What are the top things a digital nomad looks for in a place to head to?
1) Cheap cost of living
2) Top quality internet access (wifi)
3) Good opportunities for business and networking
4) A good lifestyle
Would you agree?
Well, the following ten destinations tick all those boxes, with their own added little extras.
Probably the number one in terms of popularity too, as more and more digital nomads are flocking to this northern Thai city, very close to Bangkok and its further opportunities for business and travel. Fantastic internet speeds, very available wifi, extremely low cost of living and good quality rental for very little in terms of rent, what more could you want? Well, a slow pace of life, beautiful scenery, and a thriving ex-pat scene for socialising.
China’s biggest city offers huge potential for digital nomads. Business and life in general is busy and exciting, and the cost of living is relatively low compared to other parts of the world. Great nightlife, and an exciting social scene, with many other multinational cultures residing in the city. Again, the musts of top quality internet and low cost of living make this a huge hot spot.
Come on, who doesn’t want to spend a considerable amount of time in Bali? It’s beautiful, basically, but aside from the amazing weather and stunning scenery, there is also high speed internet and cheap rent to be had. For a slow pace of life, healthy food and a true sense of focusing on the self, Bali, and Ubud in particular, is becoming increasingly popular as a site for digital nomads to choose
The German capital is not only placed ideally for further travel around Europe, but it is also extremely cheap in terms of cost of living. Culture and an abundance of green space, with a fantastic social scene makes it a comfortable and fun place to live, yet the chance to network within the city, country, and around the continent is huge.
Romania is full of history, culture and stunning natural scenery, but it also has a very low cost of living, plenty of open space to simply breathe and just BE, as well as some of the best internet you’ll find.
South East Peru, just in case you weren’t sure. Amazing scenery, very close to the Andes, and easily placed for further exploration of amazing treks in the country. Fantastic internet and a low cost of daily life, such as rent etc, you’ll find a laid back vibe, perfect for getting away from it all.
A huge metropolis, Buenos Aires is increasingly popular with networkers and digital nomads. Again, I’m repeating myself, but low cost of living, good internet, but between October and April you can expect fantastic weather to go with the amazing scenery and happening nightlife.
Colombia might not be at the top of your list, but that could be because you’re thinking of past troubles within the country. These days, it’s cleaning its act up, and even though you need to keep your safety wits about you, as you would do anywhere, Medellin offers fantastic opportunities. Sat right on the equator, you can expect amazing weather too.
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam is enjoying a tourism boom, but it still remains a hot spot for digital nomads. Great weather, English widely spoken, cheap prices, and many other entrepreneurs out there, meaning socialising and networking is very possible.
This Romanian gem of a city has some of the fastest internet speeds in the world, which is a major plus for those wanting to make money on the go. Perfectly placed for further travel and networking, the cost of living is low, housing is good quality, and the area is simply beautiful.