Remote working has now become the norm, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

From this, we decided to conduct some research on where the best places in the world are for remote workers, because who says you have to work from home?

We found the top 10 places for remote workers were:

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

top 10 cities to work remotely

How did we find this out?

Methodology:

We first established what you would need in order to make a decision to work remotely in a different county, this included:

  • Length of stay
  • Safety
  • Average costs of a hotel
  • Cost of a cup of coffee
  • Friendliness to foreigners
  • Crime rates
  • Internet speed
  • Female safety
  • Rate of places to work from
  • Cost of co-working

Manual searches

Length of stay

We used ONS data to reveal on average how long someone would spend in one place whilst they’re remote working. This came out at one month.

Average costs of a hotel

We used TripAdvisor to reveal the top ten hotels in a specific city and calculated the average cost.

Nomad List

Nomad List created a great online tool that calculated different ratings of cities based on whether people would work remotely in that location.

  • Cost of a cup of coffee
  • Friendliness to foreigners
  • Crime rates
  • Internet speed
  • Female safety
  • Rate of places to work from
  • Cost of co-working
  • Safety

best cities to work remotely data