The number of digital nomads is growing as thousands of people move to remote parts of the world for work while experiencing new cities and cultures.
Without further ado, here are the 10 cheapest destinations for digital nomads.
10. San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is the starting point for exploring the country’s beaches and parks. The nation is offering a special digital nomad visa to make it as easy as possible for remote workers to settle.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £3,566 (€4,094).
9. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Experience the medieval splendor of Ljubljana as you explore this bustling university town with around 45,000 students. For those seeking European beauty without paying European fares, this is the perfect location nestled between Italy and Croatia.
Although there is no specific visa for digital nomads in the country, potential expats can apply for other choices like a Schengen visa to stay there for an extended period.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £3,491 (€4,007).
8. Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, a small Baltic republic. Estonia has a highly digital society which is ideal for remote employees. There are free internet connections throughout the city and 99% of government services can be accessed online.
The country also offers digital nomads a one-year visa.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £3,437 (€3,942).
7. Bratislava, Slovakia
This medieval city crosses the Danube and is located at the foot of the Little Carpathians. Vienna and Budapest can be reached by boat in 70 minutes and two hours, respectively.
The country does not have a special visa for digital nomads, but future expats can apply for a temporary residence permit.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £3,354 (€3,847).
6. Athens, Greece
This old town combines historical significance with modern charm. There are ancient ruins throughout the city, as well as lively pubs and cafes.
Greece is ideal for people who enjoy a pleasant climate due to its mild Mediterranean climate. The country also offers a two-year visa specifically for digital nomads.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £2,580 (€2,959).
5. Riga, Latvia
Riga, another Baltic gem, dates back to the 12th century AD. Remnants of its past are everywhere – the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – but there are also modern and well-equipped co-working spaces.
A digital nomad visa allows remote employees to stay in Latvia for one year.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £2,313 (€2,653)
4. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is famous for its rich history, beautiful architecture and vibrant nightlife. About 30 million tourists visit the city every year. The city is also located in the center of Europe and borders seven different nations, making it an ideal base for exploring the continent.
A “carte blanche” is the Hungarian visa for digital nomads. To apply, you must first submit an application to a local Hungarian embassy.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £2,306 (€2,647).
3. Santiago, Chile
Santiago is surrounded by mountains, including the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coast Range. On weekends, you can ski in the Andes and surf the Pacific Ocean.
Chile does not have a special visa for digital nomads. Visitors can instead work on a 90-day tourist visa, which can be extended for another 90 days for around €100.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £2,248 (€2,580).
2. Bogota, Colombia
Bogota has a lot to offer culture vultures with its street art, museums and architecture. Foreign workers employed outside Colombia can apply for a new digital nomad visa from October 2022, which will allow them to stay in Colombia for up to two years and work remotely.
Rent for a one-bedroom apartment for six months is £1,818 (€2,087).
1. Ankara, Turkey
It is the capital of Turkey and the country’s second largest city after Istanbul. It is a sophisticated metropolis and an excellent gateway to the rest of the country with its breathtaking landscapes.
Turkiye does not have a special visa for digital nomads, but you can apply for a residence permit.
Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £1,303 (€1,504).