Digital nomads are always in search of new places to explore — but of course, they have to have a stable internet connection, and plenty of other like minded, world loving, remote working people to connect with.
So to make it a little bit easier for you, we have compiled a list of the absolute best cities for digital nomads to work and live in, in 2018.
These digital nomad hubs not only are affordable and remote-friendly, but are also filled to the brim with fun activities. Imagine taking a dip in a crystal clear ocean for a midday break, or making a pitstop at the Monkey Forest in Bali to quite literally snuggle up with some of Earth’s greatest creatures.
If you’ve ever followed any sort of digital nomad on social media, I can guarantee that you’ve seen photos of Bali. Bali is one of those swoon worthy locations that you think you can only dream of living in. But, Bali is actually not like that. coworking spaces are in abundance, especially in Ubud, and housing is incredibly affordable — even those luxury ocean front villas. Bali is quickly reaching the top spot as a favorite digital nomad destination.
Medellín, Colombia was once deemed “the world’s’ most dangerous city” and home to the infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar. But the city’s past is no longer a window into the present. The city has completely reinvented itself from the ground up and is now a thriving community home to many digital nomads.
Also known as the “digital nomad capital of the world,” Chiang Mai is a wonderful spot for remote workers to connect and live. The cost of living in Thailand is one of the cheapest in the world, which allows nomads the ability to live the lifestyle they have always dreamed of. And of course, you can’t forget about the food — it’s to die for.
Although not as popular as the other Southeast Asian nomad hubs, India is definitely worth the visit as a digital nomad. Home to great food, cheap living, diverse cultures, and many unique coworking experiences — India checks all the necessary digital nomad boxes. Without a doubt, Kolkata, the cultural epicenter of the country, is a great place for a digital nomad to live and work.
Phnom Penh is constantly improving in hopes of satisfying all of the requirements of a digital nomad lifestyle. They have trendy coworking spaces, cute coffee shops, and cheap living — all of which just aides in making Phnom Penh the perfect place to settle in for a while and find that perfect work-life balance. As well as its inspiring work environments, Phnom Penh is also a great place to to walk through the city’s many parks along the river fronts, and visit some of the beautiful and famous palaces and museums.