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These 5 Countries Were Just Ranked Best For Digital Nomads In 2024

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Thinking of trying out the digital nomad lifestyle? These five countries were just ranked best in the world for digital nomads in 2024.

Working remotely as a digital nomad has become more popular than ever. But if you're new to the idea, you might be wondering where to live as a digital nomad.

Seville Spain on a sunny day

According to the Digital Nomad Index from VisaGuide.World, these are the top countries for digital nomads right now, based on factors like the availability of a digital nomad visa, affordability, Internet speed, tourism popularity, and more.

Digital Nomad Working on Laptop

5. Croatia

It's no surprise that Croatia is in the top five when it comes to the best countries for digital nomads. Croatia is one of the most-loved digital nomad hubs in the world.

This beautiful European country offers gorgeous nature, fabulous islands and beaches, quaint and historic cities, and good weather. Although prices have been increasing, it's also still relatively affordable compared to many destinations in Europe.

The best location for digital nomads in Croatia is Split. This beautiful, lively city is perfectly positioned for exploring national parks, islands, and other coastal towns.

View of Split Croatia

4. United Arab Emirates

Next up, the UAE is a good choice for digital nomads who are looking for a base in the Middle East. Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are popular cities for digital nomads.

Unlike other countries on this list, living in the UAE will come with a higher price tag. It also requires that digital nomads earn at least $5,000 per month to qualify for the country's digital nomad visa.

But if you don't mind the higher cost of living, you can still enjoy a great lifestyle in the UAE at a lower cost compared to major cities in the United States.

A Female Tourist In Dubai With The Burj Khalifa For Background, United Arab Emirates

3. Romania

Romania is one of the top destinations in Europe for digital nomads. This Eastern European country has been growing in popularity with digital nomads and remote workers.

Why? It's a stunning yet underrated country, with the Transylvania region being one of the most beautiful destinations in all of Europe. Bucharest, Romania's capital city, is also extremely cool. It's extremely affordable, and it makes a great base for digital nomads.

Interestingly, Romania also has some of the fastest Internet speeds in the world — which may seem like a small thing, but it's actually huge for digital nomads!

Peles castle Sinaia in autumn season, Transylvania, Romania protected by Unesco World Heritage Site

2. Argentina

The top country in South America for digital nomads is Argentina. This massive country is filled with breathtaking scenery, from Patagonia in the south to Iguazu Falls in the north.

Argentina is also home to an amazing capital. Buenos Aires is the best city in South America for digital nomads. I spent a month there myself, and I was blown away by how awesome this city is. There's always so much to do, and the cost of living is incredibly low.

In fact, Argentina is the most affordable country on this list for digital nomads, and yet you won't sacrifice any quality of life here. Aside from Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Mendoza are two other major cities that are great for digital nomads.

The Skyline Of Buenos Aires Depicting A Mix Of Old Style Belle Epoque Buildings And Modernist Structures And Skyscrapers, Argentina, South America

1. Spain

Finally, Spain comes in at number one for the best digital nomad countries in the world.

You can't beat life in Spain. It's one of the most affordable countries in Western Europe. Cities in beautiful southern Spain, such as Seville, Granada, and Malaga, are notably less expensive than bigger cities like Madrid and Barcelona. There's so much to explore in Spain, and getting around is easy.

Spain also offers one of the easiest digital nomad visas in Europe, with a minimum monthly earning requirement of approximately $2,270. This is significantly lower than the requirements in some other countries.

Woman in Granada Spain in Winter

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