Here are Wise’s top 6 suggestions for pleasant, sunny spots that are great for digital nomads looking to escape the cold winter weather at home.
Wise, a financial services company that helps digital nomads simplify the logistics of living abroad, only considered cities within one hour of continental US time zones when compiling this list.
The locations were then ranked based on third-party data sources that assessed factors such as weather, safety, cost of living, and accessibility to digital nomad visas.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina’s vibrant capital has a rich history, beautiful European architecture, an excellent restaurant and bar scene, and a wide range of co-working spaces.
Despite recent price increases, Buenos Aires is still very affordable compared to other major cities.
With its warm, sunny days, friendly residents, and abundance of apartments and hotels with monthly rates, Cali offers digital nomads a great way to live for less. “This makes it a budget-friendly option for digital nomads who want to enjoy everything the city has to offer, including its spectacular neoclassical architecture and historical museums, without breaking the bank.”
San Jose, Costa Rica
The capital and largest city of Costa Rica has everything digital nomads are looking for, including great winter weather, beautiful green spaces and a plethora of co-working opportunities. “The cost of living is also very affordable, and you can find rental accommodation at a fraction of what you might pay in big cities like New York or London, while still being able to get out and enjoy world-class museums, parks, and historic buildings,” says Wise.
There is no winter in the “City of Eternal Spring”. The temperatures in Medellin are in the 70s to 80s all year round. In addition, the city offers a low cost of living, a variety of coworking spaces, and a variety of museums, festivals, and parks to visit.
The capital of Ecuador offers stunning views of the Andes, affordable living costs, fast internet and a thriving culture and entertainment scene. In addition, the mild winters offer a pleasant environment for working and spending time outdoors.
The US dollar is used as the national currency of Ecuador.
Mexico City, Mexico
Ciudad de Mexico (commonly known as CDMX), with a population of approximately 9 million, offers amenities for all types of digital nomads, including vibrant expat and nomad networks to help them feel at home.
“The weather is also perfect for spending time outdoors, and there are many historic buildings, museums and natural parks to explore,” says Wise. “If you’re looking for a vibrant, culturally rich place to work and adventure this winter, Mexico City could be a great choice.