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The winner for cheapest European destination for digital nomads is... 🏆 🥇

There are lots of incredible places around Europe to be a digital nomad, but destinations like Paris, Dublin, and Copenhagen could easily blow your budget. So if you're looking to work remotely in Europe, keep reading to find out where you can get the best bang for your buck!

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More and more people are enjoying a nomadic lifestyle alongside their professional lives, thanks to the pandemic increasing fully-remote working opportunities (... at least there was one advantage!)

There's a big difference between remote jobs and work-from-anywhere positions, though. Lots of these opportunities are restricted to time zones. So, lots of UK citizens who are becoming digital nomads are looking to Europe for their future home. There are lots of options around Europe in which to settle, but there's only one city that's the cheapest.

Well, a loans company called Norton Finance did the leg work for you. It researched which European capitals would be the cheapest for a digital nomad to live.

It considered over 180 countries and ranked them based on the average cost of Wi-Fi, rent, transport, bills and utilities, food and gym memberships, as well as how much return flights from the UK cost.

The answer is... Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia!

Already well-known as a good spot for tourists travelling on a shoestring budget, it's not surprising that it's also taken number one spot for the cheapest European destination for digital nomads. Don't always believe the well-known saying "you get what you pay for" though, Skopje has a great street-food scene and is full of Roman-era archaeological sites, as well as Byzantine monasteries (history buffs - eat your heart out).

The main reason for sniping top spot was the crazy-low cost of public transport, with a monthly pass eight times cheaper than the equivalent in London.

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Looking for more inspiration?

Here's the top 10 cheapest European cities for digital nomads to live:

1. Skopje, North Macedonia

2. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

3. Chisinau, Moldova

4. Sofia, Bulgaria

5. Bucharest, Romania

6. Belgrade, Serbia

7. Budapest, Hungary

8. Warsaw, Poland

9. Vilnius, Lithuania

10. Riga, Latvia

So... where are you going?

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