3 Awesome Countries for Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads: Beach Living
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When you’re a digital nomad, the possibilities for living situations and countries are endless! So, depending on your job and situation, it can be tough to find the right balance. Although there are so many amazing and beautiful countries, I’ve picked 3 that have supportive infrastructure while still allowing digital nomads to have reasonable prices to choose from.


Ecuador: A Cultural Haven for Digital Nomads

This place has become more and more popular to tourists and backpackers alike. Terrific landscapes surround the entire country, and the Amazon jungle is right around the corner for true escape into nature.

The country is relatively small and is home to major cities such as Quito and Guayaquil, offering reasonable accommodations at low prices.

The Galapagos Islands are also a quick boat ride away!

People are friendly, the food is delicious, there’s culture around every street corner, and, mostly importantly, it’s not too hard to find wifi (although it may be a bit slow)!

Digital Nomads: Ecuador

Nomad List Data for Quinto, Ecuador

  • Places to work from: Great
  • Friendly to foreigners: Good
  • Cost: Affordable – $1,082/mo
  • Internet: Good – 6Mbps (avg)
  • Free WiFi in city: Good

Nomad List Data for Cuenca, Ecuador

  • Places to work from: Great
  • Friendly to foreigners: Good
  • Cost: Affordable – $1,080/mo
  • Internet: Good – 5Mbps (avg)
  • Free WiFi in city: Bad

Colombia: Nature is your Workspace

Another South American country for the list!

During my extensive travels, this place has been the favorite country of choice for almost every backpacker I’ve met.

I can confirm there’s a good reason for this!

The reputation that has developed over the years for Colombia is very misguided in my opinion. The entire country offers tons of great spots to live and be constantly surrounded by nature, with smaller cities right around the corner.

Beaches are top notch in this paradise! If you’re a fan of beautiful beaches, there are endless choices.

Transportation is quite easy as well, with options of renting cars/motorcycles or taking buses for very cheap prices.

This country suits people who want to be relaxed, as well as the hardcore adventurers!

Nomad List Data for Medelin, Colombia

  • Places to work from: Great
  • Friendly to foreigners: Good
  • Cost: Affordable – $1,262/mo
  • Internet: Good – 5Mbps (avg)
  • Free WiFi in city: Good

Nomad List Data for Bucaramanga, Colombia

  • Places to work from: Great
  • Friendly to foreigners: Okay
  • Cost: Affordable – $866/mo
  • Internet: Slow – 4Mbps (avg)
  • Free WiFi in city: No data
Colombia

Indonesia: The Friendliest Place for Digital Nomads

This is my top pick, as it has pretty well-developed cities, all of them almost completely surrounded by nature.

Accommodation is some of the cheapest I have ever seen, and the people are the warmest and friendliest I’ve ever encountered on my travels.

Although Bali is great, check out Lombok, Flores, or many of the cities on the mainland, and this is where the essence and culture truly lie (and don’t forget the best prices!).

There are mountains, beaches, volcanoes, cities, jungles, and more throughout the entire country. I would describe this country as digital nomad heaven, as it really suits most people’s needs!

Nomad List Data for Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Places to work from: Great
  • Friendly to foreigners: Okay
  • Cost: Affordable – $1,322/mo
  • Internet: Good – 7Mbps (avg)
  • Free WiFi in city: Okay

Nomad List Data for Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Places to work from: Great
  • Friendly to foreigners: Great
  • Cost: Affordable – $1,189/mo
  • Internet: Good – 16Mbps (avg)
  • Free WiFi in city: Good

All of these countries are great, and it all comes down to individual preferences.

These 3 countries have some of the best wifi and infrastructure relative to the cost of living and standard prices. Weather in these countries tends to be more tropical, particularly in Colombia and Indonesia, which suits digital nomads because most want to escape the cold.

Overall, check these places out and do some more digging on cool spots!


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Tristan Lane

Tristan has been viciously traveling the world for the last 5 years, hitting 65 countries in 6 continents! Out of all the exotic places he’s visited, his favorite countries are the Maldives, Iran, and Indonesia. Tristan has been getting his feet wet with remote work for the last 3 years, experimenting with different fields.

In his spare time, Tristan works in the project management space and passionately trades cryptocurrency. Ask him anything about Bitcoin and some of the lesser-known cryptos and he’ll talk your head off 🤣. He’s also a huge sports fan and athlete, playing tennis, soccer, basketball, and as if that weren’t enough, he swims and cycles from time to time.
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