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High Inflation and All, Digital Nomads Still Flock to Buenos Aires

Despite skyrocketing inflation, Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires has emerged as the most popular destination for remote digital workers, also known as digital nomads.

“We found over 8,000 Instagram posts from digital nomads in Buenos Aires,” reported in its recent study of the most popular global cities for digital nomads.

Life might be a little expensive, but Argentina has all the other ingredients that make digital nomadism appealing: A large startup community, a well-established co-working culture, a soothing climate and a growing army of ex-pats, to name a few.

Those who arrive at the city’s airport with a digital nomad visa can pick up a welcome package with benefits such as hotel discounts and a SIM card.

The cost of living in Argentina is approximately 53% less than in the United States. A one-bedroom apartment in the city center costs about US$300 per month in Argentina, compared to US$1200 per month in the United States.

As many as four cities in Colombia have found a place in South America’s top 10 digital nomad destinations, namely Medellin, Santa Marta, Cartagena and Bogota.

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A smaller Brazilian city called Florianopolis is attracting many digital nomads from all over the world. believes there may already be more than 2,000 digital nomads living in the city.

Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santiago and Quito are among the other top destinations for digital nomadism.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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