As the idea of working remotely becomes more accepted by employers and freelancers, the idea of shared working spaces has become very popular.
Co-working spaces allow you to rent a desk or an office for flexible terms. They’re affordable and great for networking with other digital nomads who are living and working remotely. They can also serve as a great place to find work as a freelancer.
When working remotely, you don’t necessarily have to find a co-working space, but sometimes working out of your hotel or homestay just won’t do it anymore! Take a look at this list of the best places to work and live remotely and let me know what you think in the comments!
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
Cost of living: <$600US p/m
Places to work: Nimman, Bibie, Starwork
- Bandung, Indonesia
Cost of living <$550US p/m
Places to work: Co & Co
- Hanoi, Vietnam
Cost of living <$600
Places to work: Clickspace, iHouse, Rapture coffee
- Siargao, Philippines
Cost of living: <$800
Places to work: Oceon 101, Viento Del Mar
- Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Cost of living: <$900
Places to work: The onion, startup getaway
- Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Cost of living: <$800
Places to work: Hubud
- Davao, Philippines
Cost of living: <$600
Places to work: Dreamwork
- Goa, India
Cost of living: <$650
Places to work: Co working Goa
- Guangzhou, China
Cost of living: <$700
Places to work: Maan Coffee, My office
Where you want to work and live depends entirely on your interests. I’m not a city person, so I’m loving living and working in Siargao Island where the surf is good and I can live by the beach. You might want to climb mountains, explore an exotic cuisine and whatever else in between.
The best way to get a good idea of where you’re going to work is to look at the community driven nomadslist.com which shows most of the best places to live and work remotely.
As you can see from the list above, the cost of living is drastically lower than if you were to live in a more developed country, and the quality of life is likely to be better. If you are considering how to start freelancing and becoming a digital nomad then there really is no better time to start. As always, please comment if you have a question.