The 20 Best Digital Nomad Locations in 2019

The work-anywhere-movement is booming and with so many great places to live and work from, it is getting harder and harder to pick your favorite destination. We’ve picked 2019’s top digital nomad locations to make your life a lot easier!

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20.) Algarve, Portugal

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The picturesque Algarve in Portugal is one of the most underrated digital nomad locations in Europe. With all year long great weather, the Algarve offers super affordable accommodation prices during off-season or further away from the coastline. The overall low cost of living is equally spectacular.

Usually it’s very easy to find a café with cheap drinks, food and a decent Wi-Fi connection. A few co-working retreats are already exploring the Algarve as one the next top digital nomad locations, with many to follow this year. Being super easy and cheap to get to from anywhere in Europe, it’s definitely worth checking out!

Cost of Living: $1,676 / month

Average Internet Speed: 30 MBPS

Weather: 22°C / 71°F

19.) Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Not new on the list of digital nomad locations, but still worth the hype: Chiang Mai’s extremely low cost of living, relatively mild climate and unlimited choices of delicious food make it one of the best choices for location-independent hustlers in Southeast Asia.

With many great co-working spaces and cafes around, countless markets, boutiques and malls to cover your every need, a cheap living cost and $5 massages, there is really not much speaking against making Chiang Mai your next home away from home.

Cost of Living: $1,118 / month

Average Internet Speed: 19 MBPS

Weather: 29°C / 85°F

18.) Montevideo, Uruguay

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One of the safest cities in all of Latin America, Montevideo is a dream of a Digital Nomad location. The capital of Uruguay is a bustling metropolis, boasting with modern shopping malls, trendy eateries, art galleries and loads of history. The best part though? The super friendly Uruguayos themselves!

And let’s not forget about the beautiful beaches! The city features many of its own beaches, with a far stretching walkway, the “rambla”. Its located only a couple of hours drive away from the country’s and possibly South America’s most amazing beaches (Punta del Este and Punta del Diablo).

The average cost of living is around $1500, but the standard of life is excellent. Montevideo’s co-working scene is expanding rapidly, so why not give it a try before the rest of the community finds out?

Cost of Living: $2,199 / month

Average Internet Speed: 21 MBPS

Weather: 24°C / 76°F

17.) Davao, Philippines

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Davao is the second biggest city in the Philippines and was voted as one of the top 10 safest cities in the world. With a bustling nomad and startup scene, Davao deserves its spot in the top 20 digital nomad locations, too.

The city is not only very affordable, with an average cost of living between $700 and $1000, but also closely located to all the stunning beaches the Philippines are known for. An easy visa application process adds to its lure!

Cost of Living: $925 / month

Average Internet Speed: 6 MBPS

Weather: 30°C / 86°F

16.) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur has been one of the most popular digital nomad locations in Asia for a while now. That has many reasons: a low cost of living, cheap, good food and plenty of coworking spaces around make it the perfect destination.

A sweet bonus: It’s very cheap to get flights into and out of KL. Getting to a place like Bali or Chiang Mai can be very inexpensive and make it easy to travel to the next top digital nomad locations or take a vacation on the beach.

Cost of Living: $1,402 / month

Average Internet Speed: 15 MBPS

Weather: 31°C / 87°F

15.) Berlin, Germany

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Berlin has always attracted people of all nationalities and backgrounds. Therefore it’s not surprising, that the capital of Germany is a major digital nomad hub in Europe and the world. Work, travel and having the time of your life: It all comes together easily for the location independent crowd in this vibrant city.

With an average monthly living cost of $1500, Berlin is not too shabby for one of Europe’s capitals. You’ll be able to live comfortably and still enjoy yourself!

Berlin’s young vibe, massive art and startup scene make it an ideal place to settle down for a few months, especially between April and October, when life is moving outdoors. Be aware, that beer gardens, city beaches and street festivals can become quite a distraction!

Cost of Living: $1500 / month

Average Internet Speed: 50 MBPS

Weather: 19°C / 66°F

14.) Taipei, Taiwan

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The super modern metropolis Taipei has a lot more to offer than one might think at first. Although not the cheapest of Asian destinations, the city convinces with reliable, high-speed wifi and a variety of cheap co-working spaces to choose from.

And let’s not forget about the amazing food and shopping opportunities thanks to local markets, luxury malls and quirky boutiques. You like to party? Well, then you’ll be head over heels in love with the city and its buzzing nightlife. Living cost can be estimated to be around an affordable $1500 per month.

Cost of Living: $1500 / month

Average Internet Speed: 23 MBPS

Weather: 21°C / 69°F

13.) Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague is a solid choice for digital nomads for several reasons. It’s not just beautiful to look at, there’s also a lot going on all year long. And yes, it is cheap! Even more so than Berlin.

Nomad List features Prague as the first European Digital Nomad location, even before Berlin, Croatia and all the amazing locations in Spain.

The low living cost of $1000 per month on average, might be one of the reasons why. Cobbled streets, music festivals, cheap beer and high-speed wifi do the rest.

Cost of Living: $1000 / month

Average Internet Speed: 28 MBPS

Weather: 19°C / 67°F

12.) Lisbon, Portugal

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Portugal is not just a great place to spend your summer vacation. Situated right on the beach, Lisbon has become more and more popular as one of the few European year-round digital nomad locations.

The reasons seem obvious: Plenty of co-working spaces, cute coffee shops, very affordable accommodation, fewer tourists than in most European cities and amazing weather make it the perfect destination.

Read our full Lisbon digital nomad guide!

Cost of Living: $2,460 / month

Average Internet Speed: 14 MBPS

Weather: 19°C / 66°F

11.) Dahab, Egypt

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Listen up! Egypt is taking a leap forward on the list of top digital nomad locations! The country has always been a place for nomadic folk: Bedouins, slow travelers and now digital nomads. This is not surprising when you’re looking at the facts: fantastic weather, great visa policies and a cheap living cost will make our heart skip a beat.

A five hour flight away from Europe, Egypt is super easy to get to. Dahab now also counts on its very first coworking space, the Cowork Inn Dahab. A beautiful workspace right at the sea, with private desks, a meeting room and all the amenities you could wish for.

There is plenty of space to get in touch with other co-workers and discuss your newest project. During dinner under the starry sky of the desert coworkers quickly become friends. Water sport lovers have been visiting Dahab for a long time and it’s a great place to discover new hobbies like kite surfing or scuba diving.

Cost of Living: $616 / month

Average Internet Speed: 7 MBPS

Weather: 31°C / 87°F

10.) Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

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The Canary Islands have more in stock than sunny weather and amazing food. A variety of co-working spaces and cozy cafés make it easy to find a great place to work from.

Las Palmas is not a massive island, but large enough to keep you happy, the option to bike anywhere and always be close to the beach. A low cost of living and a nightlife that is on point, do the rest.

Cost of Living: $2,284 / month

Average Internet Speed: 19 MBPS

Weather: 26.5°C / 80°F

9.) Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is famous for being the only city that sits on two continents. This is also one of the reasons why it makes for one of the best digital nomad locations: it’s very easy to get to other parts of the world. A number of destinations in Europe are only a stone throw away. Turkish Airlines is the largest carrier in the world, making the Middle East and Asia easily reachable too.

The Turkish capital city is also quite affordable. Paired with lovely weather, a rich history, delicious Turkish cuisine and an easy visa application process, it makes for a great destination.

Cost of Living: $1,477 / month

Average Internet Speed: 9 MBPS

Weather: 16°C / 61°F

8.) Singapore

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The super modern Singapore is a true melting pot of cultures, cuisines and opportunities. Thanks to its central locations and cheap flights, it is super easy to go on adventures in the neighboring countries. It is also a nice escape for all nomads on visa runs.

The high living standard comes with at an equally high price: Cost of living can be estimated to be around $2,700 per month. If that doesn’t put you off, you get to enjoy amazing co-working spaces and cafes.

Cost of Living: $2,784 / month

Average Internet Speed: 103 MBPS

Weather: 28°C / 83°F

7.) Medellin, Colombia

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Colombia’s second biggest city is a major hub for digital nomads, especially but not exclusively from North America. There are several reasons for it’s popularity: a strong internet connection, free wifi in the streets and parks, easy and cheap transportation.

There is always something happening in Medellin, events and meet-ups for both nomads and travelers are hosted on a regular basis. Check out one of the many groups on Facebook, to get a taste for what it would be like to spend some time as digital nomad in Medellin.

Get the full Medellin guide here.

Cost of Living: $1,132 / month

Average Internet Speed: 8 MBPS

Weather: 19°C / 67°F

6.) Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok is a huge city with good and cheap food and a great infrastructure for digital nomads. For many, it’s the starting point of their journey, as loads of international flights connect this part of Asia with the rest of the world.

Internet in Bangkok is decent, with average speeds between 10 and 15 Mbps. Many co-working spaces and coffee shops will guarantee a productive stay.

Not sure where to stay in this massive town? Check out the guide on Bangkok’s best Digital Nomad locations.

Cost of Living: $1,453 / month

Average Internet Speed: 31 MBPS

Weather: 29°C / 85°F

5.) Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

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Although Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) is the commercial hub and the largest city in Vietnam, many nomads aren’t aware that it’s also a great Digital Nomad location. Loads of cafés with high-speed internet, modern co-working spaces, low living cost and great food arethe base for a really happy time.

Get the full Saigon guide here.

Cost of Living: $816 / month

Average Internet Speed: 17 MBPS

Weather: 34°C / 94°F

4.) Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires has more to offer than Tango and BBQ. It’s a great Digital Nomad location for everyone who likes it safe, enjoys expat hot-spots, great internet connectivity and cheap transportation, alongside many fun things to do and see.

Learn all the reasons why it’s so easyto successfully work as a digital nomad in Buenos Aires. Still haven’t figured out how to start your digital nomad journey? Read our guide!

Cost of Living: $2,023 / month

Average Internet Speed: 7 MBPS

Weather: 24°C / 76°F

3.) Phuket, Thailand

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The island of Phuket has many qualities: great weather, lovely locals, a very well-developed infrastructure, international flights and high-speed internet. Oh, and did I mention the beaches and wild rain forests?

Phuket is a famous place among nomads as it has lots of cafes, restaurants and a coworking space. But is not a place you can give a short description to. So here is a full diode on one of Thailands top digital nomad locations.

Cost of Living: $1,086 / month

Average Internet Speed: 3.9 MBPS

Weather: 33°C / 92°F

2.) Da Nang, Vietnam

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Da Nang might not have much of a co-working scene just yet, but there are so many great cafes around that you’ll hardly notice it. The town is changing quickly and more remote workers are arriving every week.

Da Nang attracts those who are put off by the high-speed life of other big cities in Vietnam. But don’t fool yourself: it is said that within the next 5 years, the town will become “the new Chiang Mai”. Why not catch the wave and see what the fuss is about before the rest of the digital nomad community gets a hang of it?

Cost of Living: $1,124 / month

Average Internet Speed: 12 MBPS

Weather: 26°C / 78°F

1.) Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona has it all. Mild weather, beaches and architectural beauty. It’s also becoming increasingly popular as a Digital Nomad location, although it’s slightly more expensive than other European cities mentioned before. But if you’re focused on good quality of life, then Barcelona is the place for you! Cheap flights, solid internet, amazing food and a growing nomad community makes Barcelona on of the top digital nomad locations in 2019.

Cost of Living: $3,505 / month

Average Internet Speed: 45 MBPS

Weather: 21°C / 70°F

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