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Plan your September move, nomads! Here are the cheapest places to visit in Europe this month (under US$2,000 per month)

Howdy, nomads! Thinking of moving again this month? It’s my birthday month and I came up with the best places to visit in September in Europe under US$2,000 per month!

Hi Jeff,

Thank you so much for following this journey and I am so glad that it is helping your own journey! I like to champion people who read my blog so I do my best in sharing my entrepreneur life tips!

You are right – September in Asia is typhoon season so you may want to change gears. For this month, the best destination in the world is Europe because of its great weather.

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However, not all European destinations are cheap so I ranked the best places to visit in September in Europe according to nomad costs, weather, and general cost of living in each city.

Please note that western Europe (Milan and Paris for example), are not included in this list because it is difficult to survive there as a digital nomad with US$2,000 per month.

Good luck on your journey and again, thank you so much for being here!

Xx, Trisha

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One of the best places to visit in September in Europe is Tbilisi, Georgia but I have a lot of horror stories about this city. More on that later.

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Please note that I am a single woman traveling alone so most of the costs here are for a single person. However, accommodations all over the world also charge the accommodations for 2 even if you are alone so assume that these hotels are priced for 2.

The monthly cost here is an estimate. It still depends on your travel lifestyle but these price points are accurate.

Lastly, I know that it is hard to decide where to move, especially if you are loaded with 100+ options. I put only 5 here as I deem that they are the best places to visit in September in Europe.

This way, you won’t be overwhelmed and you can focus on these destinations.

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#1: Budapest, Hungary (cheapest)

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☀️ Budapest September weather forecast

Budapest is still the cheapest and one of the best places to visit in September in Europe. Digital nomads are drawn to Hungary because of the super low costs. You can live here for as low as US$981 per month.

I stayed in Heritage Home Apartments which is only 400 meters walk from the center. There are many studio types in this complex that vary by price but I chose this studio apartment because I can walk everywhere!

There are many things to do in Budapest like the famous thermal baths. Budapest is also attractive if you like vibrant nightlife. The Hungarians sure know how to party and you’ll never run out of options for bars and restaurants.

Budapest is known for its reasonable prices on housing so the quality of life is guaranteed even at a cheap price. Budapest is considered one of the cheapest and safest places to live in Europe.

Digital nomads who wish to live in Hungary for more than a month can avail of the Hungary DNV (Digital Nomad Visa) which requires a foreigner to prove that he/she is earning US$2,200 per month as a remote worker.

Budapest cost of living for nomads

  • Monthly rent in an expensive area: US$874
  • Monthly rent in an inexpensive area: US$426
  • Utilities: US$83
  • Eating out: US$9 per meal
  • 1 kg of fruits: US$1.34
  • Coffee (in a cafe): US$2.16
  • Beer (in a pub): US$1.81
  • Monthly ticket for public transport: US$24
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Fun fact: Budapest is the oldest subway system in Europe (and the third oldest in the world). Photo: Keszthelyi Timi

#2: Warsaw, Poland

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☀️ Warsaw September weather forecast

Warsaw is one of my favorite cities in Europe not just because of the cheap cost of living but the different old colonial vibe. I loved walking around the old town streets and trying local Polish food.

Apart from having myriad activities, Warsaw has a vibrant nightlife that fits the young digital nomads. The people are so friendly and I never felt strange traveling alone here. I walk into a bar and always find myself hanging out with many locals at the end of the night. Polish people are friendly and fun!

Poland outperforms most US cities when it comes to the quality of better life index. The income is great and it does not breakeven with the cost of living. The housing is reasonably priced although Airbnbs and vacation rental homes are pushing these prices to increase.

At the moment, Poland is designing a digital nomad visa scheme where remote workers can come to live in Poland for a period of one year considering they are working for a non-Polish companies and prove a certain amount of income (TBD).

Warsaw cost of living for nomads

  • Monthly rent in an expensive area: US$1,139
  • Monthly rent in an inexpensive area: US$552
  • Utilities: US$89
  • Eating out: US$6 per meal
  • 1 kg of fruits: US$0.90
  • Coffee (in a cafe): US$3
  • Beer (in a pub): US$2.29
  • Monthly ticket for public transport: US$24
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Fact: Warsaw is home to the Keret House, the narrowest building in the world. | Photo: Victor Malyushev

#3: Belgrade, Serbia

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☀️ Belgrade September weather forecast

Digital nomads come to Belgrade because of its nightlife. Seriously, I know many people who come here just to party cheap. Party boats and underground clubs is a Belgrade thing, especially during the summer. However, Belgrade is more than its nightlife.

Serbian cuisine is not that world-famous but this is one of my most adventurous food destination in the world. Digital nomads will also like the quirky cafe culture in Belgrade. I swear, this city has everything!

Belgrade has a high score in the better quality of life index. Housing is inexpensive, it is safe, and is welcoming to every nationality. Serbia has a well developed healthcare system, the same quality of other richer European countries.

Serbia has a digital nomad visa called Sole Proprietorship Visa which requires a remote worker to live and work in Serbia for a period of one year. The minimum salary requirement for this visa type is US$4,000 per month.

Serbia cost of living for nomads

  • Monthly rent in an expensive area: US$1,139
  • Monthly rent in an inexpensive area: US$552
  • Utilities: US$89
  • Eating out: US$6 per meal
  • 1 kg of fruits: US$0.90
  • Coffee (in a cafe): US$3
  • Beer (in a pub): US$2.29
  • Monthly ticket for public transport: US$24
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Belgrad houses one of the biggest churches in Europe called the Church of Saint Sava.

#4: Sofia, Bulgaria

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☀️ Sofia September weather forecast

Sofia is an artists’ haven. There are art galleries everywhere, quirky cafes, and of course, a vibrant nightlife for young travelers. Bulgarians are also very friendly (although it will take time for them to warm up) and I made so many friends here even if I went here alone.

According to studies, Sofia ranks well in many aspects of the quality of life indexes such as the economy and good governance but it only got 29 points for the quality of life category.

Either way, I love recommending Sofia to digital nomads because by far, it is the cheapest destination in Europe (ranked #1 cheapest) and at the same time offers great things to do and a comfortable remote work experience.

Bulgaria has a freelancer visa and a digital nomad visa. Although it may sound like it’s the same, these schemes differ from each other but all you have to understand is that the freelancer visa allows you to do non-lucrative activities in Bulgaria while the digital nomad visa does not.

Sofia cost of living for nomads

  • Monthly rent in an expensive area: US$631
  • Monthly rent in an inexpensive area: US$273
  • Utilities: US$61
  • Eating out: US$10 per meal
  • 1 kg of fruits: US$1.04
  • Coffee (in a cafe): US$1.79
  • Beer (in a pub): US$1.84
  • Monthly ticket for public transport: US$24
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Fun fact: Sofia’s original name was Serdika and was renamed in the 14th century. | Photo: Tina Douva / Getty Images

#5: Tbilisi, Georgia

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☀️ Tbilisi September weather forecast

I have a love-hate relationship with Georgia but when I was living in Tel Aviv, I came here a lot for visa runs. Back then, Israel did not have a digital nomad visa program so I had to leave every 90 days. Tbilisi was the cheapest choice for direct flights and it is one of the reasons why I first came to Georgia.

But Georgia surprised me. The food is amazing, the women are great (the men sucked btw), and it has the oldest tradition of winemaking in the world (qvevri). You can have a meal in a nice restaurant in Tbilisi for as low as US$7 and the quality of the wines is excellent.

The quality of life in Georgia is fair and housing is still very cheap. However, I do not recommend this to solo female travelers since Georgia is not safe for women. If you are a digital nomad couple (or group of friends), you can move here peacefully but not if you are a single woman.

Georgia has a digital nomad visa scheme called “Remotely From Georgia” where you can live and work from Georgia given that you have proof of US$24,000 savings or an income of US$2,000 per month.

Tbilisi cost of living for nomads

  • Monthly rent in an expensive area: US$997
  • Monthly rent in an inexpensive area: US$289
  • Utilities: US$95
  • Eating out: US$10 per meal
  • 1 kg of fruits: US$2.20
  • Coffee (in a cafe): US$4
  • Beer (in a pub): US$3
  • Monthly ticket for public transport: US$14
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Georgia has very affordable costs but it is unsafe for women traveling alone.

⁉️ September in Europe FAQs

ABSOLUTELY! Those who are not fans of harsh winters can see Europe in a different way during September. Europe is the only destination in the world that has good weather in September. However, take note that everyone goes to Europe during the summer (June to September) so travel can be more expensive in these months.

All European countries are best to visit in September. The only thing you have to be mindful of is the prices. Western Europe (Italy, Spain, France) is more expensive. But in Eastern Europe (like most of my best places to visit in September list), everything is so cheap and you can travel here for as low as US$50 per day.

The high season in Europe starts in June as everyone flocks to the Tuscan sun. In some European countries, September is shoulder season but many tourists still go during this month.

The weather in Europe in September is great but you can also experience rainy days in some areas towards the end of September. In northern Europe (Norway, Finland, Iceland), the first winter weather starts in September.

✈️ Ready for your trip to Europe? This blog thrives on reader questions so if you need more information about the best European city to visit in September, leave a comment below and I will try my best to answer them for you!

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