10 most affordable destinations for digital nomads in 2023
After three years of lockdown, some of the hardest-hit countries want to make as much money as possible by openly discouraging the budget digital nomads to visit.
But there are eight countries in particular who have remained faithful to the nomads and offer them affordable trips in 2023.
Here tourists can enjoy an enchanting Adriatic coastline, UNESCO-listed sites and medieval castles on top of the mountains to 45.80% less than in an EU country. Additionally, Americans are allowed to stay in the country for up to a year without a visa.
It is a very underrated country with a diverse natural landscape and a rich ethnic and cultural heritage that tourists are just rediscovering. The country is 41.19% cheaper than other Western EU countries.
Without accommodation, Americans will spend an average of $555.21 for a month-long trip through Georgia. And believe us, there are enough sights to keep you busy for many weeks or even an entire year. Georgia has been called the number one destination in Europe for digital nomads.
Türkiye (formerly Turkey)
Turkey has plenty to offer history buffs and sun worshippers, from the towering minarets of Istanbul to the sandy beaches of Antalya on the eastern Mediterranean. Fortunately for them, prices for food, accommodation and tourist attractions are often 48% and 21% cheaper, respectively, than in Italy or Greece (according to Numbeo).
Long-staying digital nomads are particularly fond of Thailand. They can expect to live well on an average of $532.70 per month (excluding rent), about 45% less than in the United States. Few direct flights from North America depart from Canada, which in itself makes the journey strenuous, but the benefits are definitely worth it.
A lunch for one at a budget restaurant in Laos costs just $2.72 and a pint of local beer starts at just $1.13, according to Numbeo. However, locals earning the equivalent of $3,740 a year are likely to dispute that costs in Laos are reasonable, although the average Westerner earning 11 times that amount is unlikely to feel it.
As for costs, visitors should budget at least $593.88 per month to cover living expenses, more than 40% less than in the United States. Long-term visitors will find that rents in the capital Phnom Penh are up to 55.81% cheaper than in other well-known Western European countries like France.
The projected cost of living in the country is $419.06 per month (not including rent), which is about 60% cheaper than in the United States., making it one of the lowest prices on our list. Finally, it is one of the few countries in South America to allow tourism without restrictions, which makes it even more attractive than the very strict Brazil and Colombia.
This charming town offers a multitude of activities, delicious cuisine and a rich history. You are close to beaches and can take a fast ferry to one of the many Greek islands. Renting a downtown apartment will cost you $515/month, a one-way transit ticket is only $1.40, and a meal in a cheap restaurant is $12.84.
Belgrade has become one of the most sought-after destinations for digital nomads due to its incredibly low costs and fast internet access. There are plenty of coworking spaces in the Serbian capital that are exclusively for digital nomads, and there’s a thriving cafe scene there. Renting a downtown apartment will cost you $460/month, a one-way transportation ticket just $0.85, and a meal at a cheap restaurant $7.35.