This Greek city was singled out by Business Insider in the top 12 in the world to live at a low cost

This Greek city was singled out by Business Insider in the top 12 in the world to live at a low cost
This Greek city was singled out by Business Insider in the top 12 in the world to live at a low cost

Business Insider observes that more and more Americans are taking advantage of remote work and deciding to move to cities abroad.

As he characteristically writes, “remote workers become “digital nomads”, while living in heavenly places from Spain to Colombia”.

So Insider compiled a list of 12 cities where you can live relatively cheaply, using data from comparison website Numbeo, which provides a summary of the cost of living in major cities around the world.

Numbeo averages user-submitted expenses, including estimated monthly expenses for an individual or a family of four, as well as the monthly rent and purchase price of a downtown home. It also identifies typical prices for a coffee, a meal for two and a gym membership. Insider has selected cities from various countries and continents, trying to select those that are relatively affordable, especially compared to the US.

In 8th place of the top dozen is also a Greek city. The reason for Larissa!

“Larissa is the main city of the region of Thessaly in Greece, which is located between Mount Oeta and Mount Olympus. Located on the Pinios river, the city is surrounded by rich valleys and features a mountainous landscape. Larissa’s biggest attractions include its amphitheater dating back to the Roman era and the Timeless Museum, which houses its ancient and medieval history,” Insider notes.

The Pinios river bridge in Larissa.

Bridge over the Pinios River in Alcazar Park.

The article continues by detailing the costs.

  • Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom house in the city center: $286.90
  • Median cost of buying a home downtown: $184,330
  • Monthly cost for a person living alone (not including rent): $721.50
  • Monthly cost for a family of four (without rent): 2121 euros or $2,420.70
  • Cost of a cappuccino: $3.16
  • Cost of a three-course meal for two: $34.86
  • Monthly gym membership cost: $45.58

According to the article, in Larissa the most common jobs are related to construction, agriculture and tourism.

Business Insider’s top cities for low cost of living

  1. Bucharest, Romania
  2. Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Cartagena, Colombia
  4. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  5. Georgetown, Malaysia
  6. Jaipur, India
  7. Lagos, Nigeria
  8. Larissa, Greece
  9. Puebla, Mexico
  10. Rabat, Morocco
  11. Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  12. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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