Asia: best countries for freelancers

Parent Category: ROOT Published: Saturday, 24 July 2021 Print
Asian countries on the globe

Best Asian countries for freelancers

A freelancer is a free specialist who works as a self-employed. A freelancer is looking for a customer, and also makes a decision according to his desire and capabilities about what work to perform or what services to provide and sets a convenient work schedule.

Freelancers can work in any country in the world, let's find your country in Asia.

 

China

The main advantages:

  1. One of the largest world economies - as a result of this, a fairly high standard of living.
  2. The level of prices for housing, products, and services is quite low.
  3. Lots of great co-working spaces and freelance cafes.
  4. High-speed internet throughout the country.

 

The main cons:

  1. Problematic living for foreigners with children: it is almost impossible to place them in kindergartens and schools.
  2. Poor knowledge of English among the locals, the situation is better in large cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing.

 

The cost of living:

Let's look at prices in Beijing for analysis.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment - € 300 - € 500 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 50 per month;
  • Travel by public transport one way - from € 0.5;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 200 - € 300;
  • Home Internet - € 15 per month;

 

Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 6- € 8, gym membership - € 35, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 5- € 10, in a middle-class restaurant - € 15- € 20, a cup of coffee - € 3.

 

architectural photograph of lighted city sky

 

Visa for a freelancer to China

  1. Freelancers can live and work on a tourist visa (up to 30 days).
  2. You can get a special single-entry business visa (for 90 days) or multiple-entry (up to a year).

 

Thailand - best country for freelance

The main advantages

  1. A southern resort country ideal for leisurely remote work.
  2. Developed infrastructure in cities, excellent service in cafes, hotels, etc.
  3. Inexpensive and fast internet throughout the country.
  4. Bangkok is especially comfortable for freelancers, not tourist villages.

 

The main cons

  1. In recent years, Thailand's popularity among freelancers has grown significantly, so housing and grocery prices have risen significantly.
  2. Not the highest level of security.
  3. Sometimes too exotic nature and food.
  4. Poor knowledge of English among locals.

 

The cost of living:

For analysis, let's look at prices in Bangkok.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment - € 250 - € 450 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 50 per month;
  • Travel by public transport one way - from € 0.5;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 150 - € 250;
  • Home Internet - € 15 per month;

 

Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 6- € 8, gym membership - € 50, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 5- € 10, in a middle-class restaurant - € 15- € 20, a cup of coffee - € 2.

 

orange temples during daytime

 

Visa to Thailand for freelance

Freelancers can live and work on a free two-month tourist visa with the option of further renewal.

 

Indonesia, Bali

The main advantages

  1. A real center of attraction for freelancers, startups, and entrepreneurs - this leads to excellent infrastructure and the convenience of living on the paradise island.
  2. The relatively low cost of living (which, however, like in Thailand, has become more expensive due to the huge influx of tourists and remote workers who come here for the winter).
  3. A large number of comfortable working spaces.
  4. Stunning nature and mild climate.

 

The main cons

  1. Slow internet.
  2. High prices for rent and purchase of housing.
  3. Poorly developed health care system.

 

bird flying over brown concrete gate during daytime

 

The cost of living:

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment - € 200 - € 400 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 60 per month;
  • Travel by public transport one way - from € 0.1;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 150 - € 250;
  • Home Internet - € 20 per month;

 

Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 6 - € 8, gym membership - € 30, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 10 - € 15, in a middle-class restaurant - € 20 - € 30, a cup of coffee - € 1.

 

Freelance Visa to Bali

Freelancers can apply for a 30-day visa upon arrival with the possibility of further extension.

A pile of passports with visa stamps.

Businessman standing in the airport, waiting for hif flight.

Backpacker looking at a sunrise from the mountain.

Sunny beach on a tropical island.