Why Are So Many Digital Nomads “Settling” in Lisbon?!

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Photo by Jason Briscoe

Digital Nomads never seem to be quite satisfied with one single place.

Somewhere else there is always something cooler to do, or someone more interesting to meet. Therefore, they move around all the time, rarely staying in one place longer than a few months.

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Miradouro da Graça.

1) The quality of life is gooood.

Lisbon is a gorgeous city, no doubts about that. With its breathtaking views, yellow trams and cozy cafes it has enough charm to seduce even the stiffest Russian tourist.

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Jardim Dom Luis.
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Somewhere in Alcântara.
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Fado live on the riverside.

2) The nomad community is freaking awesome.

The nomad community in Lisbon is one of the most well-organized in the world. The nomads who initiated it few years ago, have invested a lot of time and energy into it and today you can see the results of their hard work.

3) Coworking spaces and nice cafes are mushrooming.

You can have the best community in the world but if you don’t have the spaces to gather, it’s not going to grow very well. Lisbon has plenty of them. There are dozens of great coworking spaces, and many others are opening as you read this.

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O Botanista.

4) Rent is high but life is cheap.

Living in Lisbon is relatively cheap, compared to other European capitals. I lived 6 month here so far and I spent on average around 1100€ per month.

5) Great adventures await just outside Lisbon.

Portugal is a country that can easily satisfy the travel bug so many nomads have.

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Minivan in Baleal.
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Berlenga.
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