It’s time to get moving–but to a place that speaks your language, get ready for the cheapest places to live in the world that speak English.
Living abroad is a great thing to do. It is also a privilege that not everyone is able to afford. That’s why, if you have the opportunity, whether through a high school or a college program; during your career; or if you’re just so wealthy that you don’t need to work and can live wherever you please–this is a good thing to do. Actually it is especially good to do if you are super wealthy because, chances are, you’re kind of a jerk and could use to have your horizons broadened and your perspective cleared.
That’s not to say that living abroad is the only thing one can do to broaden their horizons. I really hate when travel writer’s push travel down your throat and act like if you just save up enough money–anyone can do it! No, some people really cannot afford it, and not for lack or work or saving. It is prohibitively expensive to fly domestically for some, let alone internationally, plus accommodations and food–even at hostels or the absolute most scrimping of street eat locations. I realize this, so when I suggest those with the means visit or move elsewhere I do it knowing what a rare opportunity it is for them.
My best friend lived in Paris for a year. She loved it but had a hard time as her French was not as strong as she would have liked. It isn’t that people were mean to her, it’s just a very isolating feeling to not be able to fully express yourself or communicate. Those who do it are brave to try. I have another friend who lived in Bangkok for a year. Many people spoke at least some English, but it is still an impressive step to take–even if it is for a job.
Beyond just one year explorations or job postings, there are those who truly want to embrace a new country. I could certainly imagine some great reasons for doing so. However, it might be just a bit easier to acclimate if the majority of people speak your language. If that language is English, then have we got the list for you.
However, just so you explore all of your options we also recommend some extra reading. You know, the kind of stuff you do in class if you really want to impress the professor? Check out the 10 Cheapest Countries to Live In Europe article. You can then decide how important language is to you. Maybe you’re up for learning a new one, or you already know one. Hopefully, you do and it’s better than my Italian. Six semesters and still I am a babbling barely coherent individual when it comes to Italy.
So if you’re terrible at second languages, like me, don’t despair. You could still vamoose to a new country with our list of the cheapest places to live in the world that speak English. The research methodology we have used began at The University of Sheffield, which helped us to identify majority native English-speaking countries in the world. Then we took that data and we ranked it through World Bank’s Living Cost Index.
In general, the cost of living index including basic expenses such as health care, housing, food, taxes, transportation costs, etc. So these numbers from the index helped us to filter countries in a way that we want–the cheap way. Except living cost index, which doesn’t show us enough details about specific prices, so we have provided some examples of prices for the each country in the list using Numbeo site. In order to find the most appropriate city for you, we have chosen the third most populated city in each coutnry or we simply chose the city which was available in Numbeo’s database because of lack of data.
Those cities are ones with enough population and services which are available and cheap for anyone’s pocket. For example, we will show the prices of meals for two people in a mid-range restaurant and monthly costs of 10 Mbit internet. Here is the list of cheapest places to live in the world that speak English: