If you’re looking to work remotely abroad, there is a huge digital nomad community around the world.
While our team hasn’t been everywhere in the world, we are connected to groups of adventurers and digital nomads who’ve lived all over. Here are our favorites countries and cities to work abroad.
Where You Can Easily Work Remotely Abroad
If you’re looking for tropical scenery, check out this island. This British Overseas Territory will now allow people to work or study there for an entire year!
The requirements include:
- Must be 18 or older
- Have health insurance
- Proof of employment or higher ed enrollment
They’re hoping opening up the island will increase tourism and economic activity.
While Spain can be more expensive if you’re living in cities like Barcelona or Ibiza, there are many areas that still offer a city feel at an affordable price. Consider heading to Valencia or Seville!
Valencia will give you the big city vibes without the expensive price tag. It also has the old Spanish feel with Siestas and beautiful architecture.
- Amazing food at affordable prices
- Close to other major European cities
- Large English-speaking population
- Beaches galore!
- Large metro system for easy travel.
In our opinion, there aren’t many downsides. However, many of our team members have spent extended periods of time there so we may be partial to Spanish living.
It can get expensive if you’re in Barcelona, which can be a big downside if you’re trying to save money or don’t make tons at your remote job.
Next door to Spain, Portugal is also a great option! There are major cities that offer quality internet access and the low cost of living throughout the country makes it even better. This is the cheapest Western European country to live in, so you can stretch your dollars pretty far here!
Lisbon is known for a great food scene and even better wines, so you can definitely eat your way around the country! There are also hundreds of miles of coastline, so if you enjoy beaches this is the place to be.
- Cheapest cost of living in Western Europe
- Good internet/technology
Pristine beaches and delicious cuisine make it a top place to work abroad. You will need to have a visa if you plan to stay over 30 days, but it’s worth it!
- Low living costs
- Huge community of expats, so many English-speakers
- Must have visa for over 30 day visits
- Internet isn’t the best, but improving
With no visa requirement, it is very easy to set up here. There is also a strong digital infrastructure that allows for fast internet throughout the country. (This isn’t common in many lower-cost countries)
- Cheap cost of living
- Strong internet & digital infrastructure
- No visa requirements!
This is a smaller country and less well-known, which could be a downside or upside depending on how you look at it! There is also not a huge community of English-speakers, so consider grabbing a Taiwanese dictionary…
While this isn’t a top-of-the-list type country, the extremely low cost of living and beautiful scenery make it something you should consider. In addition to low living costs, the internet capacity is strong. They have some of the fastest internet speeds in the world…
- Stay under 90 days without visa
- Low cost of living
- Fast internet
- On the coast & mountains
- Beautifully unique architecture from Soviet-era
The less-known location could mean that flights are more expensive, but once you get there it will be considerably cheaper!
In South America, Ecuador is known as the safest country, so it’s great for expats. It also has low cost of living (but most South American countries do), so you can save money while living it up!
There are stunning jungles and wild landscapes to explore for outdoor-lovers. Don’t forget to explore the Galapagos Islands!
- Safest country in South America
- Beautiful scenery – perfect for outdoorsy folks!
- No visa requirement if less than 90 day stay
The small country doesn’t have the best infrastructure for internet, but if you stay close to Quito, the capital you can find quality internet.
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