The world is full of beautiful places to explore and embrace, and what better way to explore the world than working as a digital nomad? Digital nomadism is fast becoming a mainstream profession that many want to get into. The beauty of travelling the world and earning money, strictly by working online is extremely attractive for most millennials. However, there are a few things you should know before embarking on the wonderful lifestyle of a digital nomad.
You need to take into consideration the people who are in your life – are you a single dependent individual with the means to be able to start this lifestyle? Do you have a family and how would they be impacted? Have you got the financial means to start this journey? Remember to plan before you go jet setting as a nomad.
Once you have everything in order, you can start your journey, but where should you go first? Take into consideration the costs of living in different countries and the cultural differences that you will experience. This guide will take you through some of the best cities for digital nomads.
#1. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai is one of the most popular cities for digital nomads and expats alike. The city is seen as THE place to be for anyone who is strictly working online. Chiang Mai is attractive for digital nomads due to several factors; great climate for most of the year, inexpensive cost of living, plus widely available short term rentals and high-speed internet access. The city has amazing countryside to explore, lots of different things to do in the city center and beautiful Thai food with plenty of vegan and vegetarian food options.
#2. Ubud, Bali
Ubud in Bali is another popular area for digital nomads. This is because of the low cost of living, beautiful and tranquil scenery and the fast internet around the city. Places to stay are cheap and you can enjoy a pool and rice terrace views for a very small cost. With a ton of picture-perfect opportunities and charming cafes spotted around the location, this is the perfect place for any digital nomad. Ubud has a rich history and spiritual identity, mixed with the local traditions, makes it any digital nomads’ dream.
#3 Berlin, Germany
Berlin is one of Europe’s most popular city destinations for digital nomads, although it isn’t the cheapest place for a nomad to live, it has some pretty amazing advantages. The city is full of cool and vibrant energy and has an amazing quality of life on offer. The picturesque streets of the city are perfect for any Instagram influencers and perfect for digital nomads to post their experiences of Berlin online.
#4. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is the European city that is cheap by any standard in the western world, and perfect for digital nomads. The beautiful Mediterranean climate can be felt by the stunning sea that is located by Lisbon – a perfect picture for anyone – but especially a digital nomad entrepreneur. The online nomad community is big in this city, which is another reason as to why Lisbon is a great place to network and collaborate with other digital nomads.
#5. Hanoi, Vietnam
One of the lowest priced cities to visit and live is Hanoi, the buzzing city is a must for any digital nomad. The only downside to Hanoi is that the internet connection is not as fast as the rest of the cities in this guide, which can be quite a drawback. However, the welcoming locals, exciting nightlife, cheap cost of living and the great coffee scene are all upsides. The incredible food is another reason why this city is a must.
These unique cities are beautiful, and all have their plus points for online nomadic life. Make sure you plan some time in each city to get some amazing experiences, enjoy different cultures, and get some brilliant content ideas for your online work. Check out our country information guides to get some more in-depth details about the countries that these cities are situated in.