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Digital Nomad Life in Sri Lanka

By Betsy Burlingame

Summary: Sri Lanka is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for digital nomads. The most popular cities for digital nomads in Sri Lanka are Colombo, Kandy, and Galle. Digital nomads like living in Sri Lanka because of its low cost of living, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals. A digital nomad can live comfortably in Sri Lanka on a monthly budget of around $1,000 USD. The culture of Sri Lanka is a mix of Sinhalese, Tamil, and Moor cultures. Buddhism is the main religion in Sri Lanka, and the country is known for its hospitality and friendly people. Foods popular in Sri Lanka include rice and curry, hoppers, kottu, and string hoppers. Sri Lanka is also known for its delicious seafood dishes, such as fish ambul thiyal and crab curry.

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How do I meet people in Sri Lanka?

When we asked people living in Sri Lanka about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Expats in Sri Lanka often join clubs and activities such as sports teams, book clubs, and language classes. Expats can also meet people by attending local events such as festivals, concerts, and art exhibitions. Additionally, many expats join social media groups and online forums to connect with other expats living in Sri Lanka. Finally, expats can also meet people by attending networking events, joining local organizations, and volunteering in their community," explained one person living in Sri Lanka.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is one of the founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and the Founder and President of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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