Remote work is not going anywhere and we’re all thanking our stars for that! The world’s globalization and of course, recent worldwide events have made remote work the new normal! Now that many companies have freed their workforce from the invisible chains tying them to their in-office desks, we’re seeing a higher retention rate and happier employees. If you’re looking into the world of remote work, get ready to break down any mental walls you may have had when thinking about where to live. You can literally work from almost anywhere! Here are the top 3 places that have been the highest rated by the remote worker/digital nomad community:
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of and daydreamed about visiting this magical place! This wanderlusty location has been on everyone’s radar for years, at the very least from the movie Eat, Pray, Love! If not from being featured in dozens of magazines, movies, Instagram posts and more. Bali is a beautiful Indonesian destination, full of picturesque green mountains and beautiful architecture. Many yoga retreats have been held here and it is a hub for backpackers, expats and digital nomads. Throw on some colorful, comfortable yoga pants and your favorite, loose-fitting top and breathe in the peaceful air in Bali! Here you’ll find a built-in community. The island is affordable and beautiful, the locals are nice, and there are many things to do during your off-hours like visiting temples, seeing rice terrace fields and breathtaking beaches. The level of safety here is high, the cost to live there is relatively affordable, at about $1,350 per month, and the internet speed is fast, at Fast, 21 Mbps.
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City has been gaining a huge popularity among world travelers for some time now. This vibrant city has a lot to offer in the way of culinary exploration. The food here is amazing! You’ll never run out of new restaurants to try here. There’s a lot of beautiful architecture to enjoy here, too. Its cultural institutions include famous museums, large universities and Aztec ruins in several neighborhoods. Remote workers can enjoy an amazing work-life balance and LGBTQIA expats will find a welcoming community and even a gay nightlife district. The cost to live here is roughly $1,500 a month, it is generally a safe city with a high walkability score and an efficient metro system, and has fast internet of 20 Mbps.
Lisbon is a digital nomad’s dream come true. Let’s start off with the fact that the country even gives a special digital nomad visa! The city is a European gem, with spectacular food, gorgeous views (both landscape and architecture,) very friendly locals, and lovely weather. No matter where you are in the city, you’ll have incredible views in every direction. It will be nearly impossible to have a bad workday if you’re working from Lisbon! It costs about $2,150 a month to live here and you’ll have a teeming community of expats here to make you feel more at home. The city has fast internet, at 28 Mbps so you won’t miss a beat at work.