7 Cheapest place to live in Europe for a year

1. Hungary


Even in Budapest the capital and the largest city of Hungary you can find a furnish apartment in a convenient area for about 300 euros or less. If you are the kind of person who likes eating out with a glass of wine you would probably consider this place. If you have ancestral roots in the country, you can get a fast-track citizenship, with a dual passport. It is also one of the World’s Cheapest Destination for travel and you can hop on a train to visit neighbours; Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.
Average Monthly Rent =less than 300 euros (about RM1,290) – furnished apartment
Public Transportation Monthly = 37 euros (RM158)
Average Utilities Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) = 160 euros (about Rm680)
Combo Meal at McDonalds = 4.57 euros (about RM19.50)
2. Romania


In the cities this means anyone who comes in with cash can find a nice apartment for 250 euros relatively easily. If you’re a buyer, you can pick up a house or new condo for less than 42,000 euros
Average Monthly Rent = 250 euros (about RM1,057)
Average Utilities Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) = 90 euros
Public Transportation Monthly (Train) = 13 euros (about RM386)
Combo Meal at McDonald’s = 4.06 euros (about RM17.50)
3. Portugal


The price of property in Portugal away from the resorts and the coast is affordable.  You can bag bargains in some stunning inland towns and villages and still only be a short drive from major urban areas and the beach.  You will be looking at buying more traditional property rather than developed resort style homes, but you can certainly find affordable property if you hunt for it in Portugal.
The healthcare system in the country is so much more sophisticated in some ways…for example, more medicines can be bought over the counter from a pharmacist who is able to ‘diagnose’ and assist people with what medicines they should have and this makes it easier to get treatment for minor illnesses.
Average Monthly Rent = 430 euros (about RM1,800)
Public Transportation Monthly (Train) = 35 euros (about RM150)
Average Utilities Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) = 89 euros (about RM380)
Combo Meal at McDonald’s = 5.50 euros (about RM23.60)
4. Spain


Spain provides a seductively fine quality of life. The country is relatively large and varies enormously (culturally, climatically and economically) from region to region. Common to most of Spain is, however, a benign overall climate, a welcoming society, decent infrastructure and political stability after around four decades of sustained democracy.A
Average Monthly Rent = 450 euros (about RM1,930)
Average Utilities Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) = 118 euros (about RM506)
Public Transportation Monthly  = 45 euros (about RM193)
Combo Meal at McDonald’s = 7 euros (about RM30)
5. Greece


Greece is generally a very safe place and there is very little serious crime. They have one of the lowest costs of living in the European Union, although cities such as Athens are generally more expensive than the rest of the country.
Average Monthly Rent = 250 euros (about RM1,072)
Average Utilities Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) = 150 euros (about RM640)
Public Transportation Monthly = 30 euros (about RM130)
Combo Meal at McDonald’s = 6 euros (about RM25.74)
6. Slovakia


Slovak people are usually very kind and helpful. According to the Global Peace Index, it was the 24th safest country of the world in 2009 (20th in 2008 and 17th in 2007). But that does not mean that you can simply leave your wallet or a purse around. Slovakia is one of the less developed countries in the European Union but the standard of living here is growing very fast and in some areas social live is already on average of about other European Union countries around .
Average Monthly Rent = 350 euros (about RM1, 500)
Average Utilities Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) = 160 euros (about RM690)
Public Transportation Monthly = 25 euros (about RM107)
Combo Meal at McDonald’s = 5 euros (about RM21)
7. Bulgaria


Bulgaria is probably best known for its low property prices but what may be less widely appreciated is that the cost of living here is about a third of that in the UK.
Average Monthly Rent = 350 euros (about RM1,500)
Average Utilities Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) = 160 euros (about RM690)
Public Transportation Monthly = 25 euros (about RM107)
Combo Meal at McDonald’s = 3.58 euros (about RM15)

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