The 10 Cheapest Places To Live In The World

10. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Although the thought of living in the capital city of Saudi Arabia might be daunting because of the strictly traditional lifestyle – especially for women – things are extremely safe here for foreigners. Inside expat compounds one can relax — the religious police, or mutawa, are not allowed inside, and so women may dress as they wish, and men and women can mix for sports and recreation, of which there is much choice. Swimming, tennis, well-outfitted gyms are all features of expat compounds. Outside the compound there is the Souk al-Thumairi, a traditional Saudi market where local handicrafts may be bought. If you’d rather more Western shopping, malls and shops such as Gucci and Versace abound, although the latter stores are exceptions among the otherwise cheap living costs.
10. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia