Feels like EPYC has changed the game a little. Last year I got 2 cores, 4GB RAM and 60GB SSD for ~100USD/year.
This year it was 4 cores, 8GB and 60SSD for ~$70USD/year. Feels like it's largely driven by high EPYC core count.
Prices in Asia are pretty bad, you could do better in Europe. This is for my own blog and a few small things. 2 cores was plenty, but why not double it for less money?