I had this impression for a while now, but now it seems impossible to find a monthly stay over airbnb for a decent price. Just now I was looking at Utrecht which averages at 2500 euro per month for a studio. People seem to provide only small monthly discounts. In my last few trips I relied on Facebook groups for finding stay. I do have decent budget but paying €1500+ for a studio in a European city simply seems ridiculous. How is everyone else finding accommodation?
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I hold South African/Portuguese dual citizenship, however I was born and (officially) reside in South Africa. Any recommendations for a nomad friendly european bank account ? Ie, one that does not require residency, proof of address, or have easy ways to get around these.
I will not be using it much for day to day expenses, more as a way to hold euros and be able to transfer between accounts. My US bank account has very high fees.
I am in europe for the next week or two (currently Italy) and hope to be able to get one before I leave.
Hello. We’re a couple looking for a flat with great wi-fi for the month of October in Barcelona, Rome, Lisbon or other city in southern Europe. Ideally, the place would have great wifi, be somewhat centrally-located, near public transport, have a few shops nearby, and not be on the 3rd floor or higher (unless there’s a lift). We’re looking to spend no more than €1000 for the month. Dates are somewhat flexible. A whole private apartment would be nice, though we are open to shares and coliving. Available places left on AirBnB are pricey, and we’re casting a wide net, so would consider many different locations. Thanks!
we plan to work from Lisbon from mid of April to mid of June this year and were wondering if anyone knows how to find a short-term apartment. AirBnB does not really offer much under 1000 Euro, which seems a bit high to us.
We are looking for a 1-bedroom apartment close to the city centre - budget: max 800 Euro. Can someone help?
Thanks! Jenny & Sebastian
Moving to Lisbon with my gf for some slow nomadism in November '16 and could really use some recommendations as to where to set up a longer term residence! I just finished about 9 months in Brasil (Portuguese is still basic, but getting better everyday) and 10 months in Australia before that. I’ve applied for the residency visa so I won’t get the boot after 90 days like most US citizens in the Schengen zone.
Looking for something somewhat trendy, with good places to eat and near public transit. Would love to keep rent under $800/month for 1bd place, but can go up to $1000. I’ve heard about Santos and Alcantara from another nomadic blog, but would appreciate any insight on favorite hoods/locations and generally getting around Lisbon.
I just moved to Lisbon, Portugal. I’m in the Alfama district, near Santa Apolónia metro.
I’d really like to find a gym which has weights and cardio machines. It looks like there are incredibly few options in Lisbon - and all extremely expensive.
Is there a lawyer here? I’m a Russian citizen and the last 2 years I’m living abroad. Which makes me non tax resident. And while i spend < 3 months in every country I do not owe taxes from my consulting income to any country.
Is there a flaw in this system? Yes I know Perpetual travel doesn’t work for USA citizens, but everybody else here is in similar situation. Do you pay taxes and why?
While his type of question has been asked before, please bear with me as the existing threads don’t match/answer my questions.
German citizen working as a consultant for a US startup and moving perpetually every < 3months.
- (Where) Do I pay taxes when I technically don’t have a residence?
- Is it allowed by European/German law to not have a residence?
- Are there countries where you can get a residence w/o staying 6 month/year or large investments, that do not tax non-remitted foreign-sourced income?
- Can you recommend a good European/German tax advisor who could give a professional opinion?
- Do I need to start a company to invoice an US company for consultancy work?
less short version:
Inspired by this community & @levelsio, I’m in the process of becoming a digital nomad myself. The one issue that is currently blocking me is sorting out what the best way to handle taxes is. I’ve been offered a job by a US startup, they want to hire me as a remote consultant (contractor). I’m not limited to a location and free to move where/as often as I want.
As the German tax authorities are known for not joking around, I want to make sure I handle the tax issue correctly. My research so far leads me to believe that as long as I don’t own any property in Germany or do any business there, I should be fine with not paying taxes there. Switching countries at least once every three months also should be sufficient to not create any tax obligations in the respecitive countries.
While in theory this sounds like you don’t have to have a residence anywhere and are not obliged to pay taxes, I have a hard time believing that this is not covered by International/European/German law. Did anyone (ideally European/German citizen) consult a tax advisor / lawyer on this and can give an educated answer to this? I’d also be thankful for recommendations for good tax advisors specialized on this topic.
Last but not least, as I haven’t freelanced before: Do I need to start a company to be able to invoice the US company for my consultancy work or could I just do this as an individual?
Sorry for this rather long post, thanks to everyone who’ll take the time to answer <3
I’m from Europe and is looking for a country where I can declare my residency, mostly for tax purposes. Panama seems to fit everything. The plan is:
- Get permanent residency using “Friendly Nations Visa”
- Create a company and get a work permit
- Get clients to pay me in that company
Since Panama has territorial tax, all income earned outside Panama has zero taxation.
Is it just that good or is there some hidden catch? I live in a Scandinavian country and they just hate to let people go. Will there be problems in paradise?
The plan is to visit Panama once a year and after five years get a passport.
From this spring onwards I’m returning to Europe and I’m looking to either set up a home base in Lisbon or Barcelona. Any fellow nomads who can share their experiences of living in either of those cities?
I’ve only been to Barcelona and I like the vibe a lot. Major downside is the tourists (obviously).
To me it seems that both cities have good infrastructure, internet, climate (mediterranean), nightlife, culture, food, beaches (and Lisbon is good for surfing as well of course). Price wise, Lisbon is obviously a bit cheaper.
One important consideration is the public transport. Since I’m not looking to rent a car I prefer the city where I can travel on foot, bike or metro.
Based on my limited info, it’s hard to pick one. Any advice would be very much appreciated!
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