15 Affordable Cities with “Eternal Spring” Weather

15 Affordable Cities with “Eternal Spring” Weather

Weather and cost-of-living are the two biggest criteria people use when choosing a new country to move to, and the type of weather known as “eternal spring” reigns supreme. There’s no exact criteria for eternal spring, except to say that it never gets too hot or too cold.

People also seek places where their money can go further than it might in the continental United States.

Here are our top picks where you can get both:

Cochabamba, Bolivia

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Cochabamba is a city of 630,000 people in the Andes mountains. The coolest average low temperature is 38°F in June and July, and the warmest average high temperature is 84°F in October and November. A family of four can live there on about $1600/month.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a city of 500,000 people on the largest Canary Island. The coolest average low temperature is 59°F in February, and the warmest average high temperature is 84°F in July and August. A family of four can live there on about $2900/month.

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Arica, Chile

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Arica is a port city of 220,000 people in the extreme north of Chile. The coolest average low temperature is 58°F in July and August, and the warmest average high temperature is 80°F in February. A family of four can live there on about $2500/month.

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Kunming, China

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Kunming is a city of 8.4 million people and the capital of the Yunnan province. The coolest average low temperature is 34°F in January, and the warmest average high temperature is 76°F in May. A family of four can live there on about $1800/month.

Medellín, Colombia

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Medellín is a city of 2.5 million people in the Andes mountains. The temps are constant year round, with an average low of 63-64°F and an average high of 80-83°F. A family of four can live there on about $2200/month.

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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

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Jarabacoa is a town of 70,000 people that was originally inhabited by the Taíno. The coolest average low temperature is 61°F in January and February, and the warmest average high temperature is 88°F in June through September. A family of four can live there on about $2700/month.

Cuenca, Ecuador

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Cuenca is a city of 360,000 people in the Ecuador highlands. The coolest average low temperature is 49°F in July through September, and the warmest average high temperature is 75°F in November. A family of four can live there on about $2300/month.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa is a city of four million people and the capital of Ethiopia. The coolest average low temperature is 44°F in November and December, and the warmest average high temperature is 78°F in March through May. A family of four can live there on about $3800/month.

Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua is a city of 46,000 people in the Guatemala central highlands. The coolest average low temperature is 53°F in January, and the warmest average high temperature is 80°F in April. A family of four can live there on about $2700/month.

Nairobi, Kenya

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Nairobi is a city of 4.7 million people and the capital of Kenya. The coolest average low temperature is 55°F in July and August, and the warmest average high temperature is 81°F in February. A family of four can live there on about $2500/month.

Cuernavaca, Mexico

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Cuernavaca is a city of 365,000 people near Mexico City. The coolest average low temperature is 52°F in January, and the warmest average high temperature is 91°F in April. A family of four can live there on about $2300/month.

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Boquete, Panama

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Boquete is a popular expat town of 19,000 people in the Panama highlands. The temps are consistent year round, with an average low of 57-60°F and an average high of 71-78°F. A family of four can live there on about $2600/month.

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Trujillo, Peru

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Trujillo is a city of 960,000 people that’s known as the cultural capital of Peru. The coolest average low temperature is 59°F in August through October, and the warmest average high temperature is 79°F in February and March. A family of four can live there on about $1800/month.

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Cidra, Puerto Rico

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Cidra is an inland town of 40,000 people that, like Jarabacoa, was populated by the Taíno. The coolest average low temperature is 60°F in February, and the warmest average high temperature is 85°F in August. A family of four can live there on about $3000/month, and of course Americans can move there freely.

Da Lat, Vietnam

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Da Lat is a city of 240,000 people in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The coolest average low temperature is 52°F in January, and the warmest average high temperature is 79°F in April. A family of four can live there on about $2500/month.

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5 Easy Ways to Find the Best Country to Live In

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How do you find the best country to live in?

With nearly 200 countries to choose from, picking your top countries gets tough quickly. Here are a few ways to find the lifestyle that suits your needs:

5 Easy Ways to Find the Best Country to Live In

9 Best Panama Residency Visas for Expats, Including a Retiree Favorite

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Use the guide below as a starting point to see which Panama residency visas might appeal to you.

➤ 9 Best Panama Residency Visas for Expats, Including a Retiree Favorite

You Should Move to One of These 8 Cities in Spain

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There are about 40,000 Americans living in Spain, a number that’s expected to grow thanks to all the country has to offer. People love Spain for its beautiful art and scenery, incredible food and wine, and top-rated healthcare and safety, all at a low cost of living by American standards.

You Should Move to One of These 8 Cities in Spain

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Jen is the co-founder of Expatsi, a company that helps Americans move abroad. She created the Expatsi Test, an assessment that recommends countries for aspiring emigrants based on lifestyle data. Jen has an MBA from Emory University with concentrations in marketing and innovation. She's written for BusinessWeek, Health, Cooking Light, and Southern Living. Prior to Expatsi, she created Freshfully and Bottle & Bone—two businesses in the local food space—and spoke at TEDx on being brave. She's moving to Mexico in 2024, along with her husband and co-founder Brett, pitbull mix Squiggy, and three rotten cats. How can she help you move abroad?

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Co-founder at Expatsi | Website | + posts

Jen is the co-founder of Expatsi, a company that helps Americans move abroad. She created the Expatsi Test, an assessment that recommends countries for aspiring emigrants based on lifestyle data. Jen has an MBA from Emory University with concentrations in marketing and innovation. She's written for BusinessWeek, Health, Cooking Light, and Southern Living. Prior to Expatsi, she created Freshfully and Bottle & Bone—two businesses in the local food space—and spoke at TEDx on being brave. She's moving to Mexico in 2024, along with her husband and co-founder Brett, pitbull mix Squiggy, and three rotten cats. How can she help you move abroad?