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Airbnb Occupancy Rates in Digital Nomad Cities

Last updated on October 10th, 2022

Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Introduction

In the past, people used to wait for their grand retirement to have the freedom of doing anything they want in life. Particularly, traveling to their lifelong dream destinations! It’s like how the characters from the movie ‘Up’ waited for the right time to start their adventures together but..why wait until it’s too late? When the idea of being a digital nomad was formally introduced in 1997, more and more people had an extremely inspiring awakening about living the nomadic lifestyle. To sum it up, digital nomads can be described as remote workers who are traveling to their preferred destinations in the world.  When you try to think about it, it’s actually a pretty sweet deal! You get to live a work-life balance set up – have a cup of coffee by the beach or drink lemonade with a breathtaking view of the mountains while working remotely and earn $ at the same time! In this article, we featured the Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities along with the major considerations such as cost of living, internet speed, visa applications, travel expenses, and the like.

First things first: if you want to target digital nomads in the market or be one yourself, it’s important to learn about the occupancy rates by city as a start. Continue reading to figure out each city’s average cost of living, average daily rates, annual revenue, peak seasons, and the list goes on!

A-Z Listing of Major Cities

Airbnb Occupancy Rates in Digital Nomad Cities 2022

As seen on the data chart above, we have ranked each of the digital nomad cities’ respective Airbnb occupancy rates from lowest to highest in order to identify them easily. To attain accurate data presented in this article, we utilized the best Airbnb calculator and filtered 1-2 beds & baths that are suitable for a digital nomad’s room. 

Let’s dig in and check out the Airbnb data that we discovered for the top digital nomad cities in the world!

Airbnb Occupancy Rates in the Top Digital Nomad Cities

Antigua, Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is a city filled with history & delivers an enjoyable and slightly adventurous Latin American experience with the unbridled nature Central America. This city is also one of the cheapest places in Central America.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,058
  • Number of VRBO listings: 104
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 38% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $88
  • Monthly Revenue: $928
  • Annual Revenue: $12,672
  • International Traveller Ratio: 92% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Guatemala City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,297
  • Internet Speed: 6mbps
  • Visa Length: No visa is required for a day of 90 days or less for most nationalities. For more information, check out Guatemalan Immigrations official website.
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Arugam, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay is a moon-shaped curl of soft sand and is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot. It’s a tiny place, with a population of a few hundred, and everything is dotted along a single road which parallels the coast.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 202
  • Number of VRBO listings: 3
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 18% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $58
  • Monthly Revenue: $224
  • Annual Revenue: $3,816
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $620
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps (often with unstable connection)
  • Visa Length: Initially valid for 30 days ($20) and extendable to 6 months. For more information, check out Sri Lanka Immigration’s official visa page.
Athens, Greece
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Athens is a historic city and the capital of Greece. It is bustling metropolis with plenty to see and do by day or night with plenty of coworking spaces, a growing digital nomad scene, and a generally great lifestyle. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,662
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,396
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $83
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,158
  • Annual Revenue: $14,172
  • International Traveller Ratio: 97% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,888
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps (weak internet connection in most places)
  • Visa Lengt: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 shared with other Schengen countries. Read for Greece’s visa conditions.
Austin, Texas
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Austin is located in central Texas, at the boundary between the Texas Hill Country and the prairies of East Texas. Austin’s cost of living is a little expensive and is charming like few other places in the US.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,486
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,641
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $270
  • Monthly Revenue: $4,207
  • Annual Revenue: $53,484
  • International Traveller Ratio: 14% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Houston
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $4,402
  • Internet Speed: 77mbps
Bangkok, Thailand
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

If you’re a digital nomad but love the perks of living in a big city, then Bangkok is the right city for you. There are numerous places to explore and this city is an amazing alternative to Chiang Mai.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 14,872
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,196
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 26% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $72
  • Monthly Revenue: $474
  • Annual Revenue: $7,260
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Bangkok
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,350
  • Internet Speed: 33mbps
  • Visa Length: Thailand visa: 2 Months + 1 Month Extension & 1,900 Baht Fee for $60
Bansko, Bulgaria
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

For nomads that prefer mountains over beaches, Bansko is a top option. In summertime, count on their being fewer nomads and expats in general, but plenty of nature, mountains, lakes, and nature parks, to enjoy cheaply.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 758
  • Number of VRBO listings: 67
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 27% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $68
  • Monthly Revenue: $643
  • Annual Revenue: $7,488
  • International Traveller Ratio: 86% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Sofia
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,428
  • Internet Speed: 30mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days every 180 days. Bulgaria is an EU country but is not in the Schengen zone. See Bulgaria Visa Information for your reference.
Barcelona, Spain
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

The city of Barcelona has countless coworking spaces, cafes with strong wifi and generally has a never ending nightlife. In addition to this, the cost of living is extremely low and there are numerous accommodations available

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 11,334
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,844
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $156
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,486
  • Annual Revenue: $29,772
    International Traveller Ratio: 85% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: September – October
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,350
  • Internet Speed: 33mbps
  • Visa Length: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 days (shared with other Schengen countries). For your reference, see Schengen visa info.
Berlin, Germany
Berlin

Berlin is a diverse city filled with history and culture. As the capital city of Germany, Berlin is renowned for its exceptional range of landmarks, vibrant cultural scene and way of life that’s somehow all go yet relaxed.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,134
  • Number of VRBO listings: 543
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $135
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,196
  • Annual Revenue: $25,584
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: New York City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August – September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $3,000
  • Internet Speed: 23mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-stay visa to Germany (C-type visa). For more information, visit Germany visa information.
Belgrade, Serbia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Belgrade has all types of architecture, from Ottoman to Austro Hungarian, Art Nouveau, and contemporary architecture. The majority of nomads in Belgrade noted that this city offers a western European lifestyle on an Eastern European budget.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,949
  • Number of VRBO listings: 196
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 47% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $91
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,456
  • Annual Revenue: $16,032
  • International Traveller Ratio: 83% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Belgrade
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: July – August 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,537
  • Internet Speed: 34mbps
  • Visa Length: Serbia is not part of the Schengen zone and offers a free 90-day visa for most visitors
Bratislava, Slovakia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Another popular European digital nomad location is the city of Bratislava in Slovakia. This city has fast 32 Mbps internet and a moderate climate, which makes it easy to live and work here on the road. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 842
  • Number of VRBO listings: 49
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 39% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $83
  • Monthly Revenue: $875
  • Annual Revenue: $12,432
  • International Traveller Ratio: 86% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Bratislava
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August – September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,252
  • Internet Speed: 32mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days. For detailed instructions, visit Slovakia visa information
Budapest, Hungary
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Budapest is famous for its rich culture, underground caves, the mighty Danube River, and for being the Spa Capital of the World. Nomads have dubbed Budapest as “the Bangkok of Eastern Europe” for positive and negative reasons. Though this city is fantastic, the locals and can be somewhat closed and closed off to foreigners.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,544
  • Number of VRBO listings: 565
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $102
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,351
  • Annual Revenue: $19,320
  • International Traveller Ratio: 94% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,542
  • Internet Speed: 38mbps
  • Visa Length: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 days (shared with other Schengen countries). Check out Hungary’s visa policy for your reference.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Buenos Aires has good metro system that allows you to get anywhere in this huge city cheaply and easily across this amazing city. The majority of digital nomads in this city noted an extremely low cost of living.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 15,679
  • Number of VRBO listings: 855
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 37% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $63
  • Monthly Revenue: $747
  • Annual Revenue: $9,168
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: Brazil
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Buenos Aires
  • Most common guests language: Spanish
  • Peak season: February – March 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $733
  • Internet Speed: 23mbps
  • Visa Length: 3 months according to Argentina visa
Cairo, Egypt
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

If you are a digital nomad seeking for convenience, comfort, and a fast wifi connection, Cairo might not be an ideal city for you. Although this city is rich in history and ancient artifacts, some of the downsides here include traffic & pollution.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 308
  • Number of VRBO listings: 18
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $54
  • Monthly Revenue: $889
  • Annual Revenue: $9,384
  • International Traveller Ratio: 90% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: New York City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: May
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $853
  • Internet Speed: 6mbps
  • Visa Length: 180 days based on Egypt Visa information
Canggu, Indonesia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

The city of Canggu is ideal for digital nomads who would like to work as much as they want to be by the sea & explore surfing. It has plenty of co-working spaces, cafes, and a community of digital nomads.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 2,806
  • Number of VRBO listings: 906
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 30% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $102
  • Monthly Revenue: $909
  • Annual Revenue: $11,532
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Jakarta
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,103
  • Internet Speed: 21mbps
  • Visa Length: 30 days for a single entry according to Indonesian visa policies
Cape Town, South Africa
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Cape Town is one of the best locations for digital nomads in Africa. Not to mention its countless coffee shops and coworking spaces, this city offers a cheap cost of living.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 10,805
  • Number of VRBO listings:1,220
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $114
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,495
  • Annual Revenue: $17,832
  • International Traveller Ratio: 92% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Cape Town
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – January
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,738
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to South Africa’s visitor visa
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Chiang Mai is a remarkable city among the digital nomad community because of its affordability and good quality of life. It’s easy to get around, has excellent wi-fi, cheap, and plenty of co-working spaces for nomads.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,429
  • Number of VRBO listings: 373
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 23% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $64
  • Monthly Revenue: $378
  • Annual Revenue: $5,796
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Bangkok
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $989
  • Internet Speed: 30 Mbps
  • Visa Length: 2 Months + 1 Month Extension | 1,900 Baht Fee for $60. For more information, see Thailand’s visa policies.
Cusco, Peru
Cusco

This city is suitable for nomads who are looking for an adventure more than stability. Cusco will give you an exquisite nomadic lifestyle as it offers numerous exciting outdoor activities.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,946
  • Number of VRBO listings: 96
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 37% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $37
  • Monthly Revenue: $390
  • Annual Revenue: $5,328
  • International Traveller Ratio: 90% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: New York City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,144
  • Internet Speed: 11mbps
  • Visa Length: 6 months according to Peru visa
Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuenca

This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is a joy to explore and offers many opportunities to learn more about Andean culture. You can also spend your work breaks napping along the Rio Tomebamba riverfront or visit one of the local museums. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,028
  • Number of VRBO listings: 52
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 29% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $47
  • Monthly Revenue: $404
  • Annual Revenue: $5,304
  • International Traveller Ratio: 67% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Guayaquil
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $874
  • Internet Speed: 16mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to Ecuador visa
Da Lat, Vietnam
Da Lat

The city of Da Lat is a quiet place to work since there aren’t a lot of nightlife and tourists. If you are looking for a low cost of living in Vietnam, Da Lat may be a good place to enjoy a Vietnamese nomadic travel experience.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 478
  • Number of VRBO listings: 13
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 24% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $53
  • Monthly Revenue: $381
  • Annual Revenue: $4,776
  • International Traveller Ratio: 24% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $978
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps
  • Visa Length: 1 Year (Us Citizens) Or 3 Months Multi-Entry + 3 Month Extension | $135 Fee. Check out Vietnamese tourist visas for more information.
Danang, Vietnam
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Danang is a beautiful city with plenty of co-working spaces where digital nomads can increase productiveness. However, the social scene for foreigners is noted for being a little difficult in comparison to other Asian cities. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,468
  • Number of VRBO listings: 317
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 13% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $54
  • Monthly Revenue: $225
  • Annual Revenue: $2,664
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Seoul
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: May
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,026
  • Internet Speed: 14mbps
  • Visa Length: 1 Year (Us Citizens) Or 3 Months Multi-Entry + 3 Months Extension. Check out the validity of Vietnamese visas for more information.
Dahab, Egypt
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Dahab is a city in Egypt that is known for its warm weather and is the cheapest yet safest location for digital nomads in the Middle East & North Africa. On the other hand, one of the city’s downsides is not having an extremely strong wifi connection or cell signal.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 577
  • Number of VRBO listings: 14
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $80
  • Monthly Revenue: $824
  • Annual Revenue: $12,552
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Cairo
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,019
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps
  • Visa Length: 6 months
Goa, India
Goai

Goa is one of India’s southern states and is famous for its beaches and places of worship. The city’s tourism is its primary industry, and is generally focused on the coastal areas of Goa, with decreased tourist activity inland.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,191
  • Number of VRBO listings: 268
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 37% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $61
  • Monthly Revenue: $671
  • Annual Revenue: $8,532
  • International Traveller Ratio: 40% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Mumbai
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,369
  • Internet Speed: 10mbps
  • Visa Lengthe: Tourist e-Visa valid for 30 days, 1 year, or 5 years according to Indian e-Visa
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Guanacaste

This nomad city offers tropical weather & a breathtaking view of the Carribean sea. On the other hand, Guanacaste was noted with slower internet speeds and expensive rent costs.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 88
  • Number of VRBO listings: 3
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 32% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $89
  • Monthly Revenue: $909
  • Annual Revenue: $10,668
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: San José
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,000
  • Internet Speed: 3.9 – 7mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to Costa Rica’s visa information
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi

Hanoi is a beautiful Vietnamese city with plenty of nomadic infrastructures that you can enjoy. Filled with accessible local cafes, this city offers a unique architecture because of its French influence.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,987
  • Number of VRBO listings: 377
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 16% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $87
  • Monthly Revenue: $203
  • Annual Revenue: $5,256
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Hanoi
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $960
  • Internet Speed: 16mbps
  • Visa Length: 1 Year (Us Citizens) or 3 Months Multi-Entry + 3 Month Extension
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Ho Chi Minh is considered as one of Southeast Asia’s digital nomad-friendly cities and is ideal for those who are hustling with a limited budget. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 285
  • Number of VRBO listings: 25
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 13% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $38
  • Monthly Revenue: $178
  • Annual Revenue: $1,944
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Hanoi
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: April
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $961
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps
  • Visa Length:1 Year (Us Citizens) Or 3 Months Multi-Entry + 3 Months Extension
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul

Istanbul is an ideal city for nomads who are looking for a historical experience with accessible transportation in a big city. The cost of living & food expenses are remarkably cheap too! 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 17,056
  • Number of VRBO listings: 651
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $78
  • Monthly Revenue: $905
  • Annual Revenue: $12,348
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Istanbul
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,067
  • Internet Speed: 12mbps
  • Visa Length: 90-day multiple-entry based on Turkey’s e-Visa
Izmir, Turkey
Izmir

Izmir is a budget-friendly city that offers a rich culture and a quality living experience. However, it can be extremely hot during the summertime in this city.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,073
  • Number of VRBO listings: 110
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 30% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $75
  • Monthly Revenue: $620
  • Annual Revenue: $8,784
  • International Traveller Ratio: 89
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Istanbul
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: July – August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $685
  • Internet Speed: 19mbps
  • Visa Length: 90-day multiple-entry based on Turkey’s e-Visa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

In this city, you can find charming restaurants & coffee shops that are suitable for a unique digital nomad experience. Although internet speed may be a primary concern for most cities in Africa, there are plenty of remote workers who are staying in Johannesburg because of the good quality of life & low cost of living.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 2,119
  • Number of VRBO listings: 85
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 33% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $84
  • Monthly Revenue: $786
  • Annual Revenue: $10,596
  • International Traveller Ratio: 67
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Cape Town
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: June
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,961
  • Internet Speed: 12mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to South Africa’s visitor visa
Krakow, PolanD
Krakow

Krakow is undeniably one of the cheapest locations for digital nomads who prefer to try visiting Europe! Because it offers the lowest cost of living in Europe, a handful of digital nomads stay in most cafes and co-working spaces with excellent internet speed.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,385
  • Number of VRBO listings: 506
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $76
  • Monthly Revenue: $954
  • Annual Revenue: $12,984
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,574
  • Internet Speed: 43mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, visit Poland visa information 
Kathmandu, Nepal
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

If you’re looking forward to working near the Himalayas & Everest, this is the right city for an adventurous digital nomad like you! With its relatively cheap cost of living and average internet speed, Kathmandu is a must-place city for the majority of outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,885
  • Number of VRBO listings:65
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 23% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $49
  • Monthly Revenue: $290
  • Annual Revenue: $4,344
  • International Traveller Ratio: 96
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $609
  • Internet Speed: 8mbps
  • Visa Length: 15 Days (30 USD), 30 Days (50 USD), and 90 Days (125 USD) visas on arrival available at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival for most nationalities. Learn more information about Nepal’s visas.
Lisbon, Portugal
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Lisbon is a small city that offers a unique vibe and a suitable working environment for any digital nomad. Because of its diverse environment, this city is inviting to various nomads who want to connect with others & explore a high quality of life. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 10,061
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,274
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 53% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $114
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,865
  • Annual Revenue: $23,220
  • International Traveller Ratio: 93
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: October
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,033
  • Internet Speed: 26mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, visit Portugal visa information
Lima, Peru
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

This city is an ideal option for digital nomads who prefer to be in a rich & urban city with plenty of nightlife options and art exhibits. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 515
  • Number of VRBO listings: 14
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 26% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $32
  • Monthly Revenue: $248
  • Annual Revenue: $3,432
  • International Traveller Ratio: 57
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Lima
  • Most common guests language: Spanish
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $942
  • Internet Speed: 14mbps
  • Visa Length: 6 months according to Peru visa
Lyon, France
Lyon

Lyon is a French city where the majority of travelers haven’t taken over yet – therefore having an exclusive vibe for nomads. However, you might need to speak their romantic language in order to have social engagements with locals. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,111
  • Number of VRBO listings: 101
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $128
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,889
  • Annual Revenue: $24,192
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: French
  • Peak season: September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $3,079
  • Internet Speed: 26mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, see how to get a visa in France
Las Palmas, Spain
Las Palmas

Behold, the digital nomad city with the highest occupancy rate! Ranked as the first city because of its overall excellence, Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria where the majority of digital nomads travel to.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,417
  • Number of VRBO listings: 415
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 56% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $99
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,825
  • Annual Revenue: $21,312
  • International Traveller Ratio: 94
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Madrid
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,284
  • Internet Speed: 79mbps
  • Visa Length: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 days (shared with other Schengen countries). For your reference, see how to get a visa in Spain
Madrid, Spain
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Madrid generally has everything you need in a nomadic city – from chic workspaces, reliable internet connection, to amazing nightlife & restaurants, this city has it all. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,041
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,060
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 55% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $149
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,496
  • Annual Revenue: $31,680
  • International Traveller Ratio: 90
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Madrid
  • Most common guests language: Spanish
  • Peak season: September – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,845
  • Internet Speed: 34mbps
  • Visa Length: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 days (shared with other Schengen countries). For your reference, check out Spain visa requirements
Marseille, France
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

There’s no denying that this French city offers numerous coastal establishments with exquisite European charm, however, Marseille has limited co-working spaces with wi-fi. Although this may not be an ideal workplace for nomads, it’s definitely worth exploring this French city during work breaks!

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,691
  • Number of VRBO listings: 587
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 46% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $107
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,593
  • Annual Revenue: $19,152
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: French
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $3,229
  • Internet Speed: 27mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, see France visa requirements
Marrakesh, Morocco
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Morocco’s old architecture & low cost of living is a perfect combination for digital nomads who have old souls. On a side note, alcohol is controlled in this city, which might not be suitable for those who are expecting to unwind with tequila after a long day’s work.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,114
  • Number of VRBO listings: 346
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 29% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $70
  • Monthly Revenue: $594
  • Annual Revenue: $7,932
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,906
  • Internet Speed: 8mbps
  • Visa Length: 90-day single or multiple entries based on the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Melbourne, Australia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Known as Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne is popular for its cafes & co-working spaces with an excellent internet speed. The city’s great public transport is also an important factor to take note for digital nomads who are looking forward to exploring the city.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 13,871
  • Number of VRBO listings: 4,142
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $157
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,227
  • Annual Revenue: $26,856
  • International Traveller Ratio: 23
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Melbourne
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December – March
  •  Cost of living per month: $3,200
  •  Internet speed: 50mbps
  • Visa Length: 3 months according to Australia visa requirements
Nairobi, Kenya
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

If you are a unique digital nomad who wants to experience the nature & wildlife, Nairobi is the city for you! This city is also the economic & tech hub of East Africa, which makes it accessible for most remote workers & entrepreneurs. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,745
  • Number of VRBO listings: 506
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 27% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $57
  • Monthly Revenue: $485
  • Annual Revenue: $6,000
  • International Traveller Ratio: 92
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Nairobi
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,228
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days as seen on Kenya visa requirements
Nantes, France
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Nantes is for digital nomads who are willing to pay the price for a wonderful European experience. Similar to Marseille, this city will require you to speak French for the most part to attain a complete nomadic experience.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,307
  • Number of VRBO listings: 87
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 51% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $92
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,509
  • Annual Revenue: $18,204
  • International Traveller Ratio: 8
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: French
  • Peak season: September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $4,437
  • Internet Speed: 42mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, see France visa policies 
Penang, Malaysia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Penang’s laid-back city-island offers an interesting culture to most digital nomads and vacationers. Aside from accessible coworking spaces with a strong internet connection, this city offers various cuisine & is relatively clean! 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,442
  • Number of VRBO listings: 114
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 25% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $74
  • Monthly Revenue: $582
  • Annual Revenue: $7,320
  • International Traveller Ratio:33
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Kuala Lumpur
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,085
  • Internet Speed: 19mbps
  • Visa Length: 3-12 months based on Malaysia visa requirements
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo

If you imagine yourself in a coastal village without having to use the fake sea background during virtual meetings, this is the right city for you! Puerto Viejo offers an Afro-Carribean charm with the best nightlife too. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 449
  • Number of VRBO listings: 54
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 48% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $103
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,640
  • Annual Revenue: $19,080
  • International Traveller Ratio: 92% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: San José
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,380
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days! Learn more on how to get a visa in Costa Rica
Quito, Ecuador
Quito

If you are a digital nomad who loves to be around nature, Quito is the most recommended city for you. Offering a low cost of living, this city is nearby hot springs, mountains, and volcanoes that you can definitely explore!

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,182
  • Number of VRBO listings: 188
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 29% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $46
  • Monthly Revenue: $391
  • Annual Revenue: $5,316
  • International Traveller Ratio: 86% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Quito
  • Most common guests language: Spanish
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $989
  • Internet Speed: 10mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to Ecuador visa requirements
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro

Do you want to work with a view of both the mountains & the sea? If yes, then Rio is the place to be! You can enjoy activities from the Carnaval, dance to samba music, or simply be one of the locals who know how to live a work-life balance setup.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,334
  • Number of VRBO listings: 74
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 33% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $98
  • Monthly Revenue: $598
  • Annual Revenue: $12,564
  • International Traveller Ratio: 42% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Rio de Janeiro
  • Most common guests language: Portuguese
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,500
  • Internet Speed: 25mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to Brazil visa requirements
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia

This city in Bulgaria offers a low cost of living & good quality of life for the majority of nomads. Since the locals in Sofia are extreme foodies, you can definitely see various cuisines that are tasty!

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,611
  • Number of VRBO listings: 254
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $54
  • Monthly Revenue: $712
  • Annual Revenue: $9,072
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Sofia
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: July
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,401
  • Internet Speed: 27mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days every 180 days. Bulgaria is an EU country but is not in the Schengen zone. See how to get a visa in Bulgaria for your reference
St. Petersburg, Russia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

St. Petersburg is filled with co-working spaces with accessible public transportation. On a side note, if you would like to stay here for more than a year, you have to consider that it could get disastrous during the winter season.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,780
  • Number of VRBO listings: 270
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 45% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $66
  • Monthly Revenue: $864
  • Annual Revenue: $11,232
  • International Traveller Ratio: 33% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Moscow
  • Most common guests language: Russian
  • Peak season: June
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,628
  • Internet Speed: 15mbps
  • Visa Length: 30 days | 3 years for US citizens according to Russian visas validity
Tulum, Mexico
Tulum MX

Tulum is considered as the “Bali of Mexico” – and because of this, the city has been jampacked with tourists from all over the world. Because the place has become more and more popular for digital nomads, the locals mentioned that they are continuously working on improving their internet speed & cell signal.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,919
  • Number of VRBO listings: 876
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 46% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $136
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,039
  • Annual Revenue: $23,856
  • International Traveller Ratio: 98% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York City 
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,167
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps
  • Visa Length: Mexico: 30 – 90 days according to Mexico visa requirements
Tbilisi, Georgia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Close to the mountains, wineries, vineyards, and beaches, this city is known for its mixture of cultures, cheap cost of living, and nomadic communities. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,856
  • Number of VRBO listings: 679
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 38% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $49
  • Monthly Revenue: $472
  • Annual Revenue: $7,104
  • International Traveller Ratio: 97% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Russia
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Moscow 
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $525
  • Internet Speed: 25mbps
  • Visa Length: 30 – 90 days according to Georgia visa requirements
Ubud, Indonesia
Ubud

Are you looking for a peaceful nomadic lifestyle? If yes, then Ubud is definitely the place to go. Aside from spiritual-oriented locals, you can also enjoy healthy food options & yoga to make sure that your work is balanced with meditation!

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,553
  • Number of VRBO listings: 385
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 23% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $104
  • Monthly Revenue: $689
  • Annual Revenue: $9,144
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London 
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,729
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps
  • Visa Length: 30 days for a single entry according to Indonesia visa requirements
Valparaiso, Chile
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Valparaiso is a Bohemian city by the sea that offers stable wifi & a sweet view of the ocean anywhere you go. For digital nomads who prefer to have a quiet time to focus on work, this is the best city for you.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 795
  • Number of VRBO listings: 20
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 31% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $97
  • Monthly Revenue: $644
  • Annual Revenue: $11,628
  • International Traveller Ratio: 67% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Santiago 
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: January
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,558
  • Internet Speed: 15mbps
  • Visa Length: 90-day visa-free stay in Chile for 90 nationalities. There is an extension for an additional 90 days is possible at immigration offices according to Chilean Immigration Department

General conclusion

The data points mentioned in this article such as Airbnb occupancy rates per city, annual revenue, & traveller’s ratio should be your basis for either being a digital nomad yourself or targeting them for your business. Now that you have 50 various options for digital nomad cities in the world to choose from, choose to stand out among your competitors by having an access to a reliable data analytics tool!

Now that you have a background of the average figures for each digital nomad city in the world, don’t miss out on greater opportunities! With the help of our all-in-one analytics service, you can vastly enhance your monthly revenue, create a comparison for each neighborhood, add the appropriate amenities and so many more exciting features.

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