People often ask me, “How can you afford to move to, and live in Europe?”
It’s simple. Europe is about 40% cheaper than the United States.
I received an email offer from Holiday Lettings. You could stay in California for about $110 per night. Texas for about $75.
And… Italy? Tuscany, Italy? THE Tuscany, Italy that everyone dreams of visiting?
Here’s a fun one.
I went to Airbnb.com. I plugged in the dates for this weekend. June 29 – July 3.
I picked two cities. Athens, Georgia and Athens, Greece.
This is what I got:
The average price for a place to stay in Athens, Greece this weekend is $66.
The average price for a place to stay in Athens, Georgia this weekend is $295.
Not to put too fine a point on it… America is expensive. The rest of the world is available at a discount…. for the most part. There are always exceptions, of course.
Flying to Europe is expensive. Living there is not.
As Tim Ferris points out in the Four Hour Workweek, “… if you can escape the confines of the United States, you will find your money is worth five to ten times as much.”
This, by the way, is why I offer my classes at low prices. I was born in Europe. I was raised in Europe. I am still a British citizen.
I have a very hard time charging high prices just because I am also an American citizen.
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Oh, and one more thing. Athens, Georgia… you are Athens, Georgia. You need to stop acting like you are THE Athens.