It’s every freelancer’s dream. To work something you love and are passionate about, and explore the world. If you have already learned how to manage your time right, and create the right relationships to make the business work, then you are ready to see the world. If you think that traveling and working will cost you a fortune, think again. There are many cities all around the world, where you can work and explore for less than 1000$ a month. You don’t need rich parents, or large savings account to do it. You just need to pick a place. Here are the top 10 cities perfect for freelancers and digital nomads.
10. Wellington, New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand aren’t the best for digital travelers, because of the connectivity issues. But there are few spots, that can change your mind, like the capital of New Zealand, Wellington. It’s a great combination of fast internet service, and low cost of living, making it very attractive for top digital companies and freelancers from all around the world.
9. Barcelona, Spain
Sunny Spain has many cities, perfect for digital travelers, but Barcelona is home of the largest co-working population. Here, locals and freelancers from all around the world work side by side. Here, the work/life balance is one of the best in the world, perfect for those searching for culture, sunny days and surrounding beaches and mountains.
8. Belgrade, Serbia
Serbia’s capital Is unexpected combination of history, culture, architecture and night life. Located in the meeting point of the rivers Sava and Dunabe, Belgrade will inspire every digital nomad with it’s picturesque views. The inexpensive cost of living and the friendliness of the locals make it even easier to choose Belgrade for your next working spot.
7. Tallinn, Estonia
Announced as the best city in Europe to find a job, Tallinn is the place where the low cost of life come with wide use of English and free Wi-Fi in almost every public place. If you want to meet other freelancers, here you can choose from some of the greatest co-working spaces. When you finish working, and want some fun, you can always go to medieval Old Town and find a place where other freelancers chill.
6. Taipei, Taiwan
If you want to travel trough Asia, Taipei is one of the best cities where you can visit. Famous with its technological advances, and beautiful street markets, Taipei is the best place to go if you want to expand your business. Here you can find excellent food, friendly people and a fast way to travel around.
5. Budapest, Hungary
Known as one of the cheapest capitals in Europe, Budapest attracts freelancers and digital nomads from all over the world, who come here to enjoy the plenty open-air bars in summer. Here you can find a lot of co-working spaces and meet local and international freelancers. Living in Budapest will give you opportunity to socialize and make friendships with other great people.
4. Cape Town, South Africa
If you love summer, and can’t decide between mountains and the sea, Cape Town is the best place for you. Here, you can enjoy both, along with nine months of summer. Here, you can find great co-working spaces, but you can also do your daily tasks sitting by the pool, in a wine estat, or with Table Mountain as background. It’s all in your hands.
3. Ubud, Bali
Bali has been a popular spot for digital nomads and freelancers for years because of its affordable rents, beautiful beaches and stable Wi-Fi connections. So, if you want to come here to do your job, find a place to live in Ubud. Here, you can explore many things, meet a lot of people and work in one of the best co-working spaces in this part of the world called Outpost Asia.
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
As Bali, Thailand has been famous freelance spot for years now. Here you can find cheap rents, delicious food, friendly locals and other freelancers. And when you finish work, you can explore the vibrant architecture and history if the city. Don’t forget to visit the temples and feel the traditional atmosphere.
1. Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal’s capital is announced the best city for freelancers and digital nomads for 2017. Beautiful views, perfect warm weather, low prices and fast internet are some of the things you will find if you come here. Here, you can find heaven on Earth for your business and adventure seeking soul. Lisbon is city with rich culture, history and fast growing co-working network.Not to mention one of the best cuisine in the world. So, if you want to feel the warm weather and hospitality of the locals, feel the vibrant energy of the streets, and fall in love with the Atlantic ocean while growing your business, Lisbon is the best place for you.
Being a digital nomad means that you’re smart and brave enough to chase your dreams and do what you love most. When you decide to choose freedom over comfort, the whole world can become your working place. You just have to pick a spot you like most… or make a list and explore new place every few months.