We spent 3 months living in Hoi An tracking all our expenses and we'll share all of the cost of living details you need, then a comparison between Chiang Mai, where we spent 4 months.
Hoi An is the highlight of Vietnam, it's a bit tricky to get established and settle in but it's a great way of life, beautiful place, costs are low and there are plenty of other digital nomads.
Chiang Mai is such a great place, and with low living costs we can't recommend starting your Digital Nomad journey in Thailand any more because it's just a little easier to get apartments and settle in.
Either way, travel to both and if you're looking to retire it's a tough pick between the two!
We're Dane & Stacey and we travel full time. Unlike most travel vloggers we move to a country for a few months and rent a villa or apartment. Our channel shows what it's like to immerse into cultures by exploring, eating traditional cuisine and living a life similar to locals while still hunting out our western wants and needs!