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Türkiye Offers Cheapest Destinations For Digital Nomads

Antalya, Turkiye (Turkey) - one of the cheapest places for digital nomads
Antalya, one of the cheapest destinations for digital nomads in Turkiye – [Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay]
Digital nomads seeking unspoiled beaches, ancient and historic cities and beautiful nature can find these and more in fascinating Türkiye. However, what makes the country even better is that it is a much cheaper Mediterranean destination. Along with its year-round warm weather, this has made Türkiye a popular destination in the world for digital nomads and remote workers. Moreover, the country’s long-awaited Digital Nomad Visa has been announced and while the country is affordable as a whole, some locations are known to be the cheapest.

Where to go as a digital nomad in Türkiye

Among the many idyllic destinations, these five stand out as the best and cheapest locations for digital nomads in Türkiye.

Antalya for digital nomads

Antalya, Turkiye - cheapest location for digital nomads
Antalya – cheapest destination for digital nomads in Türkiye [Image by Aysegul Aytoren from Pixabay]
Located in southern Türkiye, Antalya is the cheapest location for digital nomads and a fascinating place to visit. In the eastern Mediterranean, this thriving coastal resort combines modern architecture and historic wonders. Imagine visiting trendy Konyaalti, with its mountain views and a modern promenade next to the sea. Alternatively, enjoy sitting and working in one of the quaint cafés in Old Town Kaleiçi. Antalya has all this and more and only costs $1,186 monthly to live here.

Alanya on the Mediterranean Sea

Alanya Harbor
Alanya Harbor [Image by Danskityrkiet from Pixabay]
Also on the Mediterranean coast, Alanya is a quieter beach town, perfect for chilling out. The historic town center features architecture from the Ottoman era and the town has a fortified harbor. Meanwhile, the white-sand Keopatra Beach is a 30-minute walk from town and a perfect place to relax. When it comes to dining, restaurants are affordable, with meals as cheap as $7, while rentals are around 60 percent cheaper than cities like London and Paris. In total, monthly costs are estimated at $1,228, making Alanya a tempting location for digital nomads.

Bodrum on the Aegean Sea in Türkiye

Relaxing in Bodrum
Relaxing in Bodrum, Türkiye [Image by Liudmyla Nytsyk from Pixabay]
Heading to the Turkish Riviera on the Aegean Sea, Bordum is a resort town boasting a mixture of luxury hotels and affordable guesthouses. Its Old Town offers historic charm and flower-laden streets. Meanwhile, the striking Bodrum Castle was partially constructed with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. While it is likely the most expensive beach destination in the country, it is still surprisingly affordable by European standards. Digital nomads can access a fully furnished Airbnb for only $972, leading to an overall cost of around $2,000 monthly.

Historic Istanbul for digital nomads

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Istanbul, Türkiye [Image by Şinasi Müldür from Pixabay]
Istanbul is Türkiye’s largest and the most cosmopolitan city and straddles the natural sea border between Europe and Asia. The city boasts a rich Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, with some of the most famous Turkish attractions, including the impressive Genoese architectural wonder, the Galata Tower, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and the palatial Dolmabahçe. Meanwhile, the city offers many cafés including a wide selection of $5 eateries, and living here can cost less than a comfortable $1,868 per month.

Izmir on the Aegean side of Türkiye

Izmir, Turkey
Izmir [Image by RiZeLLi from Pixabay]
Located on the Aegean, Izmir is the largest city on the coast and a vibrant city boasting two millennia of history. Among the attractions are the Agora of Smyrna with its Ottoman clock tower and other Hellenic ruins. However, some of the biggest attractions for digital nomads are the temperate climate and relaxed social attitudes. Looking at visitors’ past expenses, for a long stay in town, a budget of around $1,223 is comfortable, due to lower prices for groceries, rents and restaurants.


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