Tallinn named best city for remote workers


Tallinn has been named the best city for remote workers in a new ranking.

The Estonian capital tops the list thanks in part to its new “digital nomad” visa, which allows workers to settle there for a year provided they meet certain criteria.

Big 7 trip, who came up with the top 50 list, also cited Tallinn’s ‘booming’ digital economy and its low cost of living, with rent in the city center costing around $ 500 (£ 370) per month.

At number two was Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, which also introduced a remote worker visa during the pandemic.

Plus, it’s set up for remote workers through various coworking spaces around the city, and housing is much cheaper than in Western European cities.

Belgrade in Serbia, Bali in Indonesia and Chiang Mai in Thailand rank third, fourth and fifth respectively.

No city in the UK makes the top 50, although several other European destinations do, including Porto and Lisbon in Portugal, Berlin in Germany, Budapest in Hungary and Madrid in Spain.

Big 7 Travel said it compiled the list on the basis of affordability, internet access, coworking spaces, welcoming communities for expats, and considered destinations with specific nomadic digital visas.

Various countries have launched these special visas over the past year as the pandemic has forced many people to work remotely – and has shown that it is entirely possible to do a lot of work from anywhere. in the world.

Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda and Barbados all introduced their own versions, in addition to Estonia and Georgia.

Top 50 cities for digital nomads

  1. Tallinn, Estonia
  2. Tbilisi, Georgia
  3. Belgrade, Serbia
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  6. Berlin, germany
  7. Singapore
  8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  9. Hanoi, Vietnam
  10. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  11. Vancouver, Canada
  12. St. Petersburg, Russia
  13. Istanbul, Turkey
  14. Austin, Texas
  15. Shanghai, China
  16. Thessaloniki, Greece
  17. Malta
  18. Vilnius, Lithuania
  19. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  20. Kiev, Ukraine
  21. Krakow, Poland
  22. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  23. Bermuda
  24. Antigua and Barbuda
  25. Tokyo, Japan
  26. Seoul, South Korea
  27. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  28. Marrakech, Morocco
  29. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  30. Tel Aviv, Israel
  31. Porto, Portugal
  32. Madrid, Spain
  33. Quito, Ecuador
  34. Santiago, Chile
  35. Lima, Peru
  36. Bangkok, thailand
  37. Aruba
  38. Budapest, Hungary
  39. Medellin, Colombia
  40. Taipei, Taiwan
  41. Melbourne, Australia
  42. Cape Town, South Africa
  43. Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  44. Zurich, Switzerland
  45. Barbados
  46. Lisbon, Portugal
  47. Prague, Czech Republic
  48. Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
  49. Mexico City, Mexico
  50. Wellington, New Zealand

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