Much like the vagabond travelers and drifters of yore, digital nomads are tech-working travelers who dedicate their time and energy to gig-economies and freelance work on the internet. Some cities, however, are better than others for these highly skilled tramps and travelers. While living a lifestyle independent of physical location appeals to a great many technological workers, there are a number of factors to consider when making a move, such as work and life necessities, living spaces, and actual costs of living. The following are the top 3 best cities for digital nomads in 2019.
Taipei has long been revered as a hot spot for working digital nomads. As a metropolis with a vastly growing sector of technology-related jobs, the city provides working nomads with the time and resources required for kick-starting online businesses. In addition to affordable Asian culture, like food and entertainment, cheap amenities can be found all over the cities, from grocery stores to coffee shops. Public transportation is dirt-cheap and highly reliable. The city offers a number of co-working spaces, making it one of the best cities for digital nomads to live and work in 2019.
2. Seoul, South Korea
The cosmopolitan city of Seoul is quickly gaining attention from the world’s digital nomad communities. Seoul is home to some of the world’s best airports and airlines, making a trip to Seoul quite easy and affordable. The university area offers digital nomads not only a bustling nightlife but also a place to work and converse with fellow, tech-savvy individuals. The city is popular for its therapeutic opportunities, including natural hot springs and public foot baths. Digital nomads from all over are starting to enter Seoul to relax while working on the internet.
3. Tbilisi, Georgia
While some might envision the American state of Georiga when they hear about Tbilisi, this city is, in fact, located in the actual country of Georgia, and is a perfect oasis for digital nomads. Tbilisi is known for its incredibly cheap cost of living and hospitable population. This cobblestoned town is teeming with history and is one of the safest in the entire country. Nestled between both the ocean and the mountains, there are plenty of nice, quiet spaces for digital nomads to work and live.
While the list of digital nomad-friendly cities is always growing, these are some of the best to pursue a location dependent lifestyle and launch an online, technological career.