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Remote Year Programs and Costs.

Remote Year offers two program lengths for you to choose from based on your personal preferences and individual needs. After committing to a program, you pay an all-inclusive monthly fee* for the duration of your itinerary which covers everything from your travel logistics, workspace, cultural and local experiences, and much much more.
*The cost of programs depends on the itinerary you choose.

12-Month Programs


A transformative experience in which you’ll explore several continents, try as many different types of cuisine as possible, explore new passions, complete personal goals, and really change your ways over the course of a year.

4 Month Programs


The perfect chance to focus your travels on one continent while exploring whether or not the location independent lifestyle is for you. If you have a limited amount of time to travel due to finances, your work schedule, or social commitments, this program is your perfect fit.

Remote Year Costs vs. Living in Major City

Trading in your rent and expenses for the adventure of a lifetime is less expensive than you think.
Remote Year Living in London Living in San Francisco Living in New York
Housing and Utilities
Average cost for a furnished studio, utilities, and internet*
Included $1,765 $2,809 $2,213
Coworking Space
Monthly average price for coworking hotdesk in each city.
Included $607 $450 $450
Remote Year Benefits
Transit between cities, support staff, local events and experiences, ISOS, Employer Support, etc.
Included N/A N/A N/A
Total Monthly Cost of Living $2,000** $2,372 $3,259 $2,663

All prices in USD using exchange rates as of Jan. 1, 2018
*Pricing data from Expatistan
**Monthly fee for a 12 month program. Average monthly fee for 12 month program including the $5,000 downpayment averages $2,250/month.

What's Included in the Remote Year fee?

24/7 Workspace Access
Within 30 minutes walking distance of your accommodation.
Travel by plane or bus between each destination on your program itinerary.
A private, furnished room in each city, usually in an apartment with fellow participants.
Local Experiences and Events
Cultural, educational, and social activities organized into Multiple Tracks™.
Employer Approval Support
We’ve helped hundreds of Potential Remotes build a convincing case for their employer on why Remote Year is a gateway to professional growth.
Local and Travelling Staff
Remote Year program leader for each group, plus local staff on the ground in each city and safety and communication support.

Where do programs go and when do they start?

Discover which experience is the best fit for you.

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Why Remote Year?

Grow in your career and your life.

City teams plan unique events so you can experience each destination like a local and develop professionally.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Remote Year staff puts together community events in all destinations, from fun and casual to organized and themed.

Break the traditional workweek.

Experience a new lifestyle every month as you change countries and your daily routine.

Do amazing work from inspiring places.

Be inspired by your surroundings and work from some of the most inspiring coworking spaces in the world.

Make a positive impact.

We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live. From volunteering at food banks in Portugal to helping refugees in Serbia, Remote Year partners with local charities and sustainable causes to do so.

Join a supportive community of like-valued people.

Your Remote Year community may start as a group of strangers, but soon, there's nowhere in the world you'd rather be.

Adventure beyond.

Want to dive deeper into each destination or get away for awhile? Book side trips outside of your itinerary with our dedicated team.

See what Remotes are saying about us.

"Sure, I could travel abroad by myself for cheaper than Remote Year, but the value of the friendships I have made in Remote Year and the connections I have made through the Remote Year network at large enrich my experience in the moment, and will continue to do so for years to come.   I wouldn’t have it any other way."

"My Remote Year journey and my loving new family taught me how to take care of myself; how to be my own star player and biggest fan. They taught me to love myself; to trust myself and my talents. They helped build my self-esteem. They fortified the confidence, peace and strength within me and in others. I couldn’t have asked for a better year."

"Remote Year is a wily gang of people from all over the world, but despite our differences, they are among the most open minded and good natured people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  It’s certainly a huge part of what makes Remote Year so fun and worth it relative to organizing your own travel around the world, which anyone in theory could do."

"Remote Year took my entire life and turned it upside-down (in the best way). There’s no such thing as a “typical 9-to-5” here. Every day, I learned more about the world and its people. Every day brought something new: a conversation with a friendly local, bizarre cuisine, cozy workspace in a hidden cafe, skydiving trip before the workday started(!). If I could rewind and live the whole thing again, I’d do it in a heartbeat."

"Back in Jersey, I thought I was happy; I thought I was motivated. After just one week on Remote Year I thought, 'How the hell haven't I done this sooner? This is amazing.' I can't imagine going back to that life. I'm the happiest and most inspired I've ever been in my life."

"The professional growth I’ve experienced while on Remote Year and working remotely would not have been possible at a typical 9-to-5 production job. I have significantly improved and widened my skill set from client management, pitching proposals and scoping contracts to research, copywriting and design."

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