Life as a digital nomad means you can choose where, when and how you work. You can work from anywhere in the world, all you need is good internet connection and a laptop. While this could be an expensive lifestyle, digital nomads can save a lot of money by being smart about where they choose to travel. If you’re thinking of jetting off here are 5 top travel destinations for the digital nomad.

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Barcelona, Spain

With a thriving cultural scene and incredible weather all year round, digital nomads are drawn to Barcelona. It is the perfect combination of work-life balance, with plenty to see and do as well as having one of the world’s largest co-working populations with an abundance of co-working spaces. It is also relatively cheap so you can still have fun on a budget.

The cost of living in Barcelona is 39% cheaper than in Sydney.


Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is one of the most popular destinations for digital nomads due to it being one of Europe’s cheapest capitals and one of the most historic. Budapest has plenty of co-working spaces, free WiFi in cafes as well as efficient public transport. It is also known for its restless nightlife especially in the summer where outdoor areas in the city centre turn into open bars.

The cost of living in Budapest is 58% cheaper than in Sydney.

Florianopolis, Brazil

When thinking of cheap travel destinations Brazil might not come to mind. But if you think outside the box and head south to Florianoplois, or Floripa as it is locally known, you will find a city with an abundance of beautiful beaches and rent half the price you’d find in Rio. With a thriving nightlife, active outdoor lifestyle and high quality of life, Floripa is highly rated by digital nomads. It also has an emerging technology hub with an abundance of co-working spaces and great connectivity.

 The cost of living in Florianopolis is 47% cheaper than in Sydney.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a very popular destination for digital nomads. With its very low cost of living, 24/7 WiFi cafes, hot climate and great food, international freelancers flock to this city. Known for its temples, lush forests, mountains, rice fields and traditional atmosphere, Chiang Mai has plenty to explore. There is a large quantity of co-working spaces and there are even regular networking events that you can participate in.

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 65% cheaper than in Sydney.

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Ubud, Bali

Australians love Bali - the tropical climate, laid back lifestyle and vibrant culture makes it a top holiday destination but it’s now also an increasingly popular hub for digital nomads. With the internet improving dramatically in recent years and co-working spaces continually popping up, it is the perfect environment for those who want a tropical escape while kicking business goals.  

The cost of living in Bali is 63% cheaper than in Sydney.

There are so many incredible places around the world that are beckoning digital nomads to work, live and explore from. Why not book a plane ticket and jet off to your next adventure? It might just be the best thing for your career. 


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