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Why This Southeast Asian Country Is One Of The Most Popular In The World For Digital Nomads 

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After years of uncertainty and a global lockdown, the world of digital nomads is reinventing itself to set new standards for what the norm should be.

Nomads are now working in coworking spaces, slowly traveling from place to place, or starting their own businesses. In the past year or so, the idea of remote work has broken itself down into varying genres, and everyone wants a place!

Resume.IO recently analyzed thousands of hashtags in order to find where in the world these digital nomads are spending their time across the globe. 

Woman on a swing at a beach in Thailand

Breaking it down by continent, there’s one particular country in Southeast Asia that has 4 cities (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ko Phangan, and Krabi) in the top 10 for best destinations for digital nomads this year. 

Thailand has steadily remained one of the leading spots for American tourists, and for good reason. With a diverse array of cities to choose from, affordable prices, and incredible beaches, there’s a lot this country offers travelers and nomads. 

thailand city views

Co-Living and Co-Working Spaces 

As a whole, Asia is known in the digital nomad community as being a hot spot for remote workers. Significantly cheaper than Europe, Asia provides a little ease on the purse strings when it comes to looking for affordable housing.

Completed during the pandemic, the HOMA Phuket Town apartments have gained popularity amongst nomads looking to live and work in Thailand.

As low as $700 a month, the furnished apartments provide a luxury co-living experience with cleaning surfaces and a coliving space for workers (that’s a steal!)

people in thailand

Thanks to a thriving group of remote workers throughout the country, Thailand continues to implement more and more coworking cafes and spaces. With large spaces, delicious foods, and excellent wifi, digital nomads will feel right at home here!

Imagine waking up in the morning to beach-front views, hammock swings, or the hustle and bustle of a city. Thailand has it all, and this is what’s drawing remote workers. You can look forward to your own room, new friends, and enough money left over to enjoy the country.

thai street food market

A Supportive Network

While physical spaces are certainly important, one of the leading factors in where to settle is the community. Having a dedicated space to work is a draw, but what if you could also have a space to meet others in the same boat?

An abundance of online communities makes it quite easy for digital nomads to meet fellow remote workers throughout Thailand. From forums to social media groups, there’s something to be said about knowing you’re not alone in a new journey!

What’s more, Thailand also promotes the growth of digital nomads through various meetups and courses offered, allowing workers to stay up to date on industry trends.

view of temple in Thailand

Budget-Friendly Everywhere

Foodie-lovers rejoice: Thailand is an explosion of gastronomical delights! Spices, bold flavorings, and unique dishes- there’s always something new to try.

An integral part of becoming accustomed to the local way of living is definitely by trying Thai Street Food. What better way to learn about a new country than getting lost amongst the street-food stalls?!

If you’re living in a co-living space, the best place to meet people is always the kitchen! Thailand offers an array of local markets for affordable ingredients if you’re looking to save money and cook from the comforts of home.

Planes, trains, and automobiles. Thailand is even budget-friendly when it comes to transportation options. With overnight buses, domestic flights, and SO MANY tuk-tuks, it’s very doable to travel around the country at a low cost. 

railay beach krabi

Why Choose Thailand?

  • Cheap cost of living
  • A welcoming community
  • Growth options for digital nomads
  • Vibrant culture
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Affordable foodie options
  • An array of co-working and living choices
Thai Women Wearing Traditional Attire And Holding Up Traditional Umbrellas As They Walk Towards A Temple In Chiang Mai, Thailand, Southeast Asia

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