If you think that you are paying too much on rent to live in Capital Male', 2017 is the best year that you leave the idea of depending on the capital city for health, education and employment opportunities.
Education is much better in these Cities/Towns due to better teacher qualification and increased globalization.
Number of job opportunities are all time high and moving to these Cities/Towns will give you a better chance to lead.
When it comes to health, these Cities/Towns (except Hanimaadhoo and Maafushi) have regional hospitals providing second class healthcare. In case of any emergency, you can fly to Male' in 30-45 minutes. You know better that Male' IGMH is not able to cater in most times and hence emergencies end up in a foreign hospital. Even though your air ticket costs +/- 1500, the amount you save on rent will be much more than the one-off cost that incurs in emergencies.
Regional development will not be possible unless you are ready to make it happen.
There are emerging regional hubs. But, we have listed here the 08 Best Cities/Towns based on 2016 statistics.
1. HDh. Hanimaadhoo
2. HDh. Kulhudhuffushi
3. K. Maafushi
4. Dh. Kudahuvadhoo
5. L. Gan-Fonadhoo
6. GDh. Thinadhoo
7. Fuvahmulah City
8. Addu City