After writing about which digital nomads destination are the best for nomads to live and work i decide to write another part . Many locations out there are perfect for digital nomad places. Cost of living and of course speed of Internet connection and other living and working condition offered make difference for which place is good and which one is not. Lets see the seven new suggestion that i made for you as your digital nomad location choice.
1.Davao – Philippines
According to NomadList Davao is worth if you looking for cheap destination to work from. Overall score is 57 percent. Having on mind the weather (all year summer but very humid) and size of the city Davao qualifies for this list. Internet connection is 6mbps. Cost of living in this 1,4 milion city are in the range of cheap . You can work from home ( cheap monthly packages) or from the bars or Internet cafes. Also is rank as a very good place for start ups cause low cost of starting process. People are friendly and generally nomads dont have any problems there.
Rated as a World Bank top competitive city, low cost of living (apartments ranging from $250–550 for average to luxury), very helpful and gracious people, strong connectivity to the outside world (fiber optic internet at 20mb is $30 and phone service with unlimited calls to the US is $35), high level of service (one day a week maid service to cook, clean and wash is $80 a month and every restaurant delivers to your door so no need to go out every night).
Community here to be very active (lots of biking, hiking and extreme sports) and for someone who wants to be more active this is attractive, and ultimately for me the ability to be in the same time zone as most of my staff is a huge perk (switching between EST and CDT). The population here has great education, people are highly motivated, and I have been able to find a large group of peers who are either expats running businesses from here or local peers who are also entrepreneurs of successful organizations. Overall very impressed with the infrastructure and the community.
Maybe one of the best places in Brazil to work from. Have a wonderful beaches and fantastic scuba diving area. People are super friendly and cost of living is really great.
It’s not the biggest or the most well known Brazilian city, but it’s the most highly rated by digital nomads. It’s often described as a mini-Rio due to its beauty, vibrance and active outdoor lifestyle, although Floripa is also far safer and has a higher quality of life.
Floripa is also an emerging technology hub so international freelancers will appreciate the greater connectivity, more widespread use of English and abundance of co-working spaces.
4. CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
Arriving in northern Thailand’s largest city, you’ll immediately find yourself surrounded by vibrant architecture and history as well as droves of rickshaws and tuk tuks, Chiang Mai’s main form of transportation. A ride in the city ranges between 20 and 50 baht, or roughly the equivalent of 58¢–$1.44.
“Chiang Mai is a great option for digital nomads because it has a laid-back atmosphere, a great built-in community, it’s inexpensive, and of course [there’s] amazing Thai food,” says Alyne Tamir, a digital media manager. “You won’t be the only nomad around and will find like-minded people to exchange ideas.
While the picturesque architecture, Bohemian art scene, and exceptional beer all recommend Prague to aspiring digital nomads, it’s the city’s potential for urban exploration that put it on my list. When you find yourself stuck on a problem and getting frustrated, just set your work aside for a bit and lose yourself in the city’s twisting streets in search of small, unexpected moments of charm and wonder. As Lonely Planet describes it: “Prague’s maze of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards is a paradise for the aimless wanderer, always beckoning you to explore a little further. Just a few blocks away from the Old Town Square you can stumble across ancient chapels, unexpected gardens, cute cafes and old-fashioned bars with hardly a tourist in sight.” Of course, enjoying a quality beer in the relaxed atmosphere of one of the city’s many bars after a hard day’s work wouldn’t hurt either.
One would be hard-pressed to find a city that is calling out to digital nomads more than Sofia is at the moment. If you’re looking to get some work done in a pulsating, growing metropolis, then this is the place to be. Cheap rent expenses, the low cost of eating out and blazing internet speed are some of the perks of this vibrant city.
‘Betahaus’ is but one example of the city’s groovy co-working spaces, and very much a forerunner in terms of the co-working culture. In addition, Sofia is a beautiful and safe city. Kind, helpful locals and a pairing of Southern Europe with a dash of the Balkans makes for an unrivaled experience. Top your Sofia experience off with a trip to some of the highest skiing areas in the region, located close to the city, or cut yourself loose after dark by indulging in Sofia’s epic party culture.
7.Cape Town South Africa
Cape Town is another city with a reputation for violence, but it can be much safer than you’d think. It has largely been off the digital nomad radar thus far, but that is soon to change. For starters, sandwiched between Table Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town has one of the most spectacular settings of any major city. And where else in the world can you share a white sand beach with a flock of penguins? Wine-tasting, whale watching, rock climbing, and surfing are just a few of the other activities you can enjoy during your stay. A 90-day tourist visa on arrival is convenient for a stay of a few months—just perfect for escaping from the Northern Hemisphere’s winter. South Africa is also ideally situated to conduct work in the same timezone as European clients. If you’re looking for a co-working space in Cape Town, you can try out,Cape Town Garage. There are many others arriving on the scene as well.