, Laos is a regional hub for natural world experiences. Cut by the Mekong River, and famous for its rugged, mountainous landscape, it has always attracted backpackers dreaming of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world in an under-visited, relatively obscure country – without breaking the bank, of course.
Meal for one person at an inexpensive restaurant in Laos is only $2.72, while a pint of domestic beer is even cheaper, starting at $1.13. Be that as it may, locals who earn the equivalent to $3,740 per year will probably disagree prices in Laos are fair, though the average Westerner making 11 times that will not necessarily feel the pinch.
The last entry on the triad of affordable Southeast Asian (SEA) countries, Cambodia is a center for the culture known for its several millennia-old History, vast collection of archaeological sites, and as customary in SEA, the most breathtaking nature. Whether your idea of fun is getting lost in a museum, or relaxing in a secluded beach, Cambodia has got you covered.
Regarding prices, travelers are advised to add a minimum of $593.88 every month to their budget, in order to cover the cost of living, which is almost 40% cheaper than America. In Phnom Penh, the country’s largest city, tourists staying for the long-term will find rent can be up to 55.81% cheaper than other popular Western World states, such as France.