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These Are the Best Places in the World to Work for Remote Workers

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Remote working has now become the norm, especially after the lockdowns. Employees and employers are now looking at new and innovative ways in which work can be completed, from hybrid work plans to fully flexible working patterns.

Research undertaken by Marketing Signals has revealed the top 10 places in the world for remote workers.

Using a number of online resources, including Numbeo and Nomad List, the average costs for staying in a specific country, friendliness to foreigners and females, crime rates, cost of co-working, internet speed, safety and places to work were all calculated to determine the ‘top 10’.

The online research revealed Austin was the best place for remote workers, with an average monthly stay working out at £1,744.93 ($2,201), co-working at £99 ($125), internet speed considered ‘super fast’ and places to remote-work considered ‘great’.

Vienna came in at a close second with an average monthly stay at £1,767.13 ($2,229), co-working £124.47 ($157), internet speed considered ‘Fast’ and places to remote-work considered ‘great.’

Split in Croatia came in third and Madrid came in fourth.

According to a survey of 1,021 UK workers, remote working has become the new way of work since the Covid pandemic, so it was no surprise in a recent survey conducted by the digital marketing agency that 78% of UK employees would move jobs if they were offered the chance to work fully remote on a permanent basis. 

Commenting on the results, Gareth Hoyle, managing director at Marketing Signals said: “COVID-19 has had a seismic impact on the way businesses work, with many companies having been obligated to get their staff to work from home, often for the first time.

“This research has revealed that many individuals not only want to work remotely but see it as an important ‘must’ when applying for jobs. It’s no surprise that many are now looking outside of their own country to find new places of residence to do their job.

“With many only needing a laptop, internet connection and a phone to complete their daily job, it really is true that you can do your job anywhere in the world.”

Top ten places in the world for remote workers

  1. Austin
  2. Vienna
  3. Split
  4. Madrid
  5. Lisbon
  6. San-Francisco
  7. Edinburgh
  8. Barcelona
  9. New York City
  10. Berlin

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