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Is Thailand the best country in the world for digital nomads? Some think so. French travel and tourism operator Club Med recently conducted a study and found that Thailand tops the list of the best countries for digital nomads with Phuket as the number one ‘city’ to live in while working remotely.

(We recognize that Phuket can hardly be considered a city – perhaps an urban island with a number of larger cities)

Club Med rated areas in categories such as cost of living, safety, average internet speed, activities and workplaces like cafes and coworking spaces. Overall, the tour operator says Southeast Asian countries are emerging as popular places for those working remotely.

Shaking its reputation as a party island in recent years, the Southeast Asian island is now known as a digital nomad’s paradise.

Thailand tops the list of the best countries for digital nomads, followed by Sri Lanka, Singapore and Cambodia. Phuket is first on the list of the best cities for those who work remotely, followed by Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Krabi.

Phuket has an average cost of living of around 36,000 baht per month, according to the tour operator. They say the city also ranks at the top of the list due to the various activities in the island province.

Ho Chi Minh City comes second on the list of places to live as a digital nomad. Monthly living expenses average 31,500 baht. Club Med notes that the tropical climate and the high speed Internet make it a “dream destination for digital nomads”.

Krabi is the third best place for digital nomads. The average cost of living is around 28,500 baht per month. The region is known for its limestone cliffs as well as caves and jungles.

To view the full report, click HERE.

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