The concept of digital nomadism is quickly becoming the norm with people finding it easier to work online and travel. When looking for a place to base themselves, digital nomads often look for good internet, affordable cost of living and great weather. Here are a few places they love to visit.
1. Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the capital city of Vietnam. Like most cities in South East Asia, this city has fast internet, an affordable cost of living and a growing community of digital nomads.
A fairly odd destination for digital nomads, but Taghazout in Morocco has really good internet, a very low cost of living (US$500 per month including a villa rental) and is beautiful. The city also has a huge amount of start up businesses and beaches to work from or lounge at.
3. Chiang Mai
Not only can you live off $400 per month in Thailand’s second biggest city, but it is also beautiful. Surrounded by hills and jungle, Chiang Mai is less expensive and less touristy. It has also turned into a hub for digital nomads and you’ll be sure to hear a bunch of American accents.
Home to the best internet, beautiful weather and amazing beaches, who wouldn’t want to live in the California dream. And with loads of start-up businesses being started in and around Silicon Valley digital nomads tend to settle here. That being said, it also has some of the priciest real estate in the United States — but we can dream.
5. Santa Teresa
This area in Costa Rica has bigger more touristy towns and smaller quieter towns. The weather is perfect all year round and digital nomads flock to the smaller towns to get away from the tourists. You can live here for about US$500 per month and the WiFi is great in bigger towns.
With an amazing tropical climate, fast internet, beautiful mountainous areas and a bustling city lifestyle, Taiwan is a growing country and also part of the “Four Asian Tigers.”
Berlin is quickly becoming the creative hub of not only Germany, but Europe. Even though the cost living is more expensive, the air quality, food quality and standard of living is a lot better than Asian countries.
Who wouldn’t want to soak up the sun, sand and sea of Bali while earning some money. Plus you can live off US$600 per month and it is popular amongst digital nomads, expats and backpackers.
With amazing natural beauty and an awesome climate, Portugal is becoming a popular digital nomad destination. Accommodation may be quite expensive, but the internet is fast and you’ll have plenty to see and do during your stay.
With sunshine almost all year round and amazing blue and white beaches, Rhodes in the Greek Islands is a great holiday destination. It also has villas that digital nomads tend to rent out and share that have excellent WiFi.
11. Cape Town
At the most southern tip of Africa is Cape Town. With so much to see and do, great co working spaces with fast internet, and an affordable cost of living (US$700 per month), digital nomads are starting to flock to this destination.
12. The Oaxacan Coast
Mexico is quickly becoming the new Thailand. The Oaxacan Coast however offers a little piece of paradise to those wanting to stay a bit longer away from the hustle of party goers. The WiFi connection is somewhat scattered in quality, but the surf is exellent.
13. New Zealand
New Zealand is a beautiful country with good WiFi and a reasonable cost of living (dependant on where you want to stay). Safety is not an issue, and the people are super friendly and welcoming to new business and start ups.
Another digital nomad hub is the Philippines. Many digital nomads end up living there for years on end because of the amazing culture, friendly people, beautiful land and seascapes, and affordable cost of living.
15. Bocas Del Toro
Just south of the Costa Rican town of Puerto Viejo in North Panama is Bocas Del Toro. Booming with loads of travelers wanting to experience the laid back Caribbean atmosphere, Bocas Del Toro has a cost of living of US$700 per month. Unfortunately, there are few great WiFi spots and most islands have no connectivity.