Try the open road?
With ANU in Canberra, I wonder where the ACT ranks for tech. "A growing number of software vendors have based themselves in Canberra, to capitalise on the concentration of government customers; these include Tower Software and RuleBurst. A consortium of private and government investors is making plans for a billion-dollar data hub, with the aim of making Canberra a leading centre of such activity in the Asia-Pacific region." (Of course US $719M isn't even spare change to AAPL.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra#Economy
What about Dresden//Leipzig (Twin Hub)? "How Europe's biggest economy is uniting its tech hubs to dethrone Silicon Valley" https://www.businessinsider.com/europe-overtake-silicon-valley-2017-6 Or Berlin?
Vilnius is a nice city and "Yes, Lithuania just might be the mid-sized innovation cluster you’ve been looking for." https://technical.ly/2018/02/02/lithuania-vilnius-innovation-tech-startup-cluster/
As a visitor, I enjoyed Leipzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Canberra, etc. and could live in any of them. However, why not live and work on the road in a camper, RV, van, bus, etc. in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, etc. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJLowydxGmQ ) rather than on Beale Street in SF or in Oakland or Palo Alto or San Jose or Redwood City? All you need is a good internet connection, Python, R, TensorFlow, etc. and some clients or an employer.