Top global destinations for remote work revealed

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The best destinations in the world to work remotely have been revealed after a study. Traveling wasn’t the only thing that changed significantly as a result of the pandemic, as the way we work also got a makeover thanks to strict policies like lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. As a result of these policies, more and more people are now choosing to work from home whenever possible, with some even choosing to work from a completely different country.

Taking into account a variety of different factors, from a country’s digital infrastructure to its economic and social conditions, NordLayer has put together a definitive list of the best places to work remotely, and it just might inspire you to take the plunge and book those. Tickets. Here’s a look at the list of the top global destinations for remote work, plus a look at the methodology behind how it was calculated.

Top Destinations Revealed: Information for Travelers

The study on which destinations around the world are the best options for remote workers was completed by the network access security company NordLayer. Officially titled the Global Remote Work Index, it analyzed destinations across several key metrics, including safety, internet quality, tourist appeal, 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, giving travelers with remote work on their minds plenty to digest.

Germany ranked first in the Global Remote Work Index. The European economic powerhouse scored an unbeatable 0.824 on the index in total, with notable highlights including the country’s impressive cybersecurity and economic and social conditions. While its cost of living was among the highest in the table and its Internet quality and prices might put off some travelers, its high English proficiency, investment in education and health care, and tourist attractiveness ratings were enough to see him crowned number 1.

Second place went to another European nation, Denmark, with an index score of 0.816. While being one of the most expensive countries on the list may prove unpopular with would-be remote workers, Denmark made it into the top 10 in several categories, such as internet quality, electronic infrastructure, and global health coverage, all of which are important aspects. key for remote workers. . Offering a high quality of life coupled with a high cost of living, Denmark is a destination that many will want to consider, but it may not be a hit for those looking to save.

The bronze medal went to the USA, with an overall index of 0.809. The US scored highly on key metrics such as economic and social conditions, digital and physical infrastructure, and handling of Covid-19, where it ranked first overall. Low cybersecurity ratings and a high cost of living may deter many remote workers from the idea of ​​moving to the United States, however, it offers travelers a high quality of life, which is one of the reasons why many consider remote work first.

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Spain ranked fourth with a score of 0.796, citing strong performances in cybersecurity, a more affordable cost of living than many destinations, and the best tourist attraction rating of any of the countries included in the index. Fifth place went to Lithuania, narrowly behind Spain with a score of 0.794. Lithuania has the second highest rating for cyber security and the third most affordable internet, although its quality lags far behind some of its peers. Not the most glamorous of places, Lithuania offers remote workers the chance to save money and get work done with peace of mind.

The top 10 countries in the Global Remote Work Index are as follows:

Germany Denmark USA Spain Lithuania Netherlands Sweden Estonia Singapore France

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