There are plenty of amazing small towns in America to consider visiting, staying short-term as a digital nomad, or settling down full-time. And as life in the big city gets more expensive, it can be tempting to consider a big move. But what if instead of downsizing to a small city in America, you went for a big city somewhere else?
Travel influencer Olivia Frances posted in an Instagram reel how much it really costs to switch from her hometown of Alpharetta, Georgia (population of under 70,000 people), to Paris, France — population of 2.16 million and noted by some standards as the second most expensive city in the world.
Yet the way that Frances laid out the comparison of costs might surprise you. Here’s how it all stacked up: