Budget destinations in Asia have been really popular amongst digital nomads. You can save good money by choosing your destination city wisely. A budget place to live will let you enjoy the world and save money at the same time. Every place is unique in its self therefore making a choice becomes difficult. But picking a place with value for money and good infrastructure like internet connection, co working spaces, weather should be your focus.
I’m listing a few places which along with travelling the world will prove to be budget-friendly for you:
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
A paradise for digital nomad-Thailand is considered to be very popular country amongst them. Chiang Mai is Thailand’s largest city with delicious Thai food, fast internet, unique architecture and vibrant culture. It’s very famous for ‘Tuk Tuk’ which is used as main public transport costing you roughly $1.50. Like Bali you will bump into many other digital nomads in this city too sharing ideas and exchanging views. If you want to run away from the chaos of the city life then its calm and cultural atmosphere will be soothing for you. As a digital nomad you will find many social networking groups open to you offering seminars, outings and diners. It has ample of co-working spaces like Punspace and Artisan Cafe. This budget friendly city will let you network around and carry on work peacefully.
- Cost of living: $850 p.m.
- Co-working spaces: $100 p.m.
- Basic Meal: $1.5
- Rent for 1 bedroom: $250 p.m.
Also known as the magical island, Bali and its tropical weather, lush green jungle, beautiful beaches will dazzle you. It’s very popular amongst the digital nomad and once you decide to set a base there you will meet many other with nomadic interests. It’s a very popular tourist destination as well. Ubud is a town in Bali famous for its craft and dance plus you will have access to meditation and yoga, great food and co-working spaces such as Hubud, Startup Getaway and Outpost. Amazing environment and low-cost of living makes Bali a perfect place to step in.
- Cost of living: $900-$1200 p.m.
- Co-working spaces: $250 p.m.
- Basic Meal: $2.5-$4
- Rent for 1 bedroom: $400 p.m.
The tropical mountainous island of Phuket has a lot for digital nomads. It resides in Andaman Sea being largest island in Thailand. The magnificent marine lagoons, scenic mountains and exotic white beaches are really eye-catching. While you are on break from work you can enjoy water sports here like paddle boat, parasailing or kayaking. There are Buddhist temples and Portuguese architectures which you can visit. The island also offers you good Wi-Fi, tasty sea food and co working spaces like Phuket Coworking and Regus Royal Phuket Marina. The stress relieving surrounding and laid-back atmosphere can be a great choice for you.
- Cost of living: $960 p.m.
- Co-working spaces: $150 p.m.
- Basic Meal: $1.8
- Rent for 1 bedroom: $400 p.m.
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Ho Chi Minh City is a vibrant mix of old and new plus the largest city in Vietnam. You will experience a city life with a touch of French Gothic architecture and has a long-held history of Vietnamese War. This city is also very famous for its cheap and tasty street food, fast internet options and chaotic lifestyle. You just need a motorbike to get started. There is an abundance of cafe and co working spaces where you will meet many other who will share the same nomadic interests. If you want a little change from your current surrounding with less money then hit this city.
- Cost of living: $880 p.m.
- Co-working spaces: $90 p.m.
- Basic Meal: $2
- Rent for 1 bedroom: $450 p.m.
PRAGUE, THE CZECH REPUBLIC
If you want to dwell into ancient medieval architecture, colorful rustic buildings and you love beer then Prague is the place. This city gives you historic sites with a low-cost of living. It is home to the largest castle in the world. As a digital nomad this place offers you super fast internet connection up to 50 mbps so your work never comes to halt. You can work and network with other nomads at co-working spaces such as Impact Hub Praha and Locus Workspace. Post work you can have a calming walk at twirling streets and visit the city’s beautiful churches, gardens, cafe and bars with best beers.
- Cost of living: $900 p.m.
- Co-working spaces: $165 p.m.
- Basic Meal: $4
- Rent for 1 bedroom: $410 p.m.
So these 5 cities are worth considering if you have little money in your pocket. The mentioned budget or cost will help you in deciding your destination. Every place is unique in its own with different atmosphere and culture, it’s your lifestyle choice which will impact this major decision so make a wise one!