10 Cheapest Places To Live Lists Greece for the First time

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Quit your job and move to one of the cheapest (and best) places to live in the world, a country where it costs so little you might be able to stop working reports the Forbes Magazine

For the past six years, I have been examining the cheapest countries to live around the globe (you can see the reports from2022,2021,2020,2019,2018and2017). For 2023, I once again tapped into the experts at International Living, which releases anAnnual Global Retirement Indexof the top places to retire says Laura Begley Bloom

On number 7 on the list comes Greece for the first time.


Why:A newcomer to this year’s list is Greece, which has made strides in creating more visa options to allow people to stay longer. “And, of course, it’s beautiful and good-value, too,” says Stevens. Other perks: “some of the best food in the world and a rich, deep history,” says International Living correspondent Lynn Roulo.

Where to Move:The country is best known for its islands. “With three major bodies of water and six distinct island groupings, the Greek islands can keep visitors endlessly interested in exploring. If Greece becomes your home, island hopping becomes a part of your life,” says Roulo. But don’t think it’s all sun all the time: This is a country with seasons. For example: “If you live in Athens, expect very hot summers and cool, rainy winters,” says Roulo.

The Cost:“Practically speaking, a couple can live comfortably in Greece from around$1,900 a monthand a single from about $1,600,” says Stevens. “But keep in mind that for a renewable residence visa, you need to show you have at least €2,000 a month.”

The rest of them in order

1. Portugal

2. Mexico

3. Panama

4. Ecuador

5. Costa Rica

6. Spain

7. Greece

8. France

9. Italy (tied for #9)

9. Thailand (tied for #9)