Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index: Bucharest Bucharest is among the top 10 cities in the world with the best fixed broadband

Ookla shared its annual report Overall speed test index insight, breathing a room of optimism for Bucharest as one of the most sought-after places to live for digital nomads.

The Romanian capital ranks 7th among the best cities in the world in terms of fixed broadband, one place above the previous year’s ranking, comfortably above Los Angeles, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Zurich, Paris, and more with a record 195.6 Mbps download speed.

Overall, Romania’s ranking improves slightly by three places to 11th in fixed broadband speeds, just above the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, France, New Zealand, etc

For the record, Ookla reports that China is the top country in the world, with Shanghai at the top of the global performance index for the mobile list (158.63 Mbps) and Beijing leading the fixed broadband with 238.86 Mbps.

Bucharest continues to push its place as a paradise for digital nomads. Earlier this year, President Klaus Iohannis introduced “Digital Nomad Bills” to attract foreigners who wish to obtain a long-term visa in Romania while working for a company registered abroad, under certain conditions.

Big 7 Travel and EnjoyTravel.com travel sites also ranked the capital 15th in their top 25 cities for digital nomads. Several factors, including cost of living, visa procedures, coworking spaces and expat experiences have played a role in Bucharest’s place among the likes of Bali (Indonesia), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Madeira (Portugal), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Lisbon (Portugal).

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