The digital nomad?

Digital nomads in Bali.

Bali is a popular destination for digital nomads for many reasons. Tropical climate, beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and relatively low cost of living compared to other countries. I have spent several months living and working in Bali as a digital nomad. It has been an incredible experience.

Some insights for anyone considering being a digital nomad in Bali.


One of the first things to consider as a digital nomad in Bali is finding suitable accommodation. Bali offers a range of accommodation options, from budget hostels to luxury villas. As a digital nomad, I recommend staying in a co-working space or co-living house, as they are great places to meet other like-minded individuals and build a community.

There are several co-working spaces in Bali, including Dojo Bali, Outpost, and Hubud. These spaces offer high-speed internet, comfortable workspaces, and various amenities such as meeting rooms, printing facilities, and networking events.

Alternatively, you can stay in a co-living house such as Roam, which provides private rooms, shared workspaces, and community events. Co-living houses are perfect for digital nomads who want to live and work with other people in a collaborative and creative environment.


Bali is relatively small, and transportation is affordable and convenient. As a digital nomad, I use a scooter or a motorbike to get around. Scooters and motorbikes are easy to rent, and you can find them for as little as $50 per month.


Bali is known for its vibrant and delicious food scene. I recommend exploring the local food scene, which is influenced by Indonesian, Chinese, and Indian cuisine. Bali also has plenty of international restaurants and cafes that cater to digital nomads, offering healthy and affordable options.

One of my favorite places to eat in Bali is the local warungs or small family-owned restaurants. Warungs offer authentic Balinese dishes at affordable prices, and they are a great place to meet locals and experience the culture.

Cost of Living

Bali has a relatively low cost of living compared to many other countries, making it an attractive destination for digital nomads. The cost of living in Bali can vary depending on your lifestyle and preferences, but on average, you can expect to spend $1000-$1500 per month.

This budget includes accommodation, food, transportation, and other expenses. However, keep in mind that the cost of living may be higher in popular tourist areas such as Seminyak and Ubud.

Final Thoughts

Being a digital nomad in Bali has been an incredible experience for me. Bali offers a unique combination of culture, natural beauty, and a supportive community of digital nomads.

If you are considering being a digital nomad in Bali, I recommend doing your research, connecting with the community, and immersing yourself in the local culture. Bali has a lot to offer, and it is a fantastic place to live, work, and explore.


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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