After being told it's unworkable in Puerto Escondido, looking for alternatives :)
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|🎓 Education level*|
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|🙊 English speaking|
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|✌️ Peace (no pol. conflict)|
|🚦 Traffic safety*|
|📶 Free WiFi in city|
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|❄️ A/C or heating|
|😁 Friendly to foreigners|
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|👩 Female friendly|
|🌈 LGBTQ+ friendly|
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|🌍 Region||Latin America|
|⏱ Average trip duration||16 days|
|📡 Internet speed (avg)||21 Mbps|
|⛅️ Weather (now)||🌥 17°C 63°F + 💦 Damp (74%) = feels 18°C 64°F|
|💨 Air quality (now)||😐 78 US AQI = 🚬 / day|
|💨 Air quality (annual avg)||😐 61 US AQI 🍃 good|
|🚕 Best taxi app (in country)||Uber|
|🚑 Travel medical insurance||Safetywing|
|📱 Best wireless carrier||Telcel|
|💸 100 MXN in USD||USD 5.02|
|🏧 Suggested ATM take out:||MXN 10,000 = USD 502|
|💳 Cashless society||💵 No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)|
|💻 Best coworking space||El Cowork|
|💻 Best alt. coworking space||Coworking Monterrey|
|🚰 Safe tap water||🚫 No, not drinkable|
|👨👩👧👦 Population||1,100,000 people|
|👨👩👧👦 GDP per Capita||$8,444 / year|
|😤 Population density||🧘♀️ not busy: 15x15m (225m²) per person|
|🏞 Foreign land ownership allowed||Yes|
|👫 Gender ratio (overall)||👨 48% 👱♀️ 52%|
|👫 Gender ratio (young adults)||👨 51% 👱♀️ 49%|
|⛪️ Religious government||Non-religious|
|💻 Online electronics shop||Linio|
|🏠 Apartment listings||Avisosdeocasion|
|✈️ Best short-haul air carrier||Volaris|
|✈️ Best int'l air carrier||Aeromexico|
|💵 Cost of living for nomad||$1,323 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for expat||$719 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for family||$1,330 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for local||$380 / month|
|🏠 1br studio rent in center||$226 / month|
|🏢 Coworking||$121 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$828 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$39 / night|
|🏠 Airbnb (802 listings)||$877 / month|
|🏠 Airbnb||$29 / night|
|🥤 Coca-Cola (0.3L)||$1|
|🍺 Beer (0.5L)||$2|
After being told it's unworkable in Puerto Escondido, looking for alternatives :)
If you’ve been to Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Zipolite, etc, please share your experience with the internet there.
What speeds did you get up/down? Where?
How solid and consistent was the connection?
How common are blackouts and loss of power?
Any other tips, favorite places to work, etc?
Which towns have decent internet?
Thanks so much!
I am planning to travel to Mexico City next weekend and stay for 7-10 days there. I wonder if cafes, stores and other places like these work? And if cafes work, do they work as usual or only for take away&delivery? Will be very thankful if someone can help here.
Hi, i live in mexico city and it is very normal. Some stores/restaurants close earlier, some limit the amount of people, but for what i can see, most of the places keep working as usual.
I will be traveling/working through Mexico with my dog February to April. My plan is to stay in Sayulita for about 2-4 weeks, then travel south along the cost.
Is there anyone who wants to share an airbnb apartment? I was thinking of renting a private villa, but because these are large and have multiple rooms, I was wondering if there are fellow nomads wanting to share? I’m open to other locations as well (Puerto Vallerta, Oaxaca, and everything in between these two locations.
I'm also interested. I'll be in PV Nov-Dec this year and Playa del Carmen in Dec - Feb 2021.
This post is quite old but I would be interested as well
Going in Cancun/Playa del Carmen for 3 months starting January 5th !
I could be into this. I’ll be there March 24th. I’m looking for someone to split costs with.
Know Mexico City?
We are here for 4 more nights. We want to get a good feel for how it would be to live here as nomads.
What neighborhoods should we check out? What cafés should we peep? What peeps should we meet?
Haha, thanks so much!
Just in case anyone stumbles across this later, I totally agree with Parque Espana as a fun place.
You can’t really go wrong staying anywhere along Tamaulipas. You can walk to a different restaurant for every meal for weeks on end. A lot of the places to stay here reflect that popularity which is good and bad. If you’re willing to pay above the market rate of surrounding areas you can almost always find a very nice place on Airbnb that’s available. If you have a lower budget then you’ll want to book pretty far in advance.
Roma Norte also has a great scene it’s worth checking out.
As far as good goes, do not pass up trying the tacos Por Siempre Vegana. Whether you’re vegan or not, these are some of the best tacos in Mexico City which means they’re among the best in the world!
If you’re feeling really adventurous, befriend a local and ask them to tell you about the Tepito neighborhood.
I went to CDMX for 1 month and ended up staying 2 and still didn’t feel like I scratched the surface. One of my favorite cities!
✅ Affordable to live
✅ Fast internet
✅ Warm all year round
✅ Good air quality usually
✅ Spacious and not crowded
✅ Very easy to make friends
✅ Easy to do business
✅ Great hospitals
✅ Roads are pretty safe
✅ Safe for women
✅ Very friendly to LGBTQ+
✅ Not many people smoke tobacco
❌ Not very safe
❌ Not much to do
❌ Too hot in the summer
❌ Very damp now
❌ Quality of education is low
❌ Freedom of speech is weak
❌ People don't speak English well
❌ Not family friendly
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Good city to live in, welcoming to foreigners. Lived here for decades and always felt welcome by the people. Cost of living is low, only negative thing is that it is relarively new, with no real historic areas, and there isn’t as much to do as there is in other larger cities.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️26min11Mbps×
Where cowboys and the wild west truly started, San Antonio is a beautiful and historic city with many layers to explore within and outside the city. It's a hotter town than Austin, not just in temperature, but also in terms of friendliness, activities, family values, and cultural richness (with authentic tacos of all types, Tex-Mex, Cali style, and from Mexico City), it has one of the best culinary and cocktail scenes in the country. It's one of the most affordable for millennials in the States⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️36min49Mbps×
If you stay in Roma or Polanco you'll be fine. Mexico City was a little too chaotic for my taste, but also had some really beautiful and cool neighborhoods and a must visit if you find yourself in the middle of Mexico. Uber runs here so that makes it easy to get around. It can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be, a decent hostel will run you $15 - $20/night. I cook many of my meals and prefer to splurge at nice restaurants a few nights a week vs eating at cheap places for every meal⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️56min20Mbps×
All in, Austin is a good city. We live in Hill Country now so we're a bit removed. But it's beautiful area once you get away from the highways. A good tech scene. Not too expensive (~$2100 for a nice 2 bedroom apt) for the U.S. Has wineries and breweries galore. Not a great place if you are a recovering alcoholic (!). Cons: extremely hot in the summer; reaches 110 F (43.3 C) in summer afternoons from June - September. Not very diverse. Highways are loud and obnoxious.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️45min65Mbps×
Antigua is a fun, historic and compact city with enough international visitors to make it comfortable for any expat for digital nomad. In recent decades the city has evolved into an international Spanish-learning destination, for the high quality of life, tourism amenities, access to nature, and low cost. It's also a few hour drive from one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen: Lake Atitlan.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️2h6Mbps×
This place is a lot of fun, has beautiful beaches, and gives easy access to amazing cavern diving. That said I wouldn't recommend it, overall. You have two parts, centro and hotel zone. Hotel zone is essentially as if Bali existed in the US, but inexplicably is somehow in Mexico. Roughly 3-4x the price of Bali and the rest of Mexico, almost no real mexican food (the best reason to go to Mexico) in the hotel zone, a bunch of beach hipsters (Tuluminati), relatively terrible internet (some 10Mbps+⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️2h10Mbps×
I live in Indianapolis. Even though I don't want to live here in the future, I do now. And what I can tell you from this is that it is a beautiful family friendly city. Broad Ripple is a place for pets and children to come eat lunch and walk around. There are many shops from Ice Cream to Hiking stores. The inner city of Indianapolis though is the most fun. It may have been called a boring city but I highly disagree. I have a blast everytime I come to the city. Yes, there are problems and my tip⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️3h47Mbps×
Seattle is a great city, especially if you like nature, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round. People are generally open-minded and friendly. The cost of living is high but it allows you to be able to afford other places on earth easily if you can find a job here. You can also find plenty of good restaurants and arts around in the city. I recommend to stay at least 3-6 months to get the feel of living a PNW life.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️4h71Mbps×
Use Uber transportation. I do not recommend to use bike because it is not safe. Traffic is a big problem, so be prepare ahead for your appointments and don’t get stock in the rush hours.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️4h18Mbps×
Spent one month living and discovering Guad and area. Walked, bussed and Uber when necessary. NEVER felt unsafe. My Spanish is very basic and yet was able to communicate. Friendly and helpful people! Amazing for such a large city!🌺❤️⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️51min12Mbps×
Tokyo has so much to offer and so much to do. It is easily overwhelming. Whereas I usually take my first week to explore a place Tokyo’s sights just kept on going. I remember ending up in a hidden cocktail bar, a mexican rooftop party with 1 meter margaritas, spending a whole day going only to French places(?), visiting a store that only imported 2nd hand hiphop apparel, and throughout it all the best michelin star ramen. It just seemed endless, completely unrelated and incredibly fun. Six wee⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️14h32Mbps×
I love Cebu so maybe I may seem biased but here's my perspective as an American who has spent many months, off and on, in Cebu. It is my other home. I have even owned a condo in Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu previously and a car there too. First, it's a big city and like any big city you need to be careful. I don't find Cebu to be unsafe. I've felt just as safe in Cebu as I do in my native Los Angeles (California, USA). Obviously don't do things like flash money or valuables, etc. Use common sense...⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️18h6Mbps×
If you stay in Roma or Polanco you'll be fine. Mexico City was a little too chaotic for my taste, but also had some really beautiful and cool neighborhoods and a must visit if you find yourself in the middle of Mexico. Uber runs here so that makes it easy to get around. It can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be, a decent hostel will run you $15 - $20/night. I cook many of my meals and prefer to splurge at nice restaurants a few nights a week vs eating at cheap places for every meal⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️56min🌇 Also went here14 people×
I've found it a great place to be a digital nomad. Good weather, great culture, creative people.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️1h🌇 Also went here6 people×
I've stayed in Merida about 5 months. Its okay. There is not much to do here other than go to visit ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, restaurants and a few cantinas. Its a huge police presence and its really safe here. The nightlife is not good here. I would not recommend renting here because they want you to pay your entire lease upfront if you don't have a Mexican who owns property to co-sign for you. Most of the people here are nice. Many of them speak English but won't speak it because they⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️2h🌇 Also went here7 people×
Overall, a pretty great place. Good restaurants and many breweries. Solid entertainment. It has all four seasons and lots of sunshine. Some homelessness issues downtown, like most cities.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️2h🌇 Also went here6 people×
Nothing does a better job of explaining LA’s beautiful diversity and different neighborhoods than the documentary about the late Jonathan Gold, our city’s greatest amabassador and the only food critic to ever win a Pulitzer Prize. It is called, “City of Gold” and if you want to know LA, just watch this film. Trailer link: https://youtu.be/DmKTRDfz1zM⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️3h🌇 Also went here7 people×
I guess if you're a nomad this doesn't matter much, but the long-term job pickings here are slim and among the most underpaid for a US city. There seems to be a tacit rent floor that means you won't find a good deal on housing. A lot of people don't seem very invested in their interpersonal relationships here since their ties to the area are often transient.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️3h🌇 Also went here9 people×
I've been living in SF since 2014 and I have to say Cost of Living is misrepresented. It's a lot more expensive now (2020) than posted. 1-bdr in center is $3,500-$4,000 + $200-$300 for parking + $100-$200 for utilities. Almost impossible to find month-to-month rent, so this is for 1-year lease. Coffee for two + a pastry is easily $20. Dinner for two never less than $50, unless it's fast food (+20% tips are expected) and if you want actually something good it's at least $100 for two. Airbnb is $1⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️3h🌇 Also went here7 people×
I've lived in New York City - Brooklyn - for over 20 years. For visiting tourists, the best neighborhood to stay in is NOT Bushwick. Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Ft. Green or Brooklyn Heights is preferable. Plenty of good transportation in those areas - subway, buses or Uber. Easy access to beaches in Long Island and New Jersey. There's plenty to do in NYC. Great restaurants, Broadway plays (!), and in the summer you frequently can catch a free concert.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️4h🌇 Also went here7 people×
Seattle is a great city, especially if you like nature, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round. People are generally open-minded and friendly. The cost of living is high but it allows you to be able to afford other places on earth easily if you can find a job here. You can also find plenty of good restaurants and arts around in the city. I recommend to stay at least 3-6 months to get the feel of living a PNW life.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️4h🌇 Also went here7 people×
Having lived in the Montreal region almost all my life, here are a few things to note: - Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings (restaurants, bars, stores, underground shopping malls, business and residential building (excluding your own living spaces), public transportation, etc. - English is harder to come by outside Montreal and certain parts of south shore but very common in the west end of Montreal - Montreal has 2 English universities: McGill and Concordia both of which are centrall⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️4h🌇 Also went here6 people×
How did you guys classified Penge as rich? It is one of the worst neighbourhood I have ever been in London, the ammount of people I know that have been robbed there is appalling.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️11h🌇 Also went here8 people×
Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️12h🌇 Also went here12 people×
Lived in Barcelona for a year and a half. I would agree that the weather is perfect and Barcelona does have a great tech scene as well as food and has everything landscape and lifestyle wise that you could think of. Bureaucracy isn't too bad if you nip it in the bu** early and have patience. Also, some clubs are free. (Jamboree!). The metro is also, very efficient with red and purple being the busiest lines. Very walkable city too. Plenty of opportunity to meet people as well. The beaches are ok⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️12h🌇 Also went here7 people×
Berlin is overall a great city to be. Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business. Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from. Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0) Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket. No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here. Biggest downsides IMO: service quality at restaurants - not that people are rude, but they don't seem to particular⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️12h🌇 Also went here6 people×
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