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These Are 10 Of The Best Cities For Digital Nomads, According To A New Report 

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As the number of people working remotely around the globe increases, more information and studies come out helping people decide where they should choose as their next digital nomad destination. 

There is no shortage of options for great countries, regions, cities, and even cruise ships for remote workers to choose from nowadays. 

Beautiful young girl woman in eyeglasses sitting with a laptop on her balcony at sunset with a view of the city, remote work from home

Flexible workspace marketplace website Instant Offices has released a report in which they rank almost 80 locations worldwide on their suitability for digital nomads.

Using data in regards to a city's affordability, weather, broadband speed, wifi locations, and connectivity, resulting in a list of the best cities to be a digital nomad in 2023. 

man at laptop with coffee

Here Are The Top 10 Cities For Digital Nomads:

1. Lisbon

It’s not exactly a secret that this Portuguese capital city has been favored among digital nomads in recent years.

With many coworking spaces, over 7,000 wifi hotspots, and an amazing food and drink scene, this city wins people over, especially if they are working while they are here.

The warm climate and seaside location do not hurt either! 

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lisbon skyline portugal

2. Bangkok

Bangkok wins points with digital nomads for many reasons, one being its huge ex-pat community, making networking and connecting with new friends easier than in other less popular cities.

Bangkok boasts over 15,000 wifi hotspots around the city, and coworking spaces and affordable accommodation also work in its favor with remote workers.

Not to mention the nightlife can be as tame or as crazy as you like. 

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Grand palace and Wat phra keaw at sunset bangkok, Thailand

3. Madrid 

For being such a huge city, Madrid has a bit of a lower cost of living than some other famous European capitals.

Aside from this, Madrid is becoming somewhat of a hub for remote workers, and therefore all those who come here to log on seem to connect with others rather quickly.

With great wifi and loads of coworking spaces, you can always find a place to sit down and log in. 

Madrid plaza Mayor aerial view with historical buildings in Spain.

4. Seoul

Digital nomads looking to the east can find a home in South Korea's capital city.

With fantastic public transportation, great infrastructure, super modern technology, culture, history, and nightlife, one will never be at a loss for things to do in this bustling metropolis.

With some of the fastest internet speeds in the world, staying connected everywhere shouldn’t be an issue for anyone either. 

Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, South Korea

5. Delhi 

Some might be surprised to see this bustling Indian capital city on the list of best digital nomads cities in 2023, but there are some good reasons for its high ranking.

With a lower cost of living than others on the list, and many coworking spaces and wifi access points, Delhi does win some points with digital nomads.

Although public transportation might be a tad hectic, there are reasons to consider this culture-packed capital as a great idea for remote workers. 

Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, India

6. Dubai

Dubai has been winning top accolades for tourists and digital nomads recently, and therefore seeing it on this list is likely not to surprise anyone.

Digital nomads enjoy a high degree of safety, great modern infrastructure, and high quality of life in Dubai.

Not to mention internet speeds and Wi-Fi connections that are first class. 

Dubai - amazing city center skyline with luxury skyscrapers, United Arab Emirates

7. Ho Chi Minh 

Cheap accommodation and daily living costs, all the excitement of living in a bustling Asian city, amazing street food, and great internet are all among the reasons for Ho Chi Minh making the top 10 of this list.

Digital nomads here are able to explore a fascinating culture-packed city with history and interesting things around every corner. 

Notre Dame Cathedral ho chi minh city

8. Jakarta

This sprawling and chaotic capital of Indonesia might not be as popular with digital nomads as some of the other Asian cities on this list, but there are reasons to consider it a great place for remote working.

One major factor here is the connectivity to other areas in Southeast Asia, especially for those who want to explore the Indonesian archipelago.

While not as cheap as some of the other cities mentioned, you can still enjoy some creature comforts here for far less than in other places, and those who live in the modern central business district maintain that they feel a high degree of safety in their daily lives. 

Jakarta city skyline with iconic symbol likes National Monument (Monas) at night. Jakarta, Indonesia

9. Kathmandu

The country of Nepal might not be the first place to come to mind when a digital nomad chooses their next destination, having historically mainly been popular with trekkers and backpackers.

But those who come here for remote working (and, ok, probably some weekend trekking) will likely find themselves pleasantly surprised with the city's ability to tick the digital nomad wishlist boxes.

With overall good internet available, cheap accommodation, friendly people, and some serious views, you can see why it made the list. 

Sunset at the boudhanath stupa kathmandu nepal

10. Rotterdam

The second most famous city in The Netherlands is gaining attention as a digital nomad hub.

Known as the creative heartbeat of the country, this small and accessible city has many coworking spaces, not to mention ultra-fast wifi and loads of fun things to do in your downtime.

With numerous cafes lining the streets and Europe's largest port, Rotterdam always offers something interesting to experience. 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands old harbour ships

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Friday 21st of April 2023

Digital Nomads are ruining communities around the world..local born and brought up in areas like Lisbon cannot afford to live there anymore due to them being there


Thursday 20th of April 2023

Kathmandu? Sure, it's an interesting city with plenty of traveller infrastructure, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who relies on internet for their work. The regular power cuts are too problematic. You can go for hours without electricity, multiple times a day.