9 Cheapest Beach Towns You Can Live In

Algarve, Portugal

It’s hard to believe a region with a hundred miles of coastline, cobblestone streets, and more sun than almost anywhere else in Europe has such a low cost of living. The Algarve is largely English-speaking and home to around 100,000 expats

Cartagena, Colombia

Living in Cartagena feels like a daily tropical Caribbean vacation. It appeals to partiers, history buffs, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Snorkeling and scuba diving are world-class here and only cost about $30 per trip. The historic center is a museum of Spanish

Hoi An, Vietnam

While Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh get most of the expat love, Hoi An offers spectacular green mountains and beaches that are often uncrowded. The old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can rent an apartment for as little as $250 a month

Taghazout, Morocco

Morocco is becoming a hot destination for entrepreneurs due to its fast internet and proximity to Western Europe. Rent plus a chic co-working space costs about $500/month combined. Taghazout is also one of the great North Atlantic surf towns

Split, Croatia

Split offers a balance of roaring international resort city life in the summer and a sleepy beach town vibe in the winter. Despite being one of the more expensive options on this list, it remains affordable compared to other European coastlines.

Canggu, Bali

Living in Canggu for $500 a month seems unrealistic, but it's one of the best surf towns in the South Pacific, attracting Americans looking to work remotely. The city has a youthful, wellness vibe with cafes, restaurants, and juice stands lining the streets.

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

Las Palmas offers a busy urban feel with quick escapes to beaches and the inland countryside. Rent for a place off the ocean is about $700 for a one-bedroom and $1,200 for a three-bedroom. The weather is some of the best in the world

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Las Terrenas is known for its solid expat community and affordable oceanfront homes. It's easy to establish residency, work, own a business, import a car tax-free, and get citizenship. The city is only a two-hour flight from Miam.

Diani Beach, Kenya

Kenya’s east coast white-sand beaches are dreamy. Diani Beach, just an hour from Mombasa, offers still waters thanks to coral reefs, beachside shacks with local Swahili dishes, skydiving, deep-sea fishing, and a subdued nightlife.

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