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Digital nomads: the best cities for IT professionals and remote workers

Employees who choose to work remotely prefer comfortable cities with developed infrastructure. Find out which cities in the world are among the top 10 ideal cities for digital nomads

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Recent developments around the world have increased the popularity of remote work. In addition, the development of technology allows not only to work from home, but also to combine work with travel, relocation and recreation. Thus, specialists from all over the world are almost always looking for the most convenient cities for remote work.


CNBC has shared a new ranking of cities that are ideal for digital nomads and remote workers by the International Workplace Group.


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What is the ideal city for a remote worker?


International Workplace Group experts have compared 26 cities that are suitable for people who want to work remotely with comfort. Thus, the selected cities were rated on a scale from 1 to 10 in the following categories


- climate;

- culture;

- cost of living;

- transportation and infrastructure;

- accessibility of restaurants/shops and prices for food and drinks;

- level of happiness of the local population;

- high-speed internet and communication;

- availability of flexible workspace.


"The categories were selected to consider the optimal environment for working abroad, including basic living requirements," said Darren Rogers, Regional Manager, IWG Singapore.


Thus, the corporation surveyed more than 1000 employees working remotely or hybridly. The survey found that three out of five (57%) respondents took a vacation last year while working from abroad. Therefore, the International Workplace Group concluded that "the horizons of modern workers are no longer limited to their countries."


Thus, remote workers feel free and appreciate the opportunity to extend their vacation by traveling for work, and employers, in turn, benefit by getting highly intelligent, happy, and productive teams.




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Ideal cities for remote workers


The study showed that the most important criterion for remote workers working abroad is the availability of high-speed internet with high bandwidth, because, first of all, it is an opportunity to be productive and efficient.

And if you have a good Internet connection, they are willing to put up with high living costs and unfavorable weather. 

Singapore took the first place in terms of local Internet connection speed (9 points), followed by New York (8.5) and Hong Kong (8). However, in the overall ranking, Singapore ranks only 21st.


Top 10 cities for remote work


1. Barcelona

2. Toronto

3. Beijing

4. Milan

5. New York

6. Rio de Janeiro

7. Amsterdam

8. Paris

9. Jakarta

10. Lisbon


Thus, Barcelona and Toronto are at the top of the ranking due to the availability of high-speed Internet and an extensive transportation system, as well as relatively low housing prices. For example, the average monthly rent for an apartment in Barcelona will cost about $1158, and in Toronto - $1769. For comparison, housing in New York City will cost $3,632.


In addition, Barcelona ranks 1st in the ranking due to the successful combination of a warm climate and a large number of cultural sites. That is, this city will be an ideal place for those who value not only good working conditions but also quality leisure.


Toronto is a green city with a lot of natural areas and recreational facilities. And Beijing has shown itself well in such categories as culture, accommodation and transportation costs.


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Insurance is a guarantee of your safety abroad


When planning a trip, vacation or temporary move to another country, it is important to take care of reliable health insurance. After all, in most countries of the world, foreigners' visits to medical institutions, diagnostics, and outpatient/inpatient care are very expensive. 


An insurance policy will not only guarantee you quality medical care, but also cover the costs of treatment in case of illness or accident. The insurance program will depend on the package of services you choose.

You can purchase insurance from reliable insurance agents on the Visit Ukraine website


Do not neglect your own safety and travel with confidence! 


We remind you! Travel planning will not only help you save money on your trip, but also avoid unforeseen situations. Read how to properly organize a trip and what details to pay attention to so that your vacation goes exactly as planned here.




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