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The best destinations in the world for remote work have been revealed following a study. Travel hasn’t been the only thing to change significantly as a result of the pandemic, the way we work has also undergone a facelift thanks to strict policies such as lockdowns and lockdown orders. As a result of these policies, more and more people are choosing to work from home whenever possible – some even choosing to work in a completely different country.
Taking into account a range of different factors, from a country’s digital infrastructure to its economic and social conditions, a definitive list of the best places to work remotely has been created by NordLayer – and it just might inspire you to Take the plunge and book these tickets. Here’s an overview of the list of top global destinations for remote work, as well as an overview of the methodology behind how it was calculated.
Top Destinations Revealed – Information for Travelers
The study on which destinations around the world are the best choices for remote workers was conducted by network access security firm NordLayer. Officially titled the Global Remote Work Index, he analyzed the destinations according to several key parameters, including safety, internet quality, tourist attractiveness, cost of living and English proficiency. Each country was then assigned an index score, which was used to rank the countries. A total of 66 countries were included in the study altogether, giving travelers with remote work in mind plenty to digest.
Taking first place Global Remote Work Index was Germany. Europe’s economic powerhouse scored an unbeatable 0.824 on the index, with notable highlights including the country’s impressive cybersecurity and economic and social conditions. While its cost of living was among the highest on the table and the quality and prices of its internet could put off some travellers, its great command of English, its investment in education and health and its attractiveness tourist were enough to see him crowned #1.
Second place went to another European country, Denmark, with an index of 0.816. While being one of the most expensive countries on the list might prove unpopular with would-be remote workers, Denmark ranked in the top 10 in various categories such as internet quality, e-infrastructure and global health coverage – all of which are key for remote workers. Offering a high quality of life coupled with a high cost of living, Denmark is a destination many may want to consider – but it may not be a hit for those looking to save.
The bronze medal went to the United States, with an overall index of 0.809. The United States scored high in key metrics such as economic and social conditions, digital and physical infrastructure, and handling of Covid-19 – where it came out on top overall. A low cybersecurity ranking and high cost of living might deter many remote workers from moving to the US, but it provides travelers with a high quality of life – which is one reason many are considering remote work first.
Spain came in fourth place with a score of 0.796, citing strong cybersecurity performance, a more affordable cost of living than many destinations, and the highest tourist attractiveness rating of any country included in the list. ‘index. Fifth place goes to Lithuania, just behind Spain with a score of 0.794. Lithuania has the second highest cybersecurity rating and the third most affordable internet, although its quality lags far behind some of its peers. Not the most glamorous place, Lithuania offers remote workers the chance to save money and get the job done with peace of mind.
The top 10 countries Global Remote Work Index are the following:
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