If moving to an exotic island to escape the hustle and bustle has been one of those things you dreamed about, well this is your chance to live a life of luxury for less.
And Australians are flocking abroad to enjoy extravagant cuisine, culture-rich lifestyle, luxurious living and temperate tropical climate.
Here, International Living has brought together the six major cities where people can live better than they could at home for a surprisingly low cost of living.
If moving to an exotic island to get away from the hustle and bustle has been one of those things you dreamed about, well this is your chance to live a life of luxury for less (in the image of Siem Reap, Cambodia)
Also known as the "Rose of the North", Chiang Mai has been a popular destination among tourists and expats for generations
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Also known as the "Rose of the North", Chiang Mai has been a popular destination among tourists and expats for generations.
And as the largest city in northern Thailand, it is an exciting place to live, offering first class meals, a lifestyle rich in culture and famous festivals throughout the year.
Surrounded by mountains and lush countryside, the cooler climate of Chiang Mai makes it a favorite with travelers.
Thais are warm and welcoming, but low costs are a great advantage of this beautiful city.
A couple could live comfortably with a monthly budget of between $ 2,470 to $ 3,100.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Once famous as "The Pearl of Asia", the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, has much to offer expats: an incredibly low cost of living, lively markets and a thriving dining scene, with a curtain Background of French colonial architecture and Buddhist temples.
The beauty of the city and the warmth of its people attract the Australians and, for the avid golfer, Cambodia has a series of extraordinarily attractive courses, some of which have the help of famous names in golf, such as Sir Nick Faldo , IMG and Nicklaus Design.
Not only is the climate ideal for a round of golf throughout the year, but the courses are set in idyllic backdrops.
Living here, Australians can afford luxuries that are beyond the reach of their country.
"The total cost of living for a single person who lives well in one of the prettiest neighborhoods is about $ 1,500 per month, a couple could spend around $ 2,000.
Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, has much to offer expatriates: a surprisingly low cost of living, lively markets and a thriving dining scene set against a backdrop of French colonial architecture.
As the largest city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is an exciting place to live, offering first class meals, a lifestyle rich in culture and famous festivals throughout the year.
Known for its French colonial architecture and rich culture with influences from Southeast Asia, China and France, the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, has maintained its traditional culture and charm without ceasing to be a modern city.
For every dazzling shopping center, there is a temple full of incense nearby and the cultural influences of the past remain part of the fabric of modern life here, from revered Confucian monuments to modern French restaurants.
It is the political center of the country, as well as the cultural and historical center. In addition, Hanoi has one of the lowest living costs of any major city in Southeast Asia.
Wendy Justice, correspondent of International Living in Vietnam, and her husband David live in the district of Ba Dinh, also known as the French Quarter, with its wide tree-lined streets, French colonial architecture and lush green parks.
Your typical monthly budget averages around $ 1,500 and rarely reaches $ 2,000, but that includes trips in the region and little luxuries like good wine or evenings out.
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, has maintained its traditional culture and charm and remains a modern city
Penang's largest city, George Town, hosts a vibrant arts scene, eclectic architecture and some of the best street food in the world.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Located on a tropical island off the west coast of the peninsula of Malaysia, George Town is the capital of Penang.
Although Penang is a small island, there is no shortage of arts and culture; from the International Film Festival to the one-year festival of George Town that celebrates the arts in every conceivable way.
With its list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, places to visit are best explored on foot.
As a former British colony, English is widely spoken, which makes it easy to make friends. And with a mix of cultures and cuisines, it is a must for foodies.
At $ 3,300 per month, a couple can live in luxury here.
Home to 1.6 million people, life in Penang could be described as vibrant, rich and eclectic.
Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where you can visit certified projects of ethical and sustainable tourism, such as the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Known as the "temple city" of Cambodia, Siem Reap, in northwestern Cambodia, is surrounded by the ruins of the ancient temple city, from which the Khmer Empire ruled much of Southeast Asia from the 9th century until the XV century.
Developing quickly, the changes of the last 10 years in Siem Reap may have brought more tourists, but they have also raised the standards.
The artistic retreat is now full of beautiful hotels, excellent food at affordable prices, art galleries and shops full of excellent craft offerings.
The famous ruins of Angkor Wat are 10 minutes from the city. This is one of the largest religious monuments in the world, a large complex encompassing approximately 500 acres replete with extraordinary stone temples.
Siem Reap is a place where expatriates report that they live on a modest budget.
"I spend less than $ 1,500 on an average month on everything from food to medical care," said Melbourne native Bill Parker.
Chiang Mai, one of the most culturally rich regions in Thailand with a population of several hundred thousand people, offers all the comforts of a bustling metropolis at the prices of small cities.
Located on the coast of the East Sea, Da Nang, the largest city in central Vietnam is considered by many, both expatriates and locals, as the most livable city in Vietnam.
Da Nang, Vietnam
Located on the East Sea coast of Da Nang, the largest city in central Vietnam is considered by many, both expatriate and local, as the most livable city in Vietnam.
A river crosses the heart of the city, it needs a series of bridges that connect the city with the white sand beaches.
One of them, in the shape of a dragon and illuminated by thousands of lights, changes color at night and throws fire from its "mouth". in a spectacular exhibition.
The beach is a hub of activity around sunrise and sunset, where locals swim, play volleyball and soccer or just stroll in the sand with a local beer or fresh coconut in hand.
And the Son Tra Peninsula, lined with jungle, just north of the city, is a wonderful day trip.
Here, you receive a good investment for your money.
Two people could live comfortably in Da Nang with a budget of around $ 1,325 per month, including rent, utilities, food, frequent meals and unforeseen expenses.