Being a digital nomad is great because it gives you freedom that no other desk job can offer. The only thing you have to do is choose a place you wish to visit, and your adventure can begin. That sounds fine and dandy, but I’m afraid it’s not that easy. Most digital nomads choose to work as freelancers, which means that the income isn’t always the same. That makes living in an expensive city a difficult mission.
Fortunately, not everything is bad. A lot of countries are quite affordable, and if you don’t like it there, you can simply move on. This means that your first priority should be finding an affordable place for short term accommodation. In this article, we will bring you up to speed with the best sites to suit your needs.
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
This small town is located in a valley, surrounded by mountains, and it looks like it came out of a postcard. Natural beauty isn’t the only thing this place has to offer. The whole town is built in Spanish colonial layout, and is full of gorgeous churches and cathedrals. Weather is good and people are very friendly, so it’s no wonder this has become quite a popular tourist attraction. Best of all, it is incredibly affordable, as you can live here for under 1k a month. Check it out now while it’s still relatively undiscovered. We assume it won’t remain like that for too long.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
This city is the digital nomad capitol of the world. It is only 12-hour train ride from Bangkok, but it has a better climate and is much more appealing to tourists. Not only that quality accommodations can be found for an affordable price, but other living costs won’t put a lot of stress on your budget. There are lots of WiFi hotspots around the town, so the Internet can be found at the best price available - free of charge. Locals are very laid-back, but with so many digital nomads around, you are bound to come across someone with a similar life story to yours. Everyone who calls themselves a digital nomad should visit Chiang Mai, because it doesn’t get much better than this.
Are you in search of a place with great sandy beaches, brilliant lagoons and picturesque sunsets? Phuket is the place to go. You won’t find such a mix of nature, wild nightlife and calm people anywhere else in the world. When you get tired of swimming, you can go downtown, and find your inner peace in stunning Buddhist temples. The city doesn’t have too many available free WiFi hotspots, but because this place has become increasingly popular among digital nomads, you shouldn’t have too many problems with finding a decent Internet connection. After reading all of this, you might think that such a place will be terribly expensive, but it is exactly the opposite. If you are under a lot of stress, and need to get away from everything, Phuket should be your destination.
Prague, The Czech Republic
Is there any beer lovers among you? There’s no place like Prague. We’re just kidding, that’s not the only thing worth mentioning about this Bohemian place. This city is not the urban capitol of the world, but it might be the best one when it comes to stunning architectural design. Those narrow cobbled streets present quite a maze, only there is nothing scary about this town. Each turn will make you fall in love with it over and over again. It might not be warm as those other tropical places, but it offers so much more in return. Accommodation prices aren’t too steep, and the costs of living are reasonable compared to other European cities. However, no other place offers such a blend of culture and good old fashion fun. For all of you that want to get away from those busy urban sites, but still want to live in a bigger city, Prag is your dream destination.