If you live in the UK and would like to try out the ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle, to see if it’s suited to your interests and way of working, then you may not want to travel all the way to Southeast Asia or Latin America.
Luckily, though, you’re just a short (and cheap) flight away from many digital nomad-friendly destinations in Europe.
It scores 4.75/5 on Nomad List, which rates the best cities for living and working remotely. Its high score is influenced by many factors, such as its relatively low cost of living (especially if you’re coming from London).
The city also has some of the best nightlife in the world, well known for its techno nights and clubs that stay open until late.
Some of Berlin’s best coworking spaces include Launch/CO, Agora Collective, Betahaus, House of Clouds, Spott Box, ESDIP Berlin, Ahoy! Berlin, Square Haus, Fritz46, Thunderbolt Collective, Co 23, Co-up, Alte Kantine, Sankt Oberholz and B+ Office.
Hungary’s capital just falls behind Berlin in terms of its Nomad List score, getting a 4.68/5.
What’s great about Budapest is that it also has a lively nightlife, but it is considerably cheaper to live there than in Berlin.
According to Nomad List, you could live in Budapest for under a grand a month. The city is noted for its beautiful architecture, ruin pubs and thermal baths.
Coworking spaces include UP Center, Impact Hub Budapest, Mosaik, Collabor8, Loffice and Kaptar.
You may not have thought about Ukraine as a digital nomad destination, but it turns out to be one of the most affordable European cities to live in. According to Nomad List, it costs under £600 a month to live in Lviv.
There are also several affordable co-working spaces, such as iHUB, Communa, OK Factory Working, Startup Depot.
Also, if you're a beer drinker then you’re in luck, as it can be cheaper to buy a pint of Staropramen or Pilsner Urquell than water.
Coworking spaces include Locus Workspace, Impact Hub Prague, Pracovna, InVision LABS, Smart Coworking, Opero and SVET-HUB.
You may not know very much about Slovenia, but it is a highly underrated country.
Since the country is so small, you can base yourself in the capital, Ljubljana, and not be far from some amazing places; including Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Skocjan Caves (the largest known underground canyon in the world), Predjama Castle (built into a cave), Soca Valley (noted for its emerald blue river) and the Julian Alps.
If you’re not into big, bustling cities, then Ljubljana will be perfect, as it’s fairly small and relaxed. Many visitors love the city for its picturesque architecture and street art.
Also worth checking out is Metelkova, an autonomous social centre, located on the site of former military barracks. It features bars, club nights, art galleries and artist studios.
If travelling and working remotely is something you’re interested in doing, try going on a ‘workation’ to one of these destinations.
You may discover that this lifestyle is a fantastic way to achieve a work-life balance.
Sam Woolfe writes for Inspiring Interns, which helps career starters find the perfect job, in everything from sales jobs to marketing internships. To browse our graduate jobs London listings, visit our website.
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