The Most Underrated Destinations For Digital Nomads

If you take a look at NomadList, you’ll see all the usual suspects ranking in the top five digital nomad destinations, including Canggu, Bali and Chiang Mai, Thailand. But with nearly 200 countries in the world, plenty of them are suitable for remote workers. Here are some of my favorites that you might not have considered.

1. Canada

Oh, Canada… a seemingly conventional choice, but actually amazing. Canada is a vast country that digital nomads tend to overlook (perhaps it’s too obvious?). This is a shame, since Canada offers something for everyone. It’s a digital nomad paradise complete with fiber optic Internet, co-working spaces, coffee shops, and yoga studios from sea to shining sea.
The major cities of Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal have also mastered the art of urban zoning — seriously — it’s impressive. On any given city block you can reliably find a variety of cafés, supermarkets, and a restaurant representing every country in Asia and the Middle East. There are also an array of bars, restaurants, shops, parks, and nature within walking distance. You literally never have to leave your neighborhood. It’s like living in New York City, but with nature.
On a limited budget? Not to worry. You don’t have to travel very far out of the city to cut your cost-of-living in half (or less). Canada’s rural border towns are even less expensive than suburbs. You don’t have to sacrifice WiFi, safety, good food, or amenities, either.

2. Eastern Europe & The Balkans
hate to lump a group of countries as a destination — especially such diverse and unique countries — but it’s impossible to pick a favorite. If you haven’t been to countries like Cyprus, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Albania, or their neighbors, you’re missing out — big time. All one boasts ultra-fast Internet, mouth-watering food, four distinct seasons, diverse natural landscapes, numerous co-working options, and friendly locals. Eastern European nations also have a more ancient history than their western counterparts.
Life in Eastern Europe and the Balkans is good, but it’s arguably better if your home currency is strong. The cost of living in countries like Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Ukraine can be less than it is South East Asia.
The only downside with this region is the possible language barriers and different currencies to manage. For more on what it’s like to visit each country, check out these videos:
Added bonus: While some of these countries are in the EU, none of them are currently in the Schengen Zone (thus, they don’t count against most 90-day visas).

3. Mexico City
Playa del Carmen is a great beachside destination for digital nomads in México, and the site of the upcoming Nomad Summit, but Mexico City has more culture, infrastructure, and things to do. The Distrito Federal is a sprawling cosmopolitan city with a personality all its own and a great option for digital nomads.
Low cost-of-living? Check.
Safe? Check (despite old stereotypes).
Cheap, tasty food and fiber optic Internet? Check and check.
How about an accessible airport with heaps of direct flights? ¡Sí!
Art, museums, day trips, English-speakers? Correcto. I’ve spent an entire year of my life within the borders of Mexico and D.F. has it all, gente. But don’t just take my word for it — go see for yourself!

4. U.S.A.
Many of us are already aware of the pros and cons of living in the U.S., but it can be flat-out ignored as a destination for American remote workers. I’m just saying — if you haven’t been to all 50 states yet (or even half of them), just think about what else is out there waiting for you— all without changing your SIM card.
Join the #vanlife movement and hit the road from coast to coast or just post up literally anywhere. The land of the free is so big and so diverse, that your ideal cost-of-living/climate/co-working utopia surely exists somewhere.

Source : MEDIUM 

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