Cheapest Beach Cities to Live in Around the World – Thrillist

Phi-Phi island, Krabi Province, Thailand | Dmitry Rukhlenko/Shutterstock
Phi-Phi island, Krabi Province, Thailand | Dmitry Rukhlenko/Shutterstock

The World’s Most Beautiful Beach Cities Where You Can Live for Dirt Cheap

Get on island time… all of the time.

There’s a word for the healing effects of the ocean: “thalassotherapy.” You don’t even have to get in the water—just looking at the waves is enough to soothe even the most restless of minds. And on top of that, the sand is great for exfoliation. This free therapy is something you could have every day, and for very little cost, often with the added benefit of learning about new cultures. Sound like a fantasy? It doesn’t have to be.

More than a few Americans dream about picking up their lives and moving to some seaside villa in a country where your rent is less than a car payment. We talked to expats and looked at ballpark cost-of-living estimates from sites like Numbeo and Nomad List to find beautiful beaches where your dollar goes far, and your quality of life goes farther.

Algarve, Portugal
Algarve, Portugal | Sopotnicki/shutterstock

Algarve, Portugal

Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, Colombia | Jess Kraft/Shutterstock

Cartagena, Colombia

Hoi An, Vietnam

Taghazout, Morocco
Taghazout, Morocco | swuerfel/shutterstock

Taghazout, Morocco

Split, Croatia
Tupungato/shutterstock

Split, Croatia

Canggu, Bali

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain | nito/shutterstock

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic | Don Mammoser/shutterstock

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Diani Beach, Kenya

Roatán, Honduras

San Pancho, Mexico
San Pancho, Mexico | Jo Ann Snover/Shutterstock

San Pancho, Mexico

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand | pisaphotography/shutterstock

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Granada, Nicaragua
Granada, Nicaragua | Marc Venema/shutterstock

Granada, Nicaragua

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janiero, Brazil | IrenaV/Shutterstock

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Saint George's, Grenada
Saint George’s, Grenada | carma sumrall/Shutterstock

Saint George’s, Grenada

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Matt Meltzer is a contributing writer with Thrillist who lives in a coastal town no one can afford. Follow his journeys on Instagram @meltrez1.

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