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Top Most Affordable Travel Destinations for Digital Nomads in 2024

Dive in and discover your next potential home away from home!

by Emma Bousfield • June 16, 2024 • 4 min read

Traveling the world while working remotely is a dream come true for many aspiring digital nomads. However, finding destinations that offer affordability, reliable internet, coworking spaces, and a thriving community can be challenging. To make your life a little easier, we’ve curated a list of the top cheapest travel destinations in 2024 that are perfect for digital nomads.

1. Hoi An, Vietnam - $64.51/day

Hoi An Vietnam boats in the water

Hoi An is a charming ancient town known for its lantern-lit streets, delicious cuisine, and rich history. For digital nomads, it offers a variety of coworking spaces and cafes with strong WiFi. The cost of living is incredibly low, making it an ideal place to stretch your budget while enjoying a vibrant cultural experience.

Why Hoi An?

  • Numerous coworking spaces like Hub Hoi An.
  • Affordable cost of living.
  • Excellent local and international cuisine.
  • Warm and friendly community of expats and locals.

2. Cape Town, South Africa - $68.48/day

Aerial view of Cape Town

Cape Town combines stunning natural beauty with a bustling urban lifestyle. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, beaches, and mountains, it also boasts a growing number of coworking spaces. The city has reliable internet infrastructure, making it a great base for digital nomads.

Why Cape Town?

  • Diverse and vibrant coworking spaces like Workshop17.
  • Excellent outdoor activities and scenery.
  • Strong digital nomad community.
  • English-speaking population.

3. Tokyo, Japan - $74.43/day

Tokyo japan skyline

Tokyo might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of affordable living, but with some savvy budgeting, it’s possible to live economically in this metropolis. Tokyo is a tech-savvy city with numerous coworking spaces and ultra-fast internet. It's also Japan, so... you know the food is going to be absolutely unreal.

Why Tokyo?

  • Advanced technological infrastructure.
  • An abundance of coworking spaces such as Impact Hub Tokyo.
  • Unique cultural experiences and culinary delights.
  • Efficient public transportation.

4. Penang, Malaysia - $93.98/day

Penang hill in Malaysia

Penang is a gorgeous island known for its incredible street food, heritage sites, and sandy beaches. It’s becoming increasingly popular among digital nomads due to its affordability, reliable internet, and growing number of coworking spaces. We are certain you will find no shortage of new friends to explore, work and travel with.

Why Penang?

  • Excellent coworking spaces like @CAT Penang.
  • Fantastic local cuisine.
  • Affordable cost of living.
  • Rich cultural history and beautiful landscapes.

5. Phuket, Thailand - $97.97/day

Phuket thailand beach and ocean with boats in the water

Phuket offers the perfect mix of beautiful beaches, bustling nightlife, and a growing community of digital nomads. The island has several coworking spaces and cafes with good WiFi, making it an ideal place for remote work... and not to mention, the place looks absolutely insane. Just give it a quick google search... the beaches look phenomenal.

Why Phuket?

  • Numerous coworking spaces like Garage Society Phuket.
  • Affordable accommodation and food.
  • Stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife.
  • Friendly expat community.

6. Delhi, India - $98.05/day

India gate in Delhi India

Delhi, the bustling capital of India, is an exciting and possibly overlooked destination for digital nomads. Delhi has rich history, lively markets, and diverse culinary scene, and also has an increasing number of coworking spaces cropping up, and due to its booming tech industry, you know the internet connections are going to be as reliable as you need them to be!

Why Delhi?

  • Varied coworking spaces such as Innov8 and 91springboard.
  • Rich cultural and historical sites.
  • Diverse and affordable food options.
  • Large expat and digital nomad community.

7. Costa del Sol, Spain - $102.67/day

Beach in Spain

Costa del Sol translates to "Coast of the Sun," which is quite a literal translation. This spot has a sunny and warm climate, and an absolutely beautiful coastline. It is becoming a more popular destination for digital nomads because it has got a relaxed lifestyle, good infrastructure, and several coworking spaces.

Why Costa del Sol?

  • Numerous coworking spaces like The Living Room Coworking.
  • Beautiful beaches and outdoor activities.
  • Warm climate year-round.
  • Rich cultural heritage and vibrant expat community.

Becoming a digital nomad doesn't have to break the bank. These destinations offer the perfect balance of affordability, amenities, and vibrant communities, ensuring you can work efficiently while enjoying the beauty and culture each place has to offer. Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in 2024!

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