Best places in Europe for Digital Nomads

Are you a digital nomad looking for your next exciting location? Europe, though not as commonly explored by digital nomads as Southeast Asia or Latin America, presents a treasure trove of unique experiences for the remote work community. Each European city boasts its distinctive charm, diverse culture, undiscovered delights, and a myriad of digital nomad-friendly amenities. The constant shift of scenery makes every move feel like stepping into an entirely new universe.

Having spent significant time living and exploring various European cities, we’ve garnered valuable insights into what these places have to offer. We gathered our recommendation into this guide, intending to spotlight some of the best locations in Europe for digital nomads and remote workers.

From serene coastal towns to buzzing urban hubs, our roundup promises a place that suits every preference. So, read on to uncover your potential next destination in the fascinating European landscape.

Best Digital Nomad Cities in Europe

Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, offers a sublime mix of lively festivals, untouched beaches, intriguing volcanic landscapes, and lively nightlife. Touted as the “Island of Eternal Spring,” Tenerife boasts a climate that’s comfortable year-round, making it a favored option for digital nomads seeking to escape harsh winters or hot summers.

Digital Nomad Scene

Tenerife has been welcoming a burgeoning community of digital nomads, drawn by its laid-back lifestyle and stunning natural beauty. Coworking spaces like deskhub  and coworking Costa Adeje  not only provide excellent working facilities but also curate events and activities that foster community spirit and networking amongst digital nomads.

Cost of Living

Despite being a well-known holiday destination, Tenerife remains an affordable living choice for digital nomads. With a monthly budget of around $1,500 – $2,000, one can comfortably cover the costs of rent for a centrally-located apartment, local meals, utilities, and transportation, along with some leisure activities.

Things to Do in the City and Around

Tenerife is an island of vibrant contrasts. One can explore the black and golden sandy beaches, hike in the majestic Teide National Park with its unique lunar landscape, or enjoy a day of whale and dolphin watching. The island’s pre-Lent Carnival is considered one of the largest in the world, offering a week full of music, costumes, and celebrations. For nightlife, the cities of Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos offer numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants. With such a diverse mix of activities, Tenerife promises a fulfilling experience to digital nomads.

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Bansko, Bulgaria

Bansko is a town at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, famous as a ski resort. But now, it’s also getting known as a burgeoning digital nomad community. It’s becoming popular not only for skiing but also because it offers amazing opportunities for nature lovers in summer too.  We can talk more about Bansko because we’re all Bulgarian locals but we’ll try to keep it short. 

Digital Nomad Scene

The digital nomad scene in Bansko is thriving, thanks to the effort of co-working spaces like Coworking Bansko, attracting a diverse, international crowd of remote professionals. We can’t talk about Bansko without mentioning Bansko Nomad Fest : a week-long festival for digital nomads and remote workers happening each summer. There is everything from yoga classes in the morning, to organizing your own workshop and networking with fellow nomads. Make sure to say hi! If you’ll be there this year. 

Cost of Living

Bansko offers a low cost of living. On a budget of about $1,000-$1,200 per month, a digital nomad can live comfortably, including rent for a one-bedroom apartment, meals, and other expenses.

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Things to Do in the City and Around

Apart from skiing, you can explore the charming Old Town, visit the Holy Trinity Church, or hike in the Pirin National Park. There are many small picturesque villages an hour drive from Bansko that are perfect for a weekend trip. Don’t forget to try traditional Bulgarian cuisine since the region has some of the best traditional meals (we won’t try to spell them in English but make sure to ask locals when you get there).

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is famous for its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant art scene. Straddling the River Danube, Budapest’s historic charm, thriving nightlife, and incredible food culture make it an appealing destination for digital nomads seeking a stimulating and dynamic environment.

Digital Nomad Scene

Budapest has a robust digital nomad community with many co-working spaces such as KAPTAR and Loffice that provide a conducive environment for work and networking opportunities. The expat community is well established, so being an international will definitely not feel out of place in Budapest. 

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Budapest is more affordable compared to other European cities. For a monthly budget of around $1,200-$1,500, a digital nomad can enjoy a good quality of life, inclusive of rent for a centrally-located, one-bedroom apartment.

Things to Do in the City and Around

It’s not a myth that there’s something for everyone in Budapest. From wandering around the Buda Castle, relaxing in the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, visiting the inspiring Hungarian Parliament Building to enjoying the nightlife in one of many ruin-bars and nightclubs. If you’re a wine lover, you’ll definitely have to visit the north side of lake Balaton known for its Tokaji wine.

Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the capital of Albania, is a charming city that’s quickly emerging as a preferred destination for digital nomads. The country offers a Type D visa that allows digital nomads and remote workers to stay a year in the first instance and is renewable for up to five years.

Digital Nomad Scene

Tirana’s growing tech scene and plenty of co-working spaces like Innospace and Destil make it an ideal base for digital nomads. Regular meetups and events also offer numerous networking opportunities. While the community is still not very big, we notice its growth in the last few years. 

Cost of Living

Tirana is one of the most affordable cities in Europe. A digital nomad can expect to spend around $1,500 per month, which includes rent, meals, transportation, and other expenses.

Things to Do in the City and Around

From exploring the vibrant Blloku area filled with cafes and shops, to hiking in Mount Dajti, there’s no shortage of things to do in Tirana. Don’t miss visiting the iconic Skanderbeg Square and the National History Museum.

Madeira, Portugal

Madeira is a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that’s part of Portugal. Because of its location the island has a semi tropical climate and it’s enjoyable all year long. Known for its wine, warm climate, and incredible natural beauty, Madeira is a paradise for digital nomads (especially for those who love the outside lifestyle)

Digital Nomad Scene

Madeira’s digital nomad scene is strong, with a world-class remote working initiative, Digital Nomads Madeira, offering dedicated facilities and community events. There’s also a coworking space, Cowork Funchal, located in the capital city or if you prefer Ponta do Sol the free Coworking space is a great place. 

Cost of Living

Living in Madeira can be fairly budget-friendly depending on your lifestyle. For an average monthly budget of $1,500 to $2,000, digital nomads can enjoy a comfortable stay. It will all depend of course on which parts of the island you want to stay in. Areas like Santana, Machico, Porto da Cruz, and Porto Moniz are generally cheaper.

Things to Do in the City and Around 

Madeira is a playground for those who love nature; hike the levadas, visit the volcanic caves of São Vicente, or indulge in a glass of the famous Madeira wine. The island is not that big so it’s easy to explore. The city center of Funchal is the only place where you can find a bit more of a night life so make sure to explore around if this is something you look for in a destination. However we recommend Madeira as a great choice for someone who prefers the quieter lifestyle.

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, combines modern urban development with rich history making it one of the most interesting destinations in Europe for culture sightseeing.  As a startup hub. Warsaw offers a plethora of coworking options to support the growing digital nomad community.

Digital Nomad Scene

One of the numerous coworking spaces is Campus Warsaw (the Google campus, you can work for free from its coffee shop) and Business Link Astoria, which offer more up-scale conditions for digital nomads. Regular meetups and tech events provide strong networking opportunities.

Cost of Living

You can expect cost-effective and high-quality housing, food and entertainment options. Since its local currency is the Polish zloty, it’s more affordable than other European destinations. An average monthly budget of around $1,500 is sufficient for a good standard of living in Warsaw, inclusive of rent, meals, and transportation.

Things to Do in the City and Around 

With an array of activities like visiting the Royal Castle, exploring the Old Town, and enjoying the vibrant nightlife, there’s never a dull moment in Warsaw. Because of its location in eastern-central Poland, the city ensures you’re never too far from other attractions of Europe, including Prague, Budapest and Vilnius.

Athens, Greece

Athens, the capital of Greece, is a magical city that marries ancient history with a modern lifestyle and offers plenty for everyone who’s ready to enjoy its hidden gems. Its vibrant street life, bustling markets, charming neighborhoods, and a flourishing digital scene make Athens not just a city steeped in history, but also a modern metropolis where digital nomads can experience an enriching work-life balance.

Digital Nomad Scene

The digital nomad scene in Athens has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Even though “digital nomad community” is not the first thing that pops in mind when you hear Athens, many nomads are choosing the city because of the nice weather, amazing food and the many coworking options. Spaces like The Cube and Romantso offer a great working environment and opportunities for community engagement.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Athens is moderate. For around $1,500 to $2,000 per month, one can live comfortably in the city, covering all basic expenses. The costs will vary depending on which seasons you want to stay in. We recommend spring and autumn to avoid the high season but still enjoy the good weather. 

Things to Do in the City and Around 

From visiting iconic landmarks like the Acropolis and Parthenon to savoring delicious Greek cuisine and watching the sunset on a rooftop bar, there’s no shortage of things to do in Athens. If you’re looking for a getaway the islands of Hydra and Aegina are stunning. 

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, the heart of Europe and the capital of the Czech Republic, is a city where old meets new, tradition meets innovation, and history meets the future. Known for its architectural beauty and vibrant cultural scene, Prague is now also establishing itself as a thriving epicenter for the digital nomad community, providing an intriguing blend of work and play.

Digital Nomad Scene

Prague offers a thriving digital nomad community with coworking spaces like Locus Workspace and Prague Startup Centre offering excellent facilities. There are also regular networking events and meetups tailored for digital nomads and entrepreneurs, providing numerous opportunities for professional growth and forming meaningful connections within the community.

Cost of Living

Prague is quite affordable compared to other Western European cities. A digital nomad can live comfortably on a monthly budget of around $2,200. Periods like Christmas and December in general can bring the price up so make sure to plan around that. 

Things to Do in the City and Around 

Prague offers numerous attractions such as the medieval Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and a vibrant nightlife scene. It’s also worth mentioning the city’s gastronomy scene, where you can savor traditional Czech cuisine in local taverns or enjoy a pint of the world-renowned Czech beer. Prague truly offers a diverse palette of experiences to cater to the varied interests of its visitors.

Marbella, Spain

Marbella, situated in sunny southern Spain along the Costa del Sol, boasts a perfect blend of Andalusian tradition and international flair. Known for its glamorous resort feel, pristine beaches, and idyllic climate, Marbella serves as an excellent option for digital nomads seeking a balance of work and leisure.

Digital Nomad Scene

Marbella’s digital nomad scene is steadily growing, creating a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of remote workers. Coworking spaces like Our Space and Andalucia Lab not only offer top-notch amenities but also host regular events and workshops, fostering a collaborative spirit amongst its members.

Cost of Living

Marbella is known for its luxury resorts and upscale living, therefore the cost of living for a digital nomad is on the higher end. An average monthly budget of around $2,500 can provide for a comfortable lifestyle in Marbella. This includes rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center, meals at local eateries, utilities, and local transportation.

Things to Do in the City and Around

Marbella offers a plethora of activities perfect for downtime. Experience the tranquility of its beautiful beaches or the lush greenery of its world-class golf courses. Explore the charm of Marbella’s Old Town, strolling through its narrow alleyways, admiring the whitewashed Andalusian homes, and stopping by local art galleries. Additionally, with its location on the Costa del Sol, day trips to other beautiful Andalusian cities like Malaga or Granada are easy to plan. Marbella’s lifestyle, filled with sun, sea, and siestas, is sure to enchant digital nomads far and wide.

Crete, Greece

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, stands as a colorful tapestry of splendid beaches, ancient archaeological sites, vibrant cities, quaint villages, and rugged mountains. Its diverse landscapes, Mediterranean climate, and rich culture make it an irresistible destination for digital nomads who are seeking a place of inspiration and tranquility.

Digital Nomad Scene

The digital nomad scene in Crete is flourishing, largely driven by its friendly local community, serene environments, and well-equipped coworking spaces. Places like Comeet creative space  and pom. are not just offices, but are hubs of ideas, creativity, and collaboration. They regularly host events and skill-sharing sessions that foster a sense of community among their members.

Cost of Living

While Crete offers an abundance of natural beauty and rich cultural experiences, it remains an affordable option for digital nomads. With a monthly budget of around $1,500 – $2,000, one can cover rent for a comfortable apartment, enjoy meals from local tavernas, pay for utilities, and still have enough left for exploring the island’s many offerings.

Things to Do in the City and Around 

Crete is an island steeped in history, home to ancient Minoan sites like Knossos and Phaistos. It’s also blessed with natural beauty – from the stunning beaches of Elafonisi and Balos to the breath-taking Samaria Gorge. Besides this, Crete is famous for its culinary delights; the Cretan cuisine, known for its health benefits and exquisite flavour, is a must-try. Exploring the picturesque cities like Chania and Rethymno with their Venetian harbours and narrow shopping streets can also make for memorable experiences. With such a diverse range of activities, Crete ensures that there’s never a dull moment for the digital nomads calling it home.

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Each of the cities on this list brings its unique flavor and experiences, ensuring every digital nomad can find their perfect European base. So pack your bags and start your European digital nomad journey today!

Magdalena Grozdanova
In the past years I've been living in different countries in Europe (I'm potentially the slowest slowmad). Sofia is my home base now and in my free time I like reading, spending time in nature and practicing yoga.
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