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Airbnb Occupancy Rates in Digital Nomad Cities

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!

However, it’s not always an easy thing to do because there are major considerations to think of such as the cost of living, internet speed, visa applications, travel expenses, and most importantly – which city in the world?! Fortunately, we will discuss all the necessary information that you need to know about the digital nomad lifestyle. 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

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!

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 Lankan Immigration’s official visa page.

Athens, Greece
Athen

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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