6. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mexico is known for hidden gems where people live the good life on a budget and Vallarta is on the top of that list. The place is quit, beautiful and romantic. The only down side is its crawling with tourists.
A one bedroom apartment (in the center of the city) is $450 a month, a decent bottle of wine is $7.50 and a good domestic beer will cost you only $1.25. The minimum wage in Mexico is $0.89 an hour.