For such a small country, Albania has a lot to show. It boasts the beautiful Albanian Alps, and since it’s located on the Balkan Peninsula, its beaches offer its tourists a dip in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
Albania’s capital is the city of Tirana – a welcoming, colorful city, full of historical landmarks and archaeological sites – a great source of pride for the country’s population of nearly 3 million.
Local purchasing power is 65.51% lower
Rent is 93.7% cheaper
Groceries are 73.93% cheaper
Local goods and services are 67.58% cheaper
Serbia has a very rocky history. It used to be part of Yugoslavia and then went on to be part of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro. It finally became independent in 2006. This landlocked country is neighbor to Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania and Bulgaria.
Serbia is now officially an EU member. Its nearly 9 million residents enjoy the country's affordable cost of living. If you learn a few words in Serbian, the local language, you might be able to enjoy it too.
Local purchasing power is 59.2% lower
Rent is 92.75% cheaper
Groceries are 75.04% cheaper
Local goods and services are 66.21% cheaper
Famous for its vampire myths, Romania has quite a spooky reputation. Especially when you take in all the medieval buildings and castles around it. Other than being a great set for Dracula-themed movies, this country also has an impressive Black Sea shoreline.
There are nearly 20 million people living in this Eastern European country, and their official language is Romanian.
Local purchasing power is 46.56% lower
Rent is 90.41% cheaper
Groceries are 70.95% cheaper
Local goods and services are 64.37% cheaper
As you would expect of a country that is mostly located in the Sahara Desert, Algeria's climate is not for those who enjoy the cold. This country is the largest one in Africa, bordering with Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, Tunisia, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Once a French colony, Algeria became independent in 1962. These days, the country's stable economy relies mostly on gas and oil.
Local purchasing power is 63.34% lower
Rent is 93.17% cheaper
Groceries are 67.5% cheaper
Local goods and services are 67.62% cheaper
Located between Russia and China, Kazakhstan is quite a melting pot, bringing together Uzbeks, Russians, Chechens and Koreans under one flag.
Its 18.7 million residents enjoy a stable government and economy, as well as clear lakes and crisp, white ski slopes. The official languages are Kazakh and Russian.
Local purchasing power is 55.16% lower
Rent is 88.73% cheaper
Groceries are 75.17% cheaper
Local goods and services are 69.26% cheaper