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The Best Cities to Travel to as a Digital Nomad

As things change in the corporate world, and the great resignation happens, there are more remote workers than ever. And thanks to amazing opportunities, and free wifi popping up in many different locations, there has never been a better time to hop on a plane, find a coworking space, and become a digital nomad.

Wifi Artists always choose the best locations for digital nomads, looking at safety, internet connection speeds, cost of living, things to do, and much more. But how do you choose which is best for your wants and needs? We’ve listed the top 10 places to travel to for digital nomads, according to Wifi Artists, to help you out.

How to choose the best location

In order for us to consider the location “digital nomad friendly”, the location must meet numerous criteria. We’ve chosen the following locations based on safety, wifi speeds and internet cafe availability, affordability, walkability, and things to do.

After reading this list, you’re going to want to do your own research to determine which location sounds perfect for you and your lifestyle. Depending on what you do on a daily basis, and your daily habits, there are many different criteria to look into.

The best locations for Digital Nomads

1) Phuket, Thailand

Located in southern Thailand, the biggest island in Thailand, located on the Andaman Sea, Phuket is a beautiful place to visit for Digital Nomads. It is mountainous, but surrounded by its famous white sand beaches. It has everything from hundreds of islands that you can visit, diverse food and restaurants, exciting nightlife, secret beaches, and tons more. Additionally, there are many different coworking spaces and some of the fastest internet providers in the world.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 50.76 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available all around the province

Affordability: $1,100 USD per month

Walkability: 9/10

2) Bali, Indonesia

Another great location, Bali is the Island of the Gods and is well known for digital nomads. With tons of beaches, sights to see, Indonesian cuisine, and wellness activities, Bali is more than worth a visit. Bali is even planning on launching a Digital Nomad Visa, which would allow Digital Nomads to stay for up to 5 years without paying taxes, this will make it an even more obvious location for Digital Nomads.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 15 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $845 USD per month

Walkability: 6/10 - scooters are the most common form of transportation

3) Medellin, Columbia

The capital of the province of Antioquia, Medellin is nicknamed the City of Eternal Spring and is the second largest city in all of Columbia. It is known for its coffee plantations, and the people there are some of the friendliest people you’ll ever encounter. While you’re there, you’ll want to explore all of the beauty it offers, experience the coffee and cuisine, visit the museums, and maybe even attend a football game. Don’t forget about the different coworking locations, there are so many to choose from and you’ll want to see the design of them all.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 33.99 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $900 USD per month

Walkability: 6/10 - public transportation is the most common form of transportation

4) Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Home of the worlds largest party, Carnival, it is famed for its spacious sunny beaches and modish music culture, making it an easy must visit location for world travelers. Spending time at the beach surfing or soaking up the sun, riding the cable cars up the mountains, and enjoying the cuisine are just a few things you can do while you’re in Rio De Janeiro.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 24.64 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $980 USD per month

Walkability: 9/10

5) Lisbon, Portugal

Named one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a blend of traditional heritage and progressivism. There is buzzing nightlife, beautiful weather, and tons of activities to be done. While you’re there, you’ll want to admire the architecture, taste the food, wine, and pastries, and spend tons of time at the beach. There are also plenty of day trips you can take just outside the city to explore nearby mountains, villages, and countrysides.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 20.8 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $1,250 USD per month

Walkability: 9/10

6) Buenos Aires, Argentina

As the capital and most populous city of Argentina, Buenos Aires is the national center of industry, politics, culture, and technology. It is a pulsating, passionate, and cosmopolitan city, often referred to as more European than Latin American in style. Being the birthplace of the Tango, you can imagine there are many places to learn this romantic dance, and maybe you’ll even be good at it! Additionally, you can experience the exciting nightlife, eat like royalty, enjoy nature, and maybe even head to a football game.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 24.3 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $1,550 USD per month

Walkability: 4/10 - public transportation is the most common form of transportation

7) Osaka, Japan

Travelers from both inside and outside of Japan flock to Osaka to see the sights and experience its unparalleled food culture. It is a major financial center of Japan, important to many companies like Panasonic and Sharp. It also houses many famous landmarks including the Osaka Castle and Shitennō-ji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan. It is nicknamed the nation’s kitchen, and is a foodie’s paradise; if you travel by eating, you have to go here. You’ll also want to visit Spa World, shop ‘til you drop at the many shopping locations, and visit the Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 20.88 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $1,650 USD per month

Walkability: 9/10

8) Quito, Ecuador

Known as the best-preserved, least altered historic center in Latin America, Quito is a must see as a digital nomad. It is Ecuador’s capital and whether you're into history, adventure, or local food & nightlife, it’s the perfect place for you. While visiting, you’ll want to tour the churches and monasteries, taste the chocolate, get a higher overlook by taking a cable car, visit the museums, and visit Parque Carolina.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 18.38 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $1,400 USD per month

Walkability: 3/10 - use the Trolleybus, the Ecovía and the Metrobus Q

9) Yerevan, Armenia

If you’ve ever wanted to see the most festive palette ever, Yerevan is the place for you. Not only is it Armenia’s capital, but it is also the largest city and one of the oldest continually inhabited cities. It flawlessly brings together the distant present and rhythmic present, and has tons of things to do. You’ll want to explore the old and the new, admire the inside out art center, Cascade, visit the dancing fountains, and taste the most ancient food in the south caucasus. If you go at the right time of year, you might even catch their water festival! Wifi Artists went to their 2022 water festival and it was loads of fun.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 26.5 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $900 USD per month

Walkability: 9/10

10) Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. A magnificent city of cathedrals, bridges, towers, and church spires, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also the political, cultural, and economic center of central Europe. While you’re there, you will want to see the largest castle complex in the world, people watch on one of Europe’s oldest bridges, drink (it is the beer capital of the world), attend fun festivals, and indulge in local cuisine.

Safety: Good

Wifi Speeds: 17.96 Mbps

Internet Cafes: Numerous available

Affordability: $1,150 USD per month

Walkability: 7/10 - also has bikes and public transportation

And there you have it, the top 10 Digital Nomad travel locations according to Wifi Artists.

If you’re looking into traveling to one of the locations mentioned above, you’ll want to check out our current programs to see if we’re traveling to one of the locations. Wifi Artists is here to turn you from remote worker to thriving Digital Nomad, we want to see you cross locations off your bucket list one by one.

If you have any questions about our programs, we suggest you check out our FAQ page. If the question you have is not on our FAQ page, you can reach us via our contact form here. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Ready to travel with us? Check out our current program availability here and apply here. After applying, you will have a quick interview with one of our program leaders and you will be on your way to traveling in no time! We can’t wait to meet you.



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