How reasonably priced is Bansko as a nomad vacation spot? In most different areas I spend about $2000 monthly, so I wished to see what a month in Bansko would value me.
I’ve tracked all of my bills from my first month dwelling right here so you’ll be able to see the way it all broke down. In the event you’re searching for low value of dwelling whereas nonetheless having fun with the life-style in an amazing European mountain city, Bansko can’t be beat!!
Some concerns to bear in mind:
As a volunteer at Coworking Bansko throughout my first month in March 2018, I didn’t should pay the membership payment of €99 monthly. Once I got here again, I made a decision to pay for membership to give attention to my enterprise. You possibly can be taught extra concerning the volunteer program right here.
I splurged on my rental so I might keep in one of many Coliving residences in the identical constructing upstairs. I paid barely greater than I’d have had I shopped round for a less expensive studio residence which might have been about €150 — €200 for an residence plus utilities. That being mentioned, I had an amazing room with an attractive view, in an residence with its personal kitchen and laundry machine simply upstairs.
I ate out A LOT. Cooking for one shouldn’t be very a lot enjoyable. Additionally, the most effective foodstuffs are discovered at LIDL within the neighboring city of Razlog which is a 5–10 minute drive away. I solely went there as soon as throughout my first keep in Bansko. Had I not been so lazy and a bit of extra artistic, I might have made it work by cooking my very own meals from the native Sunday market and smaller markets on the town, however I didn’t. You possibly can spend even much less on meals if you’re in self-catering.
I had unexpected medical bills after I got here down with a virus, however I’d have gone snowboarding had I not gotten sick so I think about it might have evened out.
I spent a weekend in Sofia to go to a buddy; had I not gone on a metropolis break, I’d have saved on lodging and transportation prices incurred there. Nevertheless it was definitely worth the enjoyable facet journey.
Had I not gone for the weekend, I’d have saved fairly a bit (however might have spent cash on actions in Bansko that weekend — I’ll by no means know!)
I spent solely about half of my regular month-to-month price range and had a good time right here with out lacking something. So sure, Bansko is known as a price range pleasant locations for nomads and a few of my buddies spend even much less right here. And I did plenty of enjoyable issues whereas in Bansko. Examine my article How we Combine Enjoyable and Work to be taught extra.
Concerning the writer:
Louise is initially from the San Francisco Bay Space, however has been dwelling the expat-nomad life-style since 2008. To assist her adventures, she works in Pinterest advertising and within the blockchain house. She travels the world, having fun with life and spreading cheer to all who cross her path.