5 Cheapest Places to Live in Paraguay

The Chaco

The Chaco is not a city, but is instead a region within Paraguay that is sparsely populated and features very difficult living conditions. It is one of the cheapest places to live in the world. The area is high poverty and consists primarily of indigenous people living separate from the urban areas of Paraguay. It contains more than half of the country’s land population, but less than 10% of the population, due to the harsh living conditions. It is currently being deforested at an intense rate. However, it is a popular ecotourism and hunting destination, as it contains a rich variety of wildlife, plants, and animals, as well as a high amount of cultural and religious diversity.  Good deals on properties can be obtained here if you are a quick cash buyer.


Located in the middle of the oriental region of Paraguay, Villarrica is a highly diverse major city that sports lots of rural, agricultural areas. They specialize in agriculture, including dairy farming and animal breeding, and are also major participants in the textile and service industries. They are also a very unique city, as immigrants from all over the world seem to flock here. This is likely due to its low-cost living conditions and year-long, relatively benign climate. This city offers one of the highest qualities of life available in Paraguay.


Santa Rita

Santa Rita, a district located in the center of the Alto Parana Department of Paraguay, hosts a wide variety of beautiful scenery and wildlife. Living in Santa Rita offers you access to a plethora of large parks and walking trails, and a few elegant local restaurants with great food. However, the cost of living in this city is extremely low, and this is because the city has experienced an economical and population boom within the past half century. This has of course led to a higher poverty rate and a fairly high crime rate. Properties are affordable here.


San Antonio

San Antonio, a city located along the Paraguay River, sports a fairly hot mid-day climate and beautiful tropical plant life. The city offers a myriad of opportunities for education and industrial commerce, and its major industries include alcohol production, fishing, and tanning. The town was built up around the old IPC slaughterhouse, which is now closed.


Ciudad del Este

Ciudad del Este is the second largest city in Paraguay after Asuncion, and it is the capital of the Alto Parana Department, and is located along the Parana River. It is fairly close to both Asuncion and the Brazilian border. Economically, it is the second most important city in Paraguay. It is one of the largest free-trade zones in the world, and immigrants and corporations have flocked to it since they have no taxes. There are a few economic opportunities in industries such as the automotive and textile industries. They are entirely urban, and have almost no agricultural economy. It is a popular tourist destination and offers many things to do for travelers.