If you are looking for a new place to move in, you should definitively check our list of the cheapest and safest places to live in the world.
Moving to a new place can affect you in two ways. On the one hand, it can give you a better opportunity for employment, better standard of living, and new friends. However, on the other hand, maybe you won’t fit in the new surroundings, and it may be difficult for you to get a well-paid job. Everyone is trying to find the right place to move in, a place that can improve their lives. However, there are several aspects to keep in mind before deciding where to move. For example, if you are an English speaker, and you want to move somewhere where you will be able to understand the language, you can check our list of 17 Cheapest Places to Live in the World that Speak English.
While looking for the best place for you to move, you should consider two things – how safe the place is and how much will it cost you to live there. You don’t want to move to a place where there is a high probability of war or terrorist attack, plus you would like to know how much your effort will be valued. Even though you can’t be 100% sure about these things, there are some measurements that can help you. So, crime index will help you to find the safest and cost of living index will help you find the cheapest place to live.
As a starting point in our research, we took credible sources like Telegraph, Forbes, and Business Insider that were discussing either the cheapest or the safest places to live in. From these sources we got our first choices. However, in order to get the latest and most-trusted numbers, we used one of the largest databases in the world, Numbeo. The parameters we used for comparison are the crime rate index and cost of living index. First, we made two lists, one for the cheapest and one for the safest places to live. In order to create our final list, we took the average score based on crime rate for the safest and cost of living index for the cheapest places to live. The list is sorted by the score in a descending order but, because some of the places got the same score, we ranked them in alphabetical order.
Crime index: 64.18
Cost of living: 20.58
Karachi is the most popular place in Pakistan. There are many reasons why this place is so popular, and some of them are many spoken languages, different cultures, and great architecture. Back in the day, it was a small fishing village, but now, it is one of the largest cities in Pakistan.
Crime index: 50.05
Cost of living: 30.75
Kiev, compared to other big European cities, is a relatively safe place, but beware of pickpocketers. If you are not used to extreme temperatures, it may take you a while until you adapt to the weather here. This city is a great place to move in because it is one of the cheapest as well as safest in the world.
Crime index: 45.56
Cost of living: 40.63
There is much you can see in Sofia because this place is offering a lot of art galleries, cathedrals, and mosques. Bulgaria’s capital also has countless music festivals, bars, and fancy restaurants and it is a great city for traveling and living as well.
Crime index: 16.58
Cost of living: 87.48
You should consider moving to Singapore because it has more than 60 islands. Here, you can see man-made waterfalls, as well as F1 night races. The English language here is a bit different because the locals are using different phrases, but you will adjust to it quickly. Singapore is one of the greenest cities which adds a few bonus points on the pro list for this place as well.
Crime index: 47.81
Cost of living: 32.40
One of the most crowded cities in India is Mumbai. Here, people are always rushing somewhere. The street food in Mumbai is something you must try, and the best way to move around the city is by train. Mumbai is a big and modern city, that deserves its place on our list.
10. Hong Kong
Crime index: 20.68
Cost of living: 77.89
Next up on the list of cheapest and safest places to live in the world is Hong Kong that is a popular touristic destination, but it is also a perfect place for living. The language might be a problem for you because the official is Chinese, but don’t worry because the majority also speaks English. Their cuisine is something you must try, especially the noodles. In addition, Hong Kong has one of the best educational systems in the world.
Crime index: 38.64
Cost of living: 47.80
Budapest is one of the best cities to move and live in not only because the crime rate and the cost of living index are low, but because it also has a great architecture and cheap drinks. Here, you can get everywhere using the public transport so, if you want to move somewhere in Europe, you should at least consider moving to Budapest.
Crime index: 32.44
Cost of living: 51.89
The largest city in Lithuania and also its capital is Vilnius that ranked 8th on the list of cheapest and safest places to live in the world. Vilnius is known as a religious city, and it has the biggest as well as oldest churches in Europe. Vilnius is also a modern city, and it has many skyscrapers and shopping malls. The nightlife is also great, and this city is a magnet for young people.
Crime index: 47.26
Cost of living: 29.95
The climate of this city is very pleasing. In their restaurants, you can find delicious specialties from different cuisines. In Bangalore, it is easy to find a new job, but it has a crazy traffic. Overall, it is a great place, and if you are still hunting to see what are the cheapest and safest places to live in the world, you should keep Bangalore in mind.
Crime index: 15.76
Cost of living: 70.68
We are continuing our list of cheapest and safest places to live in the world with Taipei that is a beautiful city with shiny skyscrapers and great history. There are countless museums here that you need to visit. However, when it comes to moving around in the city, you should get used to riding a bike. People are working hard, and they are polite.
Crime index: 29.77
Cost of living: 49.36
One of the most visited cities in Europe is Prague, next on our list of cheapest and safest places to live in the world, but despite being a popular tourist destination, Prague is also a great place to live in. The transport system is excellent meaning regardless how far you are living, you will be in the center of the town in a couple of minutes. Also, if you love beer, you should keep this city in mind.
Crime index: 44.65
Cost of living: 28.64
Chennai has the second longest beach in the world and a few popular car factories like Skoda and Ford. This means that there are many job positions, and Chennai has been voted to be one of the safest cities not just in India, but in the world as well.
Crime index: 26.15
Cost of living: 45.57
In Warshaw, next on the list of cheapest and safest places to live in the world you can expect really hot summers and extremely cold winters. The transport here is efficient, and there are many museums you can visit during your free time. Also, the architecture in this city is amazing.
Crime index: 35.36
Cost of living: 34.87
In Kathmandu, the climate is a bit dry, but if that isn’t a big problem for you, you should move in here. Their culture is a bit different, but people are very polite, so you will adjust in no time.
Crime index: 28.92
Cost of living: 41.20
Bucharest found its way on top of our list of cheapest and safest places to live in the world. The food is delicious, and there are many great restaurants where you can dine. Also, there are countless museums and shopping centers where you can spend your free time. If you ever want to move to another place, you should seriously consider Bucharest.
This was our list of 15 cheapest and safest places to live in the world. We hope we managed to show you what are the cheapest but also the safest places in the world and maybe help you decide where to move.