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34 Amazing Digital Nomad Stats, Trends and Facts 2022 - Learn Digital Marketing

34 Amazing Digital Nomad Stats, Trends and Facts 2022 - Learn Digital Marketing



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Digital Nomads Trend

The digital nomad trend of being location independent has become increasingly popular over the last few years, which is why it’s no surprise that many people are seeking remote working opportunities. Besides having endless possibilities for travel, digital nomads can also live a more affordable a...

U.S. Report ON Digital Nomads: The Stats

  • There are over 10.9 million digital nomads. 33% of digital nomads own their own business.
  • Digital nomads who spend at least six months abroad can save between $2,500 and $4,000 a year due to reduced lifestyle costs for food, child or pet care, and transportation.
  • Only 7% of...

The New Lifestyle Of Choice

  • 4% of digital nomads can fully support themselves by working less than 10 hours a week.
  • The majority (70%) still work an average of 40 hours a week.
  • Digital nomadism has increased employee productivity by 35% for companies and businesses.
  • Many workers are relativel...

The Demographics

  • The gender split between digital nomads is almost even (50.19% are female, and 49.81% are male).
  • The majority of digital nomads in the U.S. are white (70%).
  • 83% of digital nomads are generally college-educated, while 2% don’t have a high school degree.
  • Digital noma...

Income Statistics for Digital Nomads

  • The average salary of a digital nomad is $51,116 per year.
  • The average digital nomad hourly rate is between $10 and $30.
  • Men make slightly more compared to women ($55,744 compared to $46,488 annually).
  • Only 18% of remote workers make more than they would if they he...

  • 9% of independent professionals find it difficult to stay motivated and free of distractions.
  • The biggest challenge of having location independence is finding fast and reliable internet speed.
  • Other difficulties include loneliness (33%), being overworked (33%), career progr...

The Communities

54% of digital nomads only visit 1 or 2 countries a year. In 2021, Taiwan was reported to be the best country for digital nomads based on personal satisfaction.

This is followed by Mexico, Costa Rica, Malaysia, and Portugal. Italy, Kuwait, and South Africa have the lowest approval rating i...

The Future

People are becoming increasingly more interested in digital nomad life.

The term “digital nomad” saw a 247% increase on Google Search from January 2019 to April 2021. Sixty-four million Americans would like to join the digital nomad community, while 19 million plan to actually do so in the...

The Cheapest Country To Go And Work

Although costs will depend on your accommodation and lifestyle, Goa, India, and Pokhara, Nepal is considered to be two of the cheapest destinations for digital nomads. The average cost of living in both places is around $650 a month.

The Digital Nomad Visa

Many countries require that you obtain a digital nomad visa if you plan on working or staying for extended periods of time. For example, American digital nomads should apply for a working tourist visa if they plan on staying in Portugal, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Bahamas, etc desp...

The Bottom Line

First and foremost, digital nomads need a laptop or computer and a reliable internet connection. To be a successful digital nomad, it’s also important to have an area where you can be productive. For some, that could be a separate room in their house, a coworking space, or even a quiet coffee sho...

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