For many people, the idea of living abroad seems far-fetched. It's not until you take a look at just how affordable some of the most beautiful countries in the world are that you realize how easy it can actually be to move. Here are three countries that cost less than $40 per day to live in.
The United States' neighbor to the south has been facing its fair share of issues over the past decade, however, most parts of this beautiful country are still safe and highly affordable to live in. Prices will vary depending on where you decide to settle here, although the vast majority of the country is still livable on less than $40 per day.
It's not hard to find an apartment in Mexico for only $250 per month. Food is extremely affordable in both supermarkets and restaurants and transportation can be done on the cheap both on land and in the air. Prices are incredible here, yet it's the beautiful natural scenery and lifestyle that's bringing more and more expats to Mexico every single year.
Travelers from many countries including the US and EU citizens are able to stay in Mexico for 180 days per year. Staying longer is also possible by obtaining either an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, the most common being an FFM visa. The cheap cost of living and beautiful scenery make this one of the best countries on the planet you can live in for less than $40 per day.
For decades, India has been one of the most popular travel destinations for budget travelers. In more recent years, the government here has opened up many possibilities to reside long-term, and as a result many expats now call this country home.
Much like Mexico, it's not difficult to find good accommodation in the heart of major cities such as New Delhi for less than $300. Meals are said to cost between $1-4 in average restaurants, and food in the supermarket goes for much less. Long-term visas can now be obtained from the government here without too much effort.
There's no doubt that India is unlike any other country on earth. It's filled with one some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and the cuisine is varied and delicious. Those looking for a change of pace might want to consider a move here.
Croatia is slowly beginning to emerge as one of the premier travel destinations in all of Europe. Even the capital city of Zagreb (long seen as only a stopping point to the coast) is starting to become a touristic hot-spot. Luckily, prices here remain significantly lower than nearby countries like Italy and Austria.
The newfound increase in tourism along the coast has certainly driven up prices here, though it's still possible to find accommodation for under $400. If you decide to live in Zagreb, these prices will be even lower.
Unfortunately, Croatia implemented a new immigration policy in August of 2017 that made long-term visas much more difficult to obtain. That's not to say it's impossible, however, it will take going through a bit of bureaucracy. Those that have decided to call Croatia home will attest to its beauty.
Each of these countries can be lived in for less than $40 per day in 2018. Check out each one and decide for yourself whether or not you want to make the move!