Looking for a Place to Start a New Life? Here are 10 of the Best.

Avarua Cook Islands
Avarua Cook Islands

Do you ever feel like you’re not living the life you imagined?  Like maybe there is a place, somewhere, that is just more in line with the real you?

Many corners of the world offer the opportunity to move and start living your new life – yes there may be obstacles, but where you have the will, you’ll find a way…

Here are 10 countries where you can start a new life in paradise.

1. Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua’s incredible beaches are as amazing as those in the Maldives or the Seychelles. The island attracts few tourists so you can peacefully enjoy all the attractions it has to offer, such as whale watching, going for walks, and just experiencing the beauty all around you. Long-term rents are cheap: you can find an apartment here for $130 a month.

Avarua Cook Islands

2. Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

The town of Český Krumlov is a place out of a fairy-tale. Located in the Czech region of Bohemia and considered by many to be one of the most picturesque towns in Europe, its streets are made of small cobblestones and a stunning castle sits above a river.

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Here you can rent an apartment for $4oo a month.  Your biggest challenge will be learning to speak Czech.


3. Koh Thonsáy, Cambodia

If you have ever imagined living in a beach and jungle paradise, then Koh Thonsay might be the place for you. Inhabited part-time by local fishermen and their families who come over from the mainland, rustic accommodation is available for a low price ($250-400 a month).

Seafood is $1-2; for $5 you can get a tasty meal. The downside is that the beaches are not maintained, and the island is pretty wild, but if you want to get away from civilization, this is the place to escape to.


 4. Guanajuato, Mexico

Beautiful, vivid Guanajuato is brimming with Mexican culture. You can rent an apartment for $150 a month, a ticket to the cinema will cost $3, and a drink $1.

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5. The Pearl Islands, Panama

Panama’s Pearl Islands were named by Spanish Conquistadors after the great number of pearls that were once found and mined there. Today this archipelago is largely uninhabited, but there are a few islands with luxurious resorts popular with tourists.

Perfect deserted white sand beaches, abundant marine life, and a tropical island lifestyle. For $300, you can rent a small house close to the sea. Sounds amazing, right?

pearl islands panama

6. Agonda Beach, Goa, India

If you like elephants, get ready to get up close and personal with them in Goa. Visit temples, make friends with the locals, practice yoga on the beach, have a glass of wine for only 50 cents… all can be done in this divine place. What else do you need?

agonda beach goa india

7. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

If you have ever been to France, you will probably feel at home in this north Bulgarian town. Picturesque and one of Bulgaria’s foremost educational and cultural centers, you can buy a bottle of wine for 80 cents, and an apartment for $200 a month.  The only downside to the place is the city’s infrastructure, which needs to be improved.


8. Hồ Cốc, Vietnam

Probably the best place in Asia for diving, its beaches are fairly free of tourists, even on weekends.

Comfortable accommodation can be found for $150-200 a month.


9. Ksamil Beach, Albania

Ksamil beach in Albania is an ideal place for anyone seeking a quiet life. With its mild Mediterranean climate, tangerines, fish and local cuisine, this place will become one of your favorites. Compared to neighboring Greece or Italy, it is cheap to live — about $100-200 for apartment rent for a month, and a drink for 90 cents.

Ksamil Beach

10. Las Trancas, Chile

Las Trancas is a famous place in South America where you can experience fantastic mountain views, rent an accommodation for $300 a month, and go skiing all the time. The only downside? Here it is is always winter.