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These 3 European Countries Have The Best Digital Nomad Visas Right Now

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If you're dreaming about living the digital nomad lifestyle in Europe, these are the top 3 countries offering digital nomad visas right now.

Digital nomad visas have become increasingly popular in the last few years, and many European countries have begun offering them.

However, some countries have extremely high-income requirements, making the visa inaccessible for the average digital nomad.

Woman in Mallorca Spain

Below are the European countries with the easiest digital nomad visas to obtain.

These are also countries with a more affordable cost of living where you can enjoy a great quality of life for less.

1. Albania

Albania is by far the best destination for digital nomads in Europe.

This underrated Balkan country is among the cheapest destinations in Europe, so you can live an awesome life here without having to pay a fortune.

The Port Of Saranda In South Albania, South Eastern Europe, Balkan Peninsula

Albania also has some of the most gorgeous beaches in all of Europe, and the lively resort town Sarandë has become a popular digital nomad hotspot.

The digital nomad visa offered by Albania requires a minimum annual income of only $9,800. It's valid for one year, but you can renew it annually for up to five years, at which point you can qualify for permanent residency in Albania.

And even with a visa, many nationalities including Americans can remain in Albania for up to 365 days, making this a very accessible destination for digital nomads.

A young woman looking at the historic city of Berat in Albania, UNESCO

2. Spain

Spain is another great country for digital nomads in Europe.

There are so many amazing cities in Spain that are perfect for digital nomads. Personally, my favorite is Sevilla, a gorgeous city located in the Andalucia region of southern Spain. I found it to be more affordable than both Madrid and Barcelona, and more beautiful and fun!

Spain's digital nomad visa is easy to qualify for because you only need to demonstrate monthly earnings of approximately $2,360, on the lower end for digital nomad visas in Europe.

Seville Spain on a sunny day

The visa is valid for one year and renewable for up to five years.

Spain is a great place to be a digital nomad if you want to enjoy a slower, more relaxed pace of life. Although Spain is definitely more expensive than, say, Albania, it's still one of the cheaper countries in Western Europe.

3. Croatia

Another country that is excellent for digital nomads is Croatia.

This European country has it all, from amazing Adriatic Sea beaches to charming historic towns to stunning national parks.

woman overlooking dubrovnik, croatia

It's not hard to see why Croatia is one of the most liked digital nomad destinations in the world.

Although it has gotten more expensive recently (especially in popular destinations like Dubrovnik and Split), Croatia can still be very affordable in comparison with Western Europe.

Croatia's digital nomad visa is also one of the easier ones in Europe to obtain, with a monthly income requirement of approximately $2,520.

This visa is good for one year, but unlike Albania or Spain, you are not able to extend it.

skyline of split in croatia at sunset

More European Digital Nomad Visas

These are three of the best digital nomad visas in Europe that offer a mix of attainable requirements, a lower cost of living, and awesome destinations.

Here's a look at some more options for digital nomad visas in Europe:

  • Portugal: Income requirement of approximately $3,060 per month, good for one year with the ability to renew
  • Malta: Income requirement of approximately $2,960 per month, good for one year with the ability to renew
  • Greece: Income requirement of approximately $3,835 per month, good for one year with the ability to renew
Woman with photo camera near Hephaistos temple in Agora near Acropolis in Athens, Greece

As you can see, these visas are a bit more restrictive with higher income requirements, but they can still be a good option if you're looking for an amazing European destination to live in with a relatively low cost of living and you meet the requirements.

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