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Being a digital nomad is more popular than ever.
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, approximately 16.9 million Americans consider themselves digital nomads, more than double the number in 2019.
To respond to this request, more than 50 countries now offer digital nomad visas that allow remote workers and freelancers to live and work in another country.
For many digital nomads, living in Europe is a dream.
These are the best European countries currently offering digital nomad visas. This ranking is based on several factors, including:
- Ease of applying for the digital nomad visa
- Income Requirements for Digital Nomad Visa
- Duration of digital nomad visa
Additionally, it takes into account the quality of life and cost of living that a digital nomad can expect.
Here are the best countries in Europe where digital nomads can live and work right now:
Albania is one of the top European countries for digital nomads due to the ease of getting around there. Although the country offers a digital nomad visa, there is no minimum income requirement. It is valid for one year and can be renewed for up to five years.
It’s also possible for Americans to stay in Albania for up to a year without a visa, so you can try it to see if you like it first.
And there’s a lot to love about Albania: it’s a beautiful country with some of the most beautiful and underrated beaches in Europe. Coastal destinations like Saranda and Ksamil are perfect for digital nomads. It also has breathtaking mountains, picturesque towns and a vibrant capital, Tirana, which is also a hot spot for digital nomads.
And living here is cheaper than almost anywhere else in Europe, making it very affordable for digital nomads.
Montenegro is another of the best European countries for digital nomads. Montenegro offers a digital nomad visa with a minimum income requirement of $1,447 per month. It is valid for two years with the possibility of renewing it for two additional years.
This small Balkan country is incredibly beautiful, with beaches on the Adriatic, the stunning Bay of Kotor, and mountainous national parks to explore.
Like Albania, Montenegro is extremely affordable, especially outside of tourist centers like Kotor and Tivat.
Spain is another European country that digital nomads are flocking there. This popular European country offers a digital nomad visa with a minimum income requirement of $2,502. It is valid for one year, but it can be renewed for up to five years.
The most affordable destinations for digital nomads are in southern Spain. Beautiful, historic cities like Seville, Granada and Malaga are becoming popular with digital nomads and offer an amazing, laid-back quality of life.
Portugal is another leading European country for digital nomads. This country’s digital nomad visa requires you to earn at least $2,750 per month and it is valid for one year.
Portugal is the cheapest country in Western Europe, so you can enjoy a good life there for less money. Some most popular destinations in Portugal for digital nomads include the coastal city of Lagos, known for its beautiful beaches, and the northern city of Porto, famous for its port wine.
Finally, Croatia is a fantastic digital nomad hotspot in Europe. This country offers a digital nomad visa that requires applicants to earn at least $30,435 per year, or $2,536 per month. The visa is valid for one year.
Croatia has become extremely popular with digital nomads thanks to its affordable cost of living and stunning landscapes. The coastal town of Split is one of the best bases for digital nomads, making it easy to explore Croatia’s beaches, islands and national parks.
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