Here are the 18 cheapest European countries if you want to live in them

The average rent for an apartment in Turkey varies between 200 and 250 euros per month (Getty)

In the midst of turmoil, wars and economic and living crises that flounder in developing, poor and unstable countries, people migrate and travel to live outside their countries, and often their destination is Europe.

If you want to move to live in Europe, here are the 18 cheapest countries according to the classification of the specialized website “Road is Cooling”, which is based on a set of criteria for the ranking of European countries, including apartment rent, food, transport and entertainment combined, and it was the cheapest:

1 – Poland

You can find a good apartment for two for rent between 400 and 500 euros near the center of a smaller city like Sestochoa, Łódód and Bydgosz, but not for long on AirNPN or through a broker.

A furnished one-bedroom apartment can be found for between 200 and 250 euros in prime locations. The cost of living is moderate.

2 – Lithuania

If you are going to settle in Vilnius, it is the most expensive city in this country as you will need more than $1000 per month for two people to live there comfortably. The average price of an apartment via Airbnb is 600 euros per month.

The price of the standard lunch per person is not excessive and varies between 6 and 8 euros, and the luxury lunch is billed between 20 and 25 euros.

3 – Latvia

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment near Riga city center is 350-400 euros, and for two- or three-bedrooms 400-500 euros, but you can save if you rent the apartment on an annual basis.

And if you are a little far from the city center, you can save 20% of the rent.

The health and food bill and transport costs varied between 400 and 500 euros per month. But utility bills are not good news, as they reach 100 euros in the summer and reach between 180 and 200 euros in the winter.

4 – Romania

Apartment rent starts from 800 euros per month for two people, which covers their bills. But there is a difference between choosing the capital, which is the most expensive place in the country, and the cheapest northern regions.

Living in Brasov has a monthly budget of $1,000, and the economy can save some. This included a car rental cover of 185 euros per month.

5 – Bulgaria

Of course, the cost of living in the capital, Sofia, is the highest in the country. However, you can find an apartment for rent between 600 and 650 euros per month. But if you rent for a long time, you will get a margin of between 400 and 450 euros away from the center of the country.

The budget for living in Bulgaria starts from 850 euros per month for two people, while the cheapest cities are Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna and Bansko.

6 – Slovakia

The cost of living in Bratislava is almost the same as the cost of Berlin and may need 1000 euros per month, knowing that this city experiences an increase in the cost of living year after year, because it is not far from Vienna and many choose it to live to save living expenses.

You can save by going east or south. Renting an apartment for two people in Poprad, for example, is around 520 euros per month, including all services, while an additional 500 euros covers food, transport and other expenses.

7 – Hungary

1000 euros per month is enough for you to live comfortably in this country, it covers the rent of the apartment, utilities, the purchase of good food as well as entertainment. And you can save money if you choose a place other than Budapest.

8 – Croatia

Here you need more than $1,000 a month for two people, and you can reduce the bill if you move a little away from the quieter areas away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist cities.

9 – Portugal

Cities in this country are seeing a rapid increase in the cost of living due to the demand for it. The bill varies from city to city, as is the case between Lisbon, Porto and others. If you specifically choose cities other than these two, and go to smaller, lesser-known areas, you’ll need at least $1,000 a month for two people.

10 – Czech Republic

Each person needs about $800 a month to cover his basic, non-exceptional, expenses. The costs in Prague are currently very high, as the rent of a one-bedroom apartment in the center of Prague is around 700 euros, and in Brno 500 euros. A regular lunch costs between 6 and 8 euros, more if you have a richer lunch.

11 – Spain

Living in Barcelona costs much more than 1,000 euros per month for two people, and this figure applies to the days before Corona and the Ukrainian war, which means that prices have risen relatively and are likely to be more.

12 – Turkey

Of course, the budget varies depending on the area in which you decide to live. The monthly rent for the apartment varies between 200 and 250 euros, while the cost of food and entertainment varies between 300 and 350 euros.

13 – Montenegro

In this country, the cost of living for two people varies between 800 and 900 euros per month, including rent for an apartment, a car, food and health bills and other miscellaneous items.

14 – Albania

Albania, like Montenegro, depends on tourism and seasons. Therefore, the cost per night increases every year between May and October to an average of 60-70 euros in the cities.

But to get a one-bedroom apartment through a broker, you can get a monthly rent between 200 and 250 euros. As for the cost of food and eating out at events, it adds between 250 and 300 euros, while car rental is very cheap, costing between 200 and 250 euros per month.

15 – Bosnia and Herzegovina

A good apartment can be found on GearBNP for 350-400 euros per month. Sarajevo seems to be the cheapest among European cities. A cheaper one-bedroom apartment can cost between 200 and 250 euros per month. Food cost for two is $10 for a regular lunch.

16 – Serbia

Renting a one-bedroom apartment in the center of Novi Saden, the second largest and most important city in the country, costs between 200 and 250 euros per month. In Belgrade this price doubles. But in general, you can live in Belgrade with a bill of less than $1,000 a month.

17 – Georgia

Without much effort, an apartment in Tbilisi can be found at a low price, between 350 and 400 euros per month for a luxury one-bedroom apartment, but there are much cheaper options.

Comfortable accommodation there can cost between 750 and 800 euros per month for two people.

18 – Ukraine

Of course, to talk about the pre-war period that is raging there now, because it is unlikely that you will be excited to go there now, it was possible to live comfortably in Ukraine at costs between 750 and 800 euros per month, but this applies in the case of choosing some cities other than the capital.

As for the cost of food for two people, it is less than 300 euros, and the rest of the cost of living can reach 500 euros.

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