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These Are The Top 5 Cheapest Destinations For Digital Nomads According To New Report

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Digital nomadism has taken the world by storm, quickly turning into one of the fastest-growing trends in the travel industry.

Equipped with laptops and a thirst for adventure, modern wanderers are constantly seeking the next destination that’ll best sustain their lifestyle – a place that’s visually appealing, culturally rich, and, most importantly, budget-friendly.

woman enjoying the beautiful view on mountains and valley in Ella, Sri Lanka

According to a recent report comparing the 50 countries that are currently offering digital nomad visas, these are the top 5 cheapest destinations for remote workers:

5. Indonesia

The gorgeous archipelago has captured the hearts of thousands of digital nomads through affordable living costs and a rich mosaic of captivating landscapes and experiences.

Views Kelor Island, Indonesia

Whether you’re looking forward to feeling your heart beat faster amid the urban buzz of Jakarta or simply dreaming of lying back and sunbathing on the serene beaches of Bali, Indonesia will prove to be the perfect spot for you.

For just $750 a month, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a culture that’s nothing short of breathtaking. 

So, spend your free time wisely, and don’t forget to explore the majestic Borobudur, witness the cultural wonders of Ubud, or take a revitalizing sunrise hike on Mount Bromo during your time in Indonesia.

Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia

4. Macedonia

Landlocked in the heart of the Balkans, Macedonia is truly a hidden gem for remote workers seeking a budget-friendly destination.

aerial view of Skopje, Macedonia

For just a little over $700 a month, this small yet geographically diverse country offers everything you’d want in a digital nomad hotspot and more. 

The awe-inspiring views of Lake Prespa and Lake Ohrid (one of Europe’s oldest, deepest lakes) might be just the push you need to get through a busy workday.

Lake Ohrid Macedonia St. Kaneo church

Walking a fine balance between centuries-long traditions and modern advancements made with the remote professional in mind, Macedonia offers the perfect atmosphere for those looking for an authentic Balkan experience during their travels.

While you won’t have direct access to the idyllic beaches of Greece, Albania, or Croatia during the summer, the main advantage to being located in a landlocked country like Macedonia is that you’ll be well-connected to all neighboring countries.

So, if you ever get the chance to be in this picturesque Balkan destination, don’t miss out on the opportunity to travel around (round-trip bus tickets for international travel start at $15).

3. Colombia

While Colombia boasts some truly affordable prices (monthly costs are tied with Macedonia at just over $700), its meteoric rise in popularity among digital nomads is based on more than just that.

Skyline Of Cartagena, A Caribbean City In Colombia, South America

As far as value for money goes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another country where you’ll be able to experience the lush Amazon rainforest, the majestic Andean mountains, and the world-class Caribbean coast for this low of a price tag.

When you’re not exploring the great outdoors, you’ll love cities like Medellín.

Medellin Colombia

Boosting impeccable weather, a wide range of co-working spaces, and a lively expat community, the City of Eternal Spring welcomes remote workers with open arms. 

2. Argentina

When it comes to a country that holds as much culture and history as Argentina, you’d think that spending a couple of months or years here would surpass even your most generous budget.

A couple admiring some very scenic views outside Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina

Luckily for digital nomads all over the world, that’s not the case. 

Expats living in the land of the passionate tango can expect to pay roughly $728 to cover their monthly expenses.

Buenos Aires, the lively capital, is one of the biggest digital nomad hotspots in the country. 

Aerial View Of Central Buenos Aires With The Landmark Obelisk And Traditional Historic Buildings, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Latin America

The city boasts an array of co-living spaces and co-working hubs while also exuding a mix of Argentina’s vibrant culture and the type of charm you’d expect from old European cities.

1. Sri Lanka

A month of living expenses in Sri Lanka adds up to just over $600, which puts the stunning South Asian country right at the top of today’s list.

Woman on laptop in sri lanka, she is a digital nomad

Not only is the teardrop of India one of the cheapest places for digital nomads to reside, but it also offers excellent value for the money.

Between the serene beaches, ancient temples, and lush tea plantations, Sri Lanka holds so much culture and natural allure that every dollar you’ll pay for the experience will seem entirely worth it. 

The island’s historical charm is only outweighed by the warm, genuine hospitality that the locals here are best known for.

Living in Sri Lanka also gives you a wide array of choices. 

Skyline Of Colombo, Sri Lanka, South Asia

From bustling cities like Colombo to laid-back towns like Mirissa, you’re sure to find a destination that fits not only your budget but your lifestyle, too.

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