Trade Your Apartment For One of These Homes Around the World

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Trade Your Apartment For One of These Homes Around the World
What does $2000 a month buy you around the world? From a tiny walk-up studio to a sprawling villa, this is what your life could look like—and cost—on five different continents. By S. Jhoanna Robledo. This appeared in the March/April 2017 issue. 
By Afar Magazine, AFAR Staff
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    New York City
    Old-school charm—arched doorways, hardwood floors, decorative replace—abounds in this studio walk-up on the Upper East Side. But living quarters are cramped, and the kitchen—with its minifridge—is nanoscopic.
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    A furnished three-bedroom, four-bath beachfront bungalow is set up on 8.6 private acres in the seaside town of Kigoma. Selling points include a private lanai, garage, manicured garden, and servant’s quarters.
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    The Netherlands
    A three-bedroom, 1,356- square-foot duplex on the two upper floors of a historic canal-front mansion in the town of Utrecht also offers a spacious balcony where you can relax and watch the boats go by.
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    Avocados, bananas, and mangoes are ready for harvest if you rent this six-bedroom house on a 16-acre farm five minutes from Rasa Beach, a kite-surfing hot spot in the Búzios section of Rio de Janeiro.
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    It’s a tight squeeze, but at least this 314-square-foot, one-bedroom tower apartment comes with a ninth-floor balcony and a walk-in closet. Plus, it’s located in Tokyo’s nightclub-saturated Roppongi district.
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    Forget one month’s rent. In Oslo, $2,000 buys 11 nights in a furnished one-bedroom cottage on the banks of a fjord. But hey, the house has picture windows with views of islands and downtown, a sleeping loft, and an outdoor shower.
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