There are 230 Cheap Places for Digital Nomads like Chiang Mai, Ko Pha Ngan and Istanbul with an average cost of living of $963/month, internet speeds up to 80 Mbps and temperatures ranging from -3°C to 33°C27.046°F to 91.302°F.
Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life.
It is still great and you can find really cheap apartments (300-400$) and restaurants (2-3$ for a main).
Wouldn't recommend staying there during the burning season.
The best area is Nimman, but it's also the most expensive. You can stay in the old city that's very nice but that gets noisy during the weekend for the night markets.
Last but not least, very safe city.
All in all would go back in a heartbeat.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 37°99°30°86°🥵AQI301$1,098 / mo24Mbps×
This island is a total gem. It has everything one desires in a paradise island! There is a huge higher consciousness/yoga/meditation/vegetarian/vegan community plus epic full moon and half moon parties, omg totally worth checking out! And the internet connectivity and speed on the island is good too. I've had no problem doing work from my laptop as a Digital Marketing Specialist either.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to open🌥Feels 32°90°27°80°🥵AQI432$1,091 / mo18Mbps×
I spent one year in Istanbul and it's absolutely amazing. The city is really safe, I went back home really late during the night, walking, without any problem. Parties are really fun and there are all kinds of spots to have fun (bars, nightclubs, restaurants...). The city has a lot of cafés to work at and most of them have free and reliable wifi. Definitely recommend!
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌥Feels 21°70°21°69°AQI593$1,048 / mo12Mbps×
The noise pollution here is insane. The prayer calls from the mosques seem to reverberate throughout Penang. Seems like they are competing for who can be the loudest. This really ruined Penang for me and I cut my time short.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open🌧Feels 33°91°28°83°🥵AQI224$1,083 / mo17Mbps×
Been living here in Buenos Aires for almost three years. Right now, it's (relatively) cheap. I mean, it isn't for the people who currently lives here but it's if you're a foreign, as the inflation keeps going on the peso isn't that worthy now. But, as I'm saying, if you come with dollars is going to make a huge difference.
(3 years ago: 20 pesos= 1 USD.
June 2020: 95 pesos= 1 USD. and if you're selling dollars in the informal market they will pay you $124. and with that you can buy two small
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun good👮 Safety badTap to open☀️Feels 19°66°19°66°AQI175$801 / mo20Mbps×
After having lived here for two months, I've got to say that this must be one of the worst places in Asia. The only reason I am still here is because I'm stuck due to the covid-19 situation. There is nothing to do here, except going for a walk at the beach. No events, no social life, no activities. Mind you, this has nothing to do with the current situation, it was the same before things got shut down because of the virus.
The locals don't really like foreigners and you can feel that often, eve
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One of the most horrendous cities I've ever been to. Too much traffic, ugly architecture and even the food is very much hit and miss. Oh and housing is not that cheap. People can range from very friendly to very much not caring but on average, they're neither unfriendly nor easy to connect with, even if you speak good Spanish. More than anything, from someone used to the lively vibe in Colombia or Mexico, the place is as lively as a cemetery. No music, not even a peep at night... There's a reaso
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun good👮 Safety okayTap to open🌥Feels 21°70°21°70°AQI68$1,134 / mo10Mbps×
Bengaluru, January 4-9, and 13-13, 2020. Had a good time in Bengaluru ( formerly Bangalore). At first I stayed at the Parijatha Gateway Hotel, Near Soap Factory Metro, which was ideal for my purposes. Transit & shopping was nearby, and there was a mall and good food. The Metro in BLR is VERY modern and smooth- be prepared to be patted down (women and men separately) to get into the station, and you can but a metrocard at the ticket window. In Bangalore the internet is VERY fast (it is India
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The center around Rynok Square was awesome with scenic views, street performers, interesting and creative restaurants, places to grab a beer/wine, coffee shops, pedestrian areas, etc. During the school year one out of five people in Lviv are students and so it definitely has a college town vibe. Personally I think it's Ukraine's best city and I found the cost of living value ratio to be superb. The co-working space I went to (iHub) had a good mix of locals and foreign digital nomads.
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Oaxaca is a city of arts, in its style, vibe and people it attracts. It has a wonderfully peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. I was here for a few months and really enjoyed it. I am more a business type of guy but if I'd be more relaxed I could image spending a few years here.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to open🌥Feels 28°82°26°79°AQI1011$1,175 / mo16Mbps×
A very poor city, not comparable to any other in SEA (maybe Phnom Penh, in Cambodia). Not much to see and do, particularly I can’t see any advantages to stay here, as Thailand, Indonesia and even Malaysia offer better option with higher quality for the same price.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun great👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 34°93°28°83°🥵AQI3912$1,133 / mo9Mbps×
Living in Bangkok since 2015, I refused to go to Phuket longer than I could. I strongly believed in rumors that Phuket was all about prostitution and dirty beaches... oh, how I was wrong! Phuket is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I’d say you can find the same conveniences you’re used in Bangkok, but with a beach - actually many of them, ofter pristine and desert if you rent a motorbike and explore by yourself. Forget about Patong and go to Karon, Surin, Kattatani, Paradise and Freedom Beach instead... you’
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to open🌤Feels 35°95°29°84°🥵AQI4813$1,115 / mo26Mbps×
My main concern with Chisinau is that there is basically only one decent coffee shop in town, namely the Tucano coffee. This means you'll be drinking their lousy coffee at all times, and after a week or so the city is slightly depressing to be honest. However, there are nice affordable Soviet-style cantines all around the city, so you can eat well for less than US$3. Hostels are also OK.
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to open🌤Feels 18°64°17°63°AQI5214$1,210 / mo10Mbps×
Terrible internet even taxi drivers can't use maps and don't know where they are going. Super boring. Congested with traffic and horns. No infrastructure. Bums everywhere. Sketchy people. Davao city is a scary and weird place. There are zero foreigners here. Check the expat group on Facebook it's a handful of creepy old men. I guess Filipinos that live here that are pumping up the reviews for this place because they are proud of where they are from and love their president and his beloved city.
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I lived in Hanoi for 3 full months and I really loved it.
Hanoi has a big foreigner district called 'Tay Ho'. If what you are looking for is somewhat foreigner(English) friendly, the spot is yours. However I preferred to stay in the Japanese area that was full of good sushi.
The charm of the city comes from the people. Vietnamese are aggressively kind and way too friendly.
I even rented a piano from a local shop, placed it at home and played it. Took private Muythai lesson from a local gym
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🙂 Good😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to open🌧Feels 23°73°23°74°AQI4616$892 / mo10Mbps×
Sri Lanka is a great country to visit and explore on vacation, but it is not good for nomading.
The internet is the worst I've experienced in 3 years of travelling around SE Asia. Usually I would supplement terrible wifi with mobile data but I found this also terrible. I visited several places in Sri Lanka, including supposedly up-and-coming nomad destination Welligama. There are very few cafes that are fit for working (almost none with AC/power), Western food is expensive (and so is Sri Lankan
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- People are generally friendly
- Not too many scams like BKK
- Scams are low here because the city doesn't have the same attractions like BKK
- Never ran in to a Digital Nomad here like Chiang Mai
- English level is very low
- If they can speak a little bit of English the people are shy to use it
- Languages that you can use to get by are Thai, Cambodian and Lao
- Hospitals have long line ups throughout the day.
- Locals go in the morning to take a number, when their t
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😙 Affordable📡 Internet 🚀 Super fast😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to open🌤Feels 25°77°25°78°AQI4919$1,022 / mo81Mbps×
One of the best places in Brazil. Beaches, hiking trails, connection with other Brazilian cities by air and the flights are not that expensive. I stayed there in April-June. No tourists, prices go down, everything is calm. Definitely it's the best in shoulder season (March-April or October-November). It can be noisy and pricey in the summer. People very friendly like everywhere in Brazil. I rented a studio room for 350$ in a nice quiet neighbourhood in 2019.
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The people are open, warm and enthusiastic with travelers. Service is brilliant (generally) - much better then Europe. WIFI is poor, drivers have one hand holding their mobile and the other on the horn. Really nice "pace" and the diverse ethnicity get along beautifully. This is NOT BORAT land - Almaty is 2.7 million people.
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I stayed in Hoi An much longer than I planned (10 days) because it was so pleasant. Yes, tourists everywhere. But my hotel was gorgeous and cheap and the wifi was plenty fast for work. When not working I biked out to the beach or through the paddies or into town (too crowded for a bike most times but functional if needed) or just around the countryside. Had some of my friendliest encounters here and as a single woman, always felt safe - night or day.
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Generally favorable on Antalya, but not perfect. The weather was excellent (~26 C almost every day) and the nature of the city is absolutely stunning. The mountains on the west side of the city seem to just explode out of the ocean and it's special to see. That said, the built environment is pretty uninspiring. The center of the city is full of interesting restaurants and shops, but outside of the old town it's not very exciting to look at. My primary complaint, however, is on public transit. It
⭐️ Overall Score💵 Cost 😝 Cheap📡 Internet 🏎 Fast😀 Fun great👮 Safety goodTap to open🌥Feels 27°81°27°81°AQI6325$928 / mo12Mbps×
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